Associate Professor in the Child Study Center and of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)
Director, Yale Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic
Director, Yale Early Social Cognition Laboratory
Dr. Chawarska has received her clinical and research training at Yale. She is a leading expert in research on identifying markers of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and novel treatment targets in infancy. In her clinical practice, Dr. Chawarska specializes in early diagnosis of ASD as well as developmental follow-up of infants at risk for ASD due to familial factors (e.g., having an older sibling with ASD), genetic factors (e.g., having a syndrome related to ASD such as Fragile X), or due to...
Suzanne Macari, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist at the Yale Child Study Center. She earned her doctoral degree in Developmental Psychology from the University of Virginia and completed post-doctoral fellowships in autism research at the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute and at the Yale Child Study Center Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic under the supervision of Dr. Kasia Chawarska. Currently, she is Associate Director of the Yale Early Social Cognition Lab. Her research focuses on...
Lecturer in the Child Study Center
Karyn Bailey graduated from the University of Kansas with a Master’s in Social Work and subsequently completed two years of advanced clinical training as a Social Work Fellow at the Yale Child Study Center prior to accepting a position as a faculty member. Currently, she serves as the Director of Social Work Training for the department and also as the lead Social Worker in our Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic. Her interests include adult learning and family adjustment with regard...
Scuddy Fontenelle IV, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Yale Child Study Center who specializes in the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the treatment of behavioral difficulties (e.g., pediatric feeding disorders, aggressive behaviors, toileting, etc.) displayed by children with ASD and other developmental disorders. He received his B.S. in psychology from Louisiana State University in 2006, M.A. in psychology from Southeastern...
Social Worker Child Study Center
Clinical Social Worker
Amy Carney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Developmental Disabilities Clinic for Infants and Toddlers. She acquired a B.S. in Human Development and Family Relations from the University of Connecticut, earned her Master's Degree in Social Work at Southern Connecticut State University, with a specialization in clinical work with children and families, and completed a post graduate fellowship within the Yale Child Study Center's autism clinic. Currently, Amy provides clinical support...
Clinical Instructor (Social Work) in the Child Study Center
Speech and Language Pathologist
Megan Lyons, MSW, M.S. CF-SLP is Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical
Fellow in the Laboratory for Developmental Communication Disorders. She
received her M.S. from Southern Connecticut State University and is in
the process of completing her clinical fellowship under the supervision
of Dr. Rhea Paul. Within the autism program, Megan provides speech,
language and communication evaluations for the Developmental Processes,
Trajectories, and Predictors of Outcome Study, Simon's Baby-Siblings and
Associate Research Scientist in the Child Study Center
Kelly K. Powell, Ph.D. is an Associate Research Scientist at the Child Study Center. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University in Providence, RI majoring in both Psychology as well as Human Development & Educational Studies. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from American University in Washington, DC and completed her pre- and post-doctoral fellowships at the Yale Child Study Center. Dr. Powell specializes in the assessment and treatment of individuals with Autism...
Post-Doctoral and Postgraduate Associates
Postgraduate Associate in the Child Study Center
Perrine Heymann graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.Phil in Psychology and a minor in Spanish and American Sign Language in 2015. While at the University of Pittsburgh, she was a research assistant in the Infant Communication Lab (ICL) under Dr. Jana Iverson. She designed and carried out an honors thesis examining the development of vocalizations and joint attention in infants at heightened risk for autism during her time in the ICL. She spend many summers...
Postgraduate Associate in the Child Study Center
Emily Hilton graduated with honors with a B.A. in Psychology and a concentration in Neuroscience from Grinnell College in 2015. While at Grinnell, Emily worked both as a research assistant in the Cognitive Development Laboratory, under Dr. Ann Ellis, and as an assistant teacher at the college preschool. During the summer of 2013, she completed an intensive research project conducting eye-tracking research with preschool-aged children. Emily also conducted a qualitative research project on...
Finola Kane-Grade graduated with comprehensive honors from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2016 with a B.A. in Psychology and Music Performance – Flute. While at the University of Wisconsin, she was a research assistant for four years at the Child Emotion Research Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Seth Pollak, where she conducted research focused on children’s emotional development using eye-tracking and psychophysiological methods. In this lab, Finola completed a Hilldale senior...
Postgraduate Associate in the Child Study Center
Anna Milgramm graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Economics in December 2014. While at Emory, Anna worked as a Research Assistant at the Children’s and Mothers’ Emotions Laboratory, where she conducted a project focused on the parenting behaviors of mothers at risk for perinatal depression. She also worked as an Assistant Teacher at the Walden Early Childhood Center, an integrated preschool that promotes social interactions between children with autism and...
