Former Team Members

Dr. Emily Lowell :

Dr. Emily Lowell

 

Dr. Emily Lowell graduated from the USC School Psychology doctoral program in 2011. Currently, she works as a psychologist for the USC School of Medicine Developmental Pediatric Clinic, specializing in autism assessment.

Dr. Laura Hahn :

Dr. Laura Hahn

 

Dr. Laura Hahn joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences as an assistant professor. Laura continues her research on characterizing early social and cognitive abilities in infants and children with neurogenetic disorders (i.e., fragile X syndrome, Down syndrome).

Dr. Marissa Robinson :

Dr. Marissa Robinson

 

Dr. Marissa Robinson is completing her post doc with Greenville Assessment and Learning Specialists, a private practice specializing in comprehensive psychological assessment, located in Greenville, SC.

Marjorie Grefer Cloninger : School Psychologist

Marjorie Grefer Cloninger

School Psychologist

 

Dr. Marjorie Grefer Cloninger was school psychology doctoral student with the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Research Project. She completed her predoctoral internship in Richland School District Two and graduated from USC in August 2016. She is a certified school psychologist in Lexington County School District One and completing postdoctoral hours for licensure in South Carolina.

Jessica Scherr : Post-Doc Nationwide Children's Hospital

Jessica Scherr

Post-Doc Nationwide Children's Hospital

 

Dr. Jessica Scherr graduated from the School Psychology Ph.D. program in 2016.  She is currently in a post-doctorate position at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She received her B.S. from the University of North Dakota with a major in Psychology and a minor in Biology. Her research interests include understanding the cognitive components behind neurodevelopmental disorders, distinguishing diagnostic profiles of disorders that are often comorbid (fragile X syndrome, autism, ADHD), and early identification. One of Jessi’s current research projects involves examining the cognitive profiles of executive functioning across measures of ADHD within a sample of children with FXS.

Debra Reisinger : Doctoral Student

Debra Reisinger

Doctoral Student

reisingd@email.sc.edu

Debra Reisinger graduated with a Ph.D. in School Psychology from USC in 2018.  Debra will be starting her post-doc position at  Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where she will be working in Dr. Craig Erickson's lab which focuses on examining  pathophysiological mechanisms and treatment efficacy in individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities, including ASD and FXS. Dr. Reisinger will be investigating sensory, motor, cognitive, and social aspects of NDDs for the identification of intermediate phenotypes and development of outcome measures for treatment trials.

Dr. Lindsay McCary :

Dr. Lindsay McCary

 

Dr. McCary is currently the Clinical Director of the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She previously completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Research Project from 2011-2014.

Dr. Ashley Robinson : Clinical Director, Avail Outreach

Dr. Ashley Robinson

Clinical Director, Avail Outreach

 

Dr. Ashley Robinson was a School Psychology doctoral student with the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Research Lab who graduated in 2014. She is currently the Clinical Director at Avail Outreach, a private practice providing ABA Therapy to individuals diagnosed with ASD and related developmental disabilities. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins in the Neurobehavioral Unit’s Outpatient Clinic, conducting functional behavioral assessments and developing interventions to reduce severe problem behavior in children with autism and intellectual disabilities.

Lisa Rague :

Lisa Rague

 

Lisa Rague is currently a Ph.D. student in the Clinical Psychology Program at Purdue University.  She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Psychology and Pre-Professional Studies. As an undergraduate, Lisa was a member of the Moral and Adolescent Psychology Lab, where she participated in research studying parenting techniques during adolescence and emerging adulthood. Lisa has also worked as a behavioral aide at a camp for children with autism.

Emily Schworer :

Emily Schworer

Emily Schworer is currently attending Colorado State University, pursuing a Ph.D. in Applied Developental Science.  She is a graduate from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia with a B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience.  Emily’s previous research experience has included working with children with autism and studying the effectiveness of behavior plans at the Faison School for Autism.  Emily has also worked with families of children with autism, studying parent stress levels and relationships between the parent and their child.

 

Aylin Ulker : Research Assistant

Aylin Ulker

Research Assistant

 

Aylin Ulker is currently working at the Myer Center for Special Children in Greenville, SC. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Experimental Psychology and additional focus on pre-medical studies. As an undergraduate, she was a member of the USC School Behavioral Health Team, gaining experience in advancing policies, research, and practice for improving student academic, behavioral, and mental health outcomes. Her interests in autism evolved during her time as an ABA therapist for the Early Autism Project. Aylin plans to attend further education in the field of Occupational Therapy.


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