Laurie Cutting, who holds a doctorate in communication sciences and disorders, is a research scientist at Kennedy Krieger Institute, an assistant professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and an assistant professor of education at Johns Hopkins University. She is also the principal investigator of an NIH-funded research project on reading comprehension and a coinvestigator on other NIH-funded projects on reading disabilities and ADHD. She focuses on brain-behavior relations in children with an emphasis on reading disabilities and language and executive function.
During her doctoral work, she completed internships at Yale University School of Medicine's Center for Learning and Attention and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. In 2002–2003, she completed an NIH science policy fellowship. She has written and coauthored articles on learning disorders and ADHD.