Stephanie is a fellow in Translational Technologies in Development at the Technology and Innovation Lab at Yale University Child Study Center with experience in rehabilitation engineering through sensory tools. She holds a Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering and is passionate about the development of assistive technology to empower and maximize abilities. For her senior thesis, she developed an Arduino based educational tool to promote social interaction between children with and without...
Amy Margolis is a Research Associate at the Yale Child Study Center, and the Project Coordinator of the Prospective Study of Infants at the Simons Laboratory of Social Neuroscience in Infancy ("Baby Sibs"). Amy manages and directs the day-to-day activities at the Simons Lab, as well as serving as the primary contact for families entering the research program. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Union College, and has done graduate work at UCONN and Southern Connecticut State University. She...
Evelyn Pomichter is the Administrative Coordinator at the Developmental
Disabilities Clinic for Infants and Toddlers. She provides a high level
of administrative and clerical support with regard to all aspects of
clinical and research functions. In addition, she is a central source of
information to both families and members of the developmental
disabilities clinical/research teams. She responds to patient concerns
and requests ensuring smooth resolution. She is responsible for the
|Lauren DiNicola||Ph.D Student in Cognition, Brain and Behavior Psychology Program | Harvard University|
|Carla Wall||Ph.D Student in School Psychology | University of South Carolina|
|Amy Ahn||Research Scientist | Seattle Children’s Innovative Technologies Lab (SCITL)|
|Erin Barney||Technical Project Manager|
|Claire Foster||Developmental and Computational Social Neuroscience Research Fellow|
|Lilli Flink||Medical Student | Thomas Jefferson University|
|Gabriella Greco||Research Assistant | Harvard Medical School / Boston Children's Hospital|
|Kaitlyn Rechenberg, M.A., APRN||Graduate, Joint Degree Program: Public Health and Nursing | Yale University|
|Judah Koller, Psy.D.||Assistant Professor of Psychology | Hebrew University|
|Rebecca Doggett, Ph.D.||Clinical Psychologist | New York University Child Study Center|
|Daniel Campbell, Ph.D.||Senior Analyst | Amgen, Inc.|
|Emily Prince||Ph.D. Student in Developmental and Clinical Psychology | University of Miami|
|Justin Rowberry, M.D.||Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician | Mike O'Callaghan Federal Medical Center|
|Alexandra Dowd||Ph.D. Student in Clinical Psychology | University of Texas, Austin|
|Eugenia Gisin||M.D. Student | Penn State College of Medicine|
|Kerry O'Loughlin||Ph.D. Student in Clinical Psychology | University of Vermont|
|Jessie Garzarek||M.A. Student in Speech Pathology | University of Georgia|
|Grace Chen||M.A. Student in Education | Stanford University|
|Anne Snow Gallagher, Ph.D.||Clinical Psychologist | Boston Children's Hospital|
|Amanda Steiner, Ph.D.||Clinical Psychologist | San Francisco, CA|
|Ty Vernon, Ph.D.||Director, Autism Assessment Clinic | Santa Barbara, CA|
|Tina Goldsmith, Ph.D.||Assistant Professor of Psychology | University of New Mexico|
|Grace Gengoux, Ph.D.||Clinical Assistant Professor | Stanford University School of Medicine|
|Caley Schwartz, Ph.D.||Assistant Clinincal Professor | Yale Child Study Center|
|Lindsay Szauter||M.P.H. Student | Yale University School of Public Health|
|Caitlin Clements||Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Marika Coffman||Ph.D. Student in Psychology | Virginia Tech|
|Mairin Meltvedt, M.A.||M.A. Student in Speech Pathology | University of Maryland|
|Ben Oaks||Software Developer | Hedgeye Risk Management|
|Jessica Bradshaw||Ph.D. Student in Clinical Psychology | University of California, Santa Barbara|
|Brittany Butler||M.A. Student in Social Work | University of Chicago|
|Jessica Reed||Ph.D. Student in Psychology | Temple University|
|Joslin Latz, M.S.||M.A. Student in Speech and Language Pathology | Charlotte, NC|
|Paula Ogston, Ph.D.||Evaluation Coordinator | Virginia Commonwealth University|
|Sarah Hannigen||Ph.D. Student in Clinical Psychology | University of Pittsburgh|