Ami Klin PhD
Professor (Adjunct) in the Child Study Center and Professor of Psychology
Departments & OrganizationsYale Medical Group
Child Study Center: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program | Adjunct Faculty
BiographyAmi Klin, Ph.D. is the Harris Professor of Child Psychology and Psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine. He directs the Autism Program at Yale, which is one of the designated National Institutes of Health Autism Centers of Excellence. This program includes a broad range of diagnostic and treatment services, and an interdisciplinary program of research that includes behavioral, brain, and genetics investigations. The program also provides training in a broad range of disciplines, and is strongly committed to advocacy at the local, national and international levels. Dr. Klin’s primary research activities focus on the social mind and the social brain, and on aspects of autism from infancy through adulthood. These studies include novel techniques such as the eye-tracking laboratories co-directed with Warren Jones, which allow researchers to see the world through the eyes of individuals with autism. These techniques are now being applied in the screening of babies at risk for autism in the Simons Laboratory of Social Neuroscience in Infancy. He is the author of over 180 publications in the field of autism and related conditions.