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Emily Mariotti, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate in the Child Study Center

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Emily Mariotti, PhD



Emily Mariotti, Ph.D. is the Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow at the Yale Child Study Center. Emily received her B.S. in psychology from Pennsylvania State University, where her research focused on sibling relationships, temperament, and parenting in early childhood. After completing her undergraduate degree, she worked as a psychometrist and research assistant at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where she received specialized training in developmental, cognitive, and psychoeducational assessment, and achieved clinical and research reliability with select modules from the ADOS-2. Her time at Nationwide Children’s Hospital led her to pursue a master’s degree in clinical psychology at Loyola University Maryland. Her master’s thesis examined potential links between executive functions and social skills proficiency in young children to illustrate some of the less explored factors that may lead to kindergarten retention. During her master’s program, Emily completed one research externship and one clinical externship through the Johns Hopkins Hospital Division of Medical Psychology. She received training in neuropsychological assessment with adults with neurodegenerative disorders and assisted with data collection and measure validation focusing on cognitive screeners and externalizing behaviors in individuals with dementia. Emily earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She also earned a minor in statistics and received specialized training in assessment for children with ADHD and specific learning disorders. During her doctoral training, she completed clinical practica at the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and Cherokee Health Systems, where she worked with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of clinical presentations. Emily received training in interventions for chronic pain and illness recovery, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, mentalization-based therapy for children, and gender-affirming cognitive behavioral therapy. Her dissertation research explored foundations of temperament and cognition in school-age children that are thought to influence the development of self-regulation and related learning abilities, such as visual planning and organization. Currently, Emily’s clinical interests include psychological assessment, pain management in children with medical illness, and working with parents of children with chronic medical illness.

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  • PhD
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2022)

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