Dr. Vega is an instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry and a staff neuropsychologist at Boston Children’s Hospital in the Department of Neurology. He earned Masters and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology at Carlos Albizu University (former Miami Institute of Psychology), clinical internship at Miami Children’s Hospital, and postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery.
Dr. Vega has served on the Executive Board of the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society, and conducts evaluations in English and Spanish. He has published peer-reviewed journal articles on epilepsy and ADHD, anxiety and depression, autism, and the effects of bilingualism on the brain. Current research interests include neuroscience of autism, impact of pediatric epilepsy and treatments, and development of the bilingual brain.
In addition to an active clinical and research career, he also lectures at several universities in the Boston area on topics such as biological basis of behavior, neuroscience, and cross-cultural assessments.