552 LRDC 3939 O'Hara St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Research interests: In my research, I investigate the role of motor development for social cognition abilities in typically developing children and in children at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). To identify changes in cognitive and social abilities following the acquisition of new motor milestones, I use motor training and enrichment paradigms with very young infants to facilitate motor development (e.g., using "Sticky Mittens") and eye tracking assessments to evaluate social perception.
Accepting Graduate Students: Yes. Developmental Psychology Program
- Ph.D., Duke University
- Post-doctoral Fellowship, Autism Science Foundation, New York
- Graduate Student Exchange Fellowship, German Academic Exchange Service
- 2012 Post-doctoral Poster competition winner 1st place Johns Hopkins School of Medicine