Kevin Pelphrey, PhD

Harris Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Psychology; Co-Director of the Center for Translational Developmental Neuroscience; Co-Director NIMH T32 Training Program in Childhood Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Departments & Organizations

Child Study Center: Center for Translational Developmental Neuroscience (CTDN)

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Office of Student Research

Program in Neurodevelopment and Regeneration

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience: Behavioral and Systems; Cognitive/Learning and Memory; Development; Neural Disorders; Neuroimaging


I co-direct the Yale Center for Translational Developmental Neuroscience. We employ a range of techniques including structural and functional neuroimaging, genomics, and eye tracking 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)

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