Dr. Rump is a clinical psychologist at the Center for Autism Research. She completed her Master of Science degree in psychology at Villanova University in 2003 and earned her doctorate in both clinical and developmental psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010. During her doctoral training under the mentorship of Mark Strauss, Ph.D., Dr. Rump investigated the development of emotion recognition and understanding in children, adolescents, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She also conducted comprehensive evaluations of toddlers and children with suspected ASD. Dr. Rump completed her clinical internship at the Mailman Center for Child Development at the University of Miami School of Medicine with a particular focus on neurodevelopmental disabilities and comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations of children with chronic medical conditions. Dr. Rump's clinical and research interests include emotion processing in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, how this changes with development, and how this relates to the assessment and treatment of comorbid depression and anxiety disorders.