Departments & Organizations
Child Study Center: Center for Translational Developmental Neuroscience (CTDN)
I co-direct the Yale Center for Translational Developmental Neuroscience. We employ a range of techniques including structural and functional neuroimaging, genomics, and eye tacking to understand the development of the brain and thereby improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting children. I also serve as the Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded multisite Autism Center for Excellence Multimodal Developmental Neurogenetics of Females with ASD network that spans Yale (the lead site), Harvard, UCLA, UCSF, University of Southern California, and the University of Washington. I have received a Scientist Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health, a John Merck Scholars Award for my work on the biology of developmental disorders, and the American Psychological Association's Boyd McCandless Award for distinguished early career theoretical contributions to Developmental Psychology. I co-direct Yale’s NIMH T32 Fellowship Training Program in Childhood Neuropsychiatric Disorders. Our program focuses on preparing scientists, including those in clinical sciences as well as those in basic sciences, for independent careers as field-leading investigators, conducting research on childhood neuropsychiatric disorders.
Education & Training
|PhD||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2001)|