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Marcia Questel

Postgraduate Associate in the Child Study Center

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Marcia Questel



Marcia Questel is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a master’s degree in special education (concentration – autism) and a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in developmental psychology with a focus on developmental disorders, where her passion for researching executive functioning (EF) and Theory of Mind (ToM) began. She is the Content Editor for the publication Science in Autism Treatment and the Externship Co-Coordinator for the Association for Science in Autism Treatment. At the Affect Regulation and Cognition (ARC) Lab at Yale University, she researched emotions and relationships among teenagers and their parents under Dr. Reuma Gadassi-Polack and Dr. Jutta Joormann. Currently, Marcia is appointed as a Postgraduate Fellow in Autism Clinical Research and Community Wellness at the Yale Child Study Center, working with Dr. Jou. The Jou Lab “provides ongoing clinical care and works with communities to find new ways to provide and/or supplement routine treatment to individuals living with autism” and “collaborates with other research teams in order to characterize the neurobiology of autism by studying brain structure and underlying connections using neuroimaging technology.” More information can be found on the Jou Lab website. Marcia also enjoys research that explores the relationship between EF and emotion regulation. Her other hobbies include hiking and foraging, learning about mycology, and playing piano.


Education & Training

  • MS
    Long Island University, Education/Special Education
  • BA
    State University of New York - Purchase, Psychology - Child Development

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