Kimberly Ellison, MS


Departments & Organizations

Child Study Center: Developmental Disabilities Program | McPartland Lab

Yale Medicine


Kimberly Ellison is a research clinician at the Yale Child Study Center in New Haven, CT. She received her M.S in Clinical Psychology as well as an Interdisciplinary Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from Eastern Kentucky University in 2015, where she studied the incremental validity of the Behavior Assessment System for Children, Second Edition (BASC-2) teacher profiles for individuals with DSM-5 ASD under the mentorship of Dr. Myra Beth Bundy.

Presently, she works in the McPartland lab at the Yale Child Study Center, working with children and adults with typical development, autism, and schizophrenia. She provides clinical characterization for multiple federally-funded studies of ASD including the Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials (ABC-CT).

Her research interests include: suicidal ideation and behavior in the ASD population and how social anxiety plays a role in the development of suicidal thoughts. She is currently conducting research examining the risk and protective factors of children and adolescents with autism with suicidal ideation or behaviors.

Education & Training

MS Eastern Kentucky University, Clinical Psychology (2015)
BA University of Connecticut, Psychology (2012)
BA University of Connecticut, Human Development and Family Studies (2012)

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Kimberly Ellison, MS
Lab Location
Nieson Irving Harris Building
230 South Frontage Road

New Haven, CT 06519
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