Jennifer Maldarelli, PhD


Jennifer is a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Autism Research. She completed her bachelor's degree at Johns Hopkins University and earned her doctoral degree in school psychology at Tulane University. Her research has focused on the integration of the perceptual and motor systems in early childhood as well as the development of action understanding. Clinically, Jennifer is interested in the early identification of ASD, differentiation between ASD and global developmental delay, and early childhood special education for children with ASD. She completed her pre-doctoral internship with the Virginia Beach City Public Schools where she focused on the developmental assessment of preschool-aged children and served as a school psychologist on special education and individualized education program teams. In July 2014, she joined the Center for Autism Research as a clinical post-doctoral fellow working primarily on the Infant Brain Imaging Study.