Areas of Expertise

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Attention
  • Eye-tracking
  • Global Mental Health
  • Mental Health Literacy

Education

  •  Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology, 2014
    Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  •  Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, 2012
    Binghamton University
  •  B.S. in Biology, 2003
    University of Texas at Austin

Academic Affiliations

Contact

 Aderhold Hall, 325S
 706-542-7512 (office)

Research Summary

The majority of my research focuses on disseminating best practice autism spectrum disorder (ASD) assessment and treatment approaches to low-income countries and underrepresented groups in the US. I am interested in identifying mechanisms that contribute to ASD service disparities. To this end, I am engaged in a range of projects assessing:

  1. Global discrepancies in ASD knowledge and stigma
  2. Sociocultural variability in ASD symptom presentation, such as attentional allocation patterns
  3. Barriers to accessing early intervention and early childhood special education