Joe Cubells, MD, PhD, is the Director of Medical and Adult Services at the Emory Autism Center. Dr. Cubells’ primary research goal is to identify molecular and genetic factors that contribute to neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders, including autism, schizophrenia, and major depression. As a clinician-scientist, he conducts research into the behavioral, functional, and mental health outcomes of adults with autism and related developmental disorders, as well as adults with known genetic/chromosomal abnormalities who require behavioral healthcare.
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Michael Morrier, Phd, BCBA-D, is Director of the Screening and Assessment Clinic at the Emory Autism Center. His research interests focus on disparities in identification, diagnosis, and placement of young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) based on one’s racial/ethnic and socioeconomic background. He also researches the effects of intensive early intervention on social development in preschool-aged children with ASD.
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Opal Ousley, PhD, is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Ousley’s core research endeavors focus on the diagnosis and neuropsychological assessment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) across the lifespan and the phenotypic characterization of infants, children and adults with autism, intellectual disability, and associated genetic disorders that impact social-adaptive behavior (e.g., 22q11.2 deletion syndrome). Her interdisciplinary collaborations include research with Emory faculty across Genetics, Neuroimaging, Computing, Psychology, Psychiatry, Immunology, and Nutrition. Dr. Ousley participates in national and international research projects (e.g. Simons Simplex Collection; the International Consortium on Brain and Behavior in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome; the Autism Center of Excellence study examining the genetic causes of autism in African-American populations), as well as clinical trials/translational research projects related to ASD (e.g., Silvio O. Conte Center for Oxytocin and Social Cognition; Toward outcome measurement of anxiety in youth with autism spectrum disorders).
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