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Suzanne Macari, PhD

Senior Research Scientist in the Child Study Center; Co-director, Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program, Child Study Center

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Suzanne Macari, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Child Study Center

    40 Temple St.

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States



Suzanne Macari, Ph.D., is a Senior 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 Co-director of the Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism 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. 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)
  • BA
    State University of New York at Binghamton

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