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...
Assistant Clinical Professor of Social Work
Speech and Language Pathologist
Megan Lyons, LCSW, M.S. CCC-SLP is a part time Clinical Instructor in the Harris-Provence Child Development Unit. Her clinical expertise includes working with young children and families who are dealing with the effects of trauma and disrupted attachment as well as extensive clinical practice supporting caregivers in their capacity to understand their child’s early development. She has also supervised and mentored many future clinicians in the field of social work. Ms. Lyons is also a...
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...
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and in the Child Study Center
Dr Westphal has a clinical and research focus on autism spectrum disorders. He is based in the Division of Law and Psychiatry in Yale's Department of Psychiatry as a Consulting Forensic Psychiatrist for Connecticut's Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
Andy Auerbach is our main data entry person and office assistant, and also assists the principal investigators. He studied liberal arts at Edward Williams College, and attended Chapel Haven's vocational program for four years. He is currently a member of Chapel Haven's outreach program.
Research Intake Coordinator, Autism Program
Erin MacDonnell is the Intake Coordinator for the School-Aged Research
Projects within the Autism Program. She is the liaison between families
and clinicians and her responsibilities include screening families to
determine their eligibility and then coordinating their visit to the
center. She received her B.A. in English and Communications from
Eastern Connecticut State University. Before joining the Yale Child
Study Center in 2009, Erin worked at Yale in the Psychology department
for 4 years.
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