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Our Team


Faculty and Leadership


Diana Robins, PhD

Institute Director, Professor
(215) 571-3439

Ashley DeMarchena, PhD

Associate Research Professor

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Allison Nahmias, MEd, PhD

Assistant Professor
(215) 895-2000

Elizabeth McGhee Hassrick

Elizabeth McGhee Hassrick, PhD

Associate Professor
(215) 571-3216

Kristen Lyall

Kristen Lyall, ScD

Associate Professor
(215) 571-3215

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Kenneth Munroe, MBA, MSOD, CPA

Executive Director, Financial and Administration

Jennifer Plumb

Jennifer Plumb, DSW/LSW

Senior Outreach Core Director
(215) 571-3438

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Matthew Lerner, PhD

Associate Professor and Life Course Outcomes Program Leader

Jessica Rast, PhD

Assistant Research Professor
(215) 571-3185

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Diana Schendel, PhD

Leader, Modifiable Factors in Autism Research Program

Lindsay Shea

Lindsay Shea, DrPH, MS

Leader, Policy, Analytics, and Community Research Program, Associate Professor
(215) 571-3440


Elisabeth Sheridan, PhD

Director, Clinical Core, Associate Clinical Professor


Wei Song, PhD

Assistant Research Professor

Giacomo Vivanti

Giacomo Vivanti, PhD

Associate Professor, Leader Early Detection and Intervention
(215) 571-3202

Jessica Day Watkins, PhD, BCBA

Assistant Clinical Professor
(215) 571-3220

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Philip Smith, PhD

Assistant Research Professor


Andrea Wieckowski, PhD

Assistant Professor


Alexis McKnight

Research Associate I

Ava Gurba

Research Associate II

Barbara Affleck

Research Associate I

Dahrah Chekis

Project Coordinator

Dan Zeplowitz

Business Manager

Erika Frick, MA

Research Coordinator

Habeeba Siddiqui

Data Analyst II

Jaclyn Abrams

Assistant Project Director
(215) 571-3443

Kilmer Merritt-Gawe

Research Associate I

Kyleigh Hricak

Research Associate I

Sarah Greer, MS

Shelby Paul

Data Project Coordinator

Shihab Ahmed

Business Coordinator

Shufang Wang

Research Data Analyst Junior

Ross Adam

Administrative Coordinator III

Muheebat Akinola

Associate Director, Finance and Research Operations

Meredith Bloom

Project Manager, Philanthropic Initiatives
(215) 571-3204

Kathryn Bouvier-Weinberg

Project Coordinator

Jennie Bromberg

Project Coordinator

Conner Carlton

Project Coordinator

Kyle Chvasta

Research Associate

Paul Cirillo

Project Coordinator

Valerie Colantuono

Senior Behavior Therapist

Dylan Cooper

Research Associate II

Julia Doretti

Senior Behavior Therapist

Ashley Dubin, PhD, BCBA

Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Core

Jordan Gifford

Research Associate

Linh Hoang

Behavior Therapist Team Lead

Kiva Kelly

Senior Behavior Therapist

Wei-Lin Lee

Research Data Analyst

Georgina Perez Liz, MD

Research Associate

Dianne Malley, MFA

Director of Community Impact, Transition Pathways
(215) 571-3635

Kassidy Mann

Senior Behavior Therapist

Elena Marta

Project Manager
(215) 571-3401

Chisa Merriweather

Senior Graphic Designer, Visual Communications Manager
(215) 571-3183

Ana Mossey, MS

Assistant Director of Business Affairs
(215) 571-3184

Chau Nguyen

Project Coordinator

Juliette Rando

Research Associate

Anne Roux, MPH

Director Of Research and Policy Impact
(267) 788-9762

Molly Sadowsky, MPH

Assistant Project Director, Policy and Analytics Center

Jessica Sances

Program Coordinator

Katherine Sand

Research Associate III
(215) 571-4824

Mackenzie Schuler

Senior Behavior Therapist Team Lead
(215) 571-2620

Lydia Simon

Clinical and Training Coordinator

Sha Tao

Data Analyst II

Bridget Toroni, MS

Research Associate II

Jonas Ventimiglia

Data Analyst

Samuelle Voltaