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Jocelyne Bachevalier, PhD

Affiliate Scientist
Division of Developmental and Cognitive Neuroscience
Emory National Primate Research Center

Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor Emerita
Department of Psychology
Emory University School of Medicine

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Bianca Brooks, PhD

Psychologist
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Nathan A. Call, PhD, BCBA-D

Clinical Director
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

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Stephen A. Cheek, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Child Psychiatrist
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Laura Dilly, PhD, ABPP

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Program Manager & Psychologist
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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404-785-9392
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Laura A. Edwards, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Research Scientist
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Kristina R. Gerencser, PhD, BCBA-D

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Program Manager
Language and Learning Clinic
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Shannon L. Gourley, PhD

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies, Neuroscience Program
Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry
Programs in Neuroscience and Pharmacology
Emory University School of Medicine
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Emory National Primate Research Center

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404-727-2482
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Elizabeth Greenfield, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Licensed Psychologist
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Nicole Hendrix, PhD, BCBA

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Psychologist
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Warren R. Jones, PhD

Director of Research
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Norman Nien Distinguished Chair in Autism
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

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404-785-9550
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Cheryl Klaiman, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Program Director, Diagnostic Services
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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404-785-9387
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Ami Klin, PhD

Director, Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Professor
The Bernie Marcus Distinguished Chair in Autism
Chief, Division of Autism and Related Disorders
Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
Center for Translational Social Neuroscience, Emory University

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404-785-9400
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Meena Lambha, PhD

Psychologist
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Longchuan Li, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Co-Director, Neuroimaging Core
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Biomedical Imaging Technology Center
Georgia Institute of Technology

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404-712-2710
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Nathalie Maitre, MD, PhD

Director of Early Development and Cerebral Palsy Research
Division of Neonatology
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Hui Mao, PhD

Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences,
Emory Center for Systems Imaging
Professor of Biomedical Engineering,
Emory-GT Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Affiliate Scientist, Emory National Primate Research Center

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404-712-0357
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Barbara McElhanon, MD

Medical Director, Children’s Multidisciplinary Feeding Program
Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Children’s Physician Group
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Associate Professor
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

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404-712-0071
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Joanna Lomas Mevers, PhD, BCBA

Associate Professor
Department of Pedatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Director, Behavior Treatment Clinics
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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404-785-9477
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Vasiliki Michopoulos, PhD

Core Scientist
Emory National Primate Research Center

Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Emory University School of Medicine

Co-Director
Grady Trauma Project

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Lindee Morgan, PhD, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Co-Director, Educational Science Research Core
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Colin Muething, PhD, BCBA-D

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Program Manager & Psychologist
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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404-785-6907
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Nadrat Nuhu, PhD, BCBA-D

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Psychologist, Severe Behavior Program
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Opal Ousley, PhD

Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Emory University School of Medicine

Psychologist
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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404-785-9384
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Helen Panarites, MD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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404-785-9405
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Alexis Pavlov, PhD, BCBA-D

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Psychologist, Severe Behavior Program
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Katherine Pickard, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Research Scientist
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Kaitlin B. Proctor, PhD

Psychologist
Children’s Multidisciplinary Feeding Program
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Gordon J. Ramsay, PhD

Director, Spoken Communication Laboratory
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University of Medicine

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404-785-6084
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Jessica Raper, PhD

Assistant Research Professor
Emory National Primate Research Center

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

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Shana Richardson, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Psychologist
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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404-785-4934
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Mar Sanchez, PhD

Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Emory University School of Medicine

Division Chief and Core Scientist
Developmental and Cognitive Neuroscience Division
Emory National Primate Research Center

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404-712-2393
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Lawrence Scahill, MSN, PhD

Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Director of Clinical Trials
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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404-785-9400
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Mindy Scheithauer, PhD, BCBA-D

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Psychologist, Severe Behavior Program
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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404-785-9322
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William G. Sharp, PhD

Director, Children’s Multidisciplinary Feeding Program
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Associate Professor
Division of Autism and Related Disorders
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

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404-419-5162
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Sarah Shultz, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Co-Director, Neuroimaging Core
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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404-785-9552
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Michael Siller, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Co-Director, Educational Science Research Core
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Sarah Slocum Freeman, PhD, BCBA-D

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Behavioral Clinical Practitioner
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Jennifer L. Stapel-Wax, PsyD

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Director, Infant and Toddler Clinical Research Operations
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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404-785-8931
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Kathryn Stubbs, PhD

Psychologist & Program Manager
Children’s Multidisciplinary Feeding Program
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

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Stephanie Trauschke, PsyD, BCBA-D

Psychologist
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Valerie Volkert, PhD, BCBA-D

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Psychologist & Program Manager
Children’s Multidisciplinary Feeding Program
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Hasse Walum, PhD

Instructor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Stormi White, PsyD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Program Manager, Assessment & Diagnosis
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Latasha Woods, PhD, NCSP

Psychologist
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Rachel Yosick, PsyD, BCBA-D

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Program Manager, ABA Therapy Services
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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