Suzanne Macari, PhD

Research Scientist; Co-director, Yale Early Social Cognition Program

Departments & Organizations

Child Study Center: Chawarska Lab | Developmental Disabilities Program | Technology and Innovation Laboratory (TIL) | Yale Early Social Cognition Lab (YESCog)


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. Currently Associate Director of the Yale Early Social Cognition Lab, Dr. Macari has been a PI and investigator on several federally- and privately-funded projects. Dr. Macari’s research focuses on the prodrome and early phenotype of ASD in the first year of life in infants at high risk for the disorder, innovations in early screening, as well as emotional reactivity and temperament in very young children with ASD. She is currently working on projects utilizing mobile technology to test a novel multimedia screening system in diverse local communities. In addition, Dr. Macari is collaborating with colleagues in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine to conduct secondary screening in infants born prematurely and with other risk factors for ASD.


Education & Training

PhD University of Virginia (2003)
MS University of Baltimore (Maryland) (1996)
BA State University of New York at Binghamton (1992)

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Suzanne Macari, PhD
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Child Study Center40 Temple St.
New Haven, CT 06510

Yale Early Social Cognition Lab