Katarzyna Chawarska PhD

Associate Professor in the Child Study Center and of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics); Director, Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Program in Neurodevelopment and Regeneration

Office of Student ResearchChild Study Center: Developmental Disabilities Program; Yale Autism Program; NIMH Research Training Program in Childhood-onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders; Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training; TIL; YESCog | Pediatrics

Research Interests

Social, cognitive, and emotional development of infants and toddlers with autism and other developmental disorders; Eye tracking research of visual attention; Early predictors of outcome; Prodromal features of ASD in infancy; Development of infants at risk for ASD due to genetic factors; Treatment of young children with ASD; Somatic growth patterns in ASD; Autism

Clinical Interests

Early diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder


  • M.A., Jagiellomian Univ. , 1986
  • Ph.D., Yale University , 2000

Selected Publication

  • Shic, F., Macari, S. & Chawarska, K. (2013). Speech Disturbs Face Scanning in 6-Month-Olds who develop Autism Spectrum Disorder. Biological Psychiatry Online First.