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Jennifer L. Stapel-Wax, PsyD

Jennifer L. Stapel-Wax, PsyD headshot

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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Dr. Stapel-Wax has worked clinically with children and families for more than 25 years with a 20-year career in doctoral-level research, clinical practice and graduate-level teaching at Emory University, the Georgia School of Professional Psychology and Marcus Autism Center. Dr. Stapel-Wax’s specialties include assessment of young children, neurodevelopmental disorders and consultation/liaison in multiple systems of care. She is a senior faculty member of the Division of Autism and Related Disorders at Marcus Autism Center where she provides supervision and mentoring to junior faculty.


Her current focus at Marcus Autism Center is to lead community-based research and public-private partnerships for infants and toddlers at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She is a principal investigator on a current National Institutes of Health (NIH) Autism Center of Excellence study addressing very early intervention, a site principal investigator on the National Institute of Mental Health R01 study on mobilizing community systems, and a co-principal investigator on a recently funded Institute of Educational Services grant addressing early intervention. She also leads several outreach and implementation science projects to build a community-viable healthcare system for infants and toddlers.

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