My research interests are broadly related to furthering our understanding of the neurocognitive and social-emotional bases of autism spectrum disorders. More specifically, I am interested in exploring how children and adolescents with autism both express and perceive non-verbal emotional cues (e.g., facial expressions), as well as how differences in the expression and/or perception of emotions may affect interpersonal synchrony and intersubjectivity within social interactions.
- Co-Instructor: Practicum in Developmental Disabilities, Spring 2010 - present
Professional Honors and Awards
- 2011-2012 - Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Related Disorders Fellowship: University of Rochester Medical Center
- 2007-2009 - Donald J. Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience, Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine
- Fellow, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Related Disorders Program, University of Rochester Medical Center
- Autism Diagnostic Evaluator, Developmental Neuropsychology Laboratory, Department of Clinical & Social Sciences in Psychology, University of Rochester
- Psychotherapy Practicum Trainee, University Counseling Center, University of Rochester