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Sarah Shultz, PhD

Sarah Shultz headshot

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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Sarah Shultz, PhD, received her doctorate in cognitive psychology from Yale University, where she used both behavioral and neuroimaging methods and analysis techniques (fMRI, EEG, dynamic causal modeling) to investigate social cognition and perception from infancy to adulthood in both typically developing populations and populations with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). At Marcus Autism Center, Dr. Shultz co-directs pediatric neuroimaging research.


Dr. Shultz's research aims to investigate the neural and behavioral origins of disrupted social engagement in individuals with autism to better understand the etiology of autism and to inform intervention. She is the principal investigator on several National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded grants examining brain development in infants and children with and without developmental disabilities, including Marcus Autism Center’s Autism Center of Excellence grant, examining brain development from birth to 6 months in infants at high- and low-risk for autism.

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