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Julia Zhong

Postgraduate Associate in the Child Study Cener

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Julia Zhong

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Julia Zhong (she/her) graduated from Emory University in May 2021 with a B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and Minor in Sociology. She is passionate about mental health awareness, accessibility, and treatment in minority populations and is interested in how Asian-American identity and culture can influence mental health and psychopathology. While attending Emory, Julia worked as a research assistant in the Pediatric Neuroimaging Lab with Dr. Sarah Shultz at the Marcus Autism Center where she completed a project on eyeblink entrainment in infant-caregiver dyads with and without autism spectrum disorders. She also co-founded Emory’s Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Activists student organization and has interned for various Asian American advocacy organizations, including OCA National, A/PI Domestic Violence Resource Project, and NAKASEC VA. In the Sukhodolsky Lab, Julia is coordinating a study on behavioral therapy for irritability in adolescents with autism. Afterwards, she hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Outside of the lab, she enjoys playing various instruments, musical theater, and painting and crocheting.

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