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Katarzyna Chawarska, PhD

Professor in the Child Study Center

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...

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Suzanne L Macari, PhD

Research Scientist

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...

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Karyn F Bailey, MSW

Assistant Clinical Professor of Social Work

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...

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Scuddy Fontenelle, IV, PhD, BCBA-D

Clinician and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Child Study Center

Scuddy Fontenelle IV, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) at the Yale Child Study Center. He specializes in the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the treatment of behavioral difficulties (e.g., pediatric feeding disorders, aggressive behaviors, noncompliance, toileting) displayed by children with ASD and other developmental disorders. He completed his doctoral training in school psychology at Oklahoma State University in...

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Amy Giguere Carney, BS, MSW, LCSW

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...

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Megan Lyons, CCC (SLP), LCSW

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...

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Kelly K. Powell, PhD

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...

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Finola Eileen Kane-Grade, BA

Postgraduate Associate

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...

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Marilena Mademtzi

Postdoctoral Associate

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Quan Wang, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

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Amy G. Margolis

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...

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Evelyn R Pomichter

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
management of...

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Alumni

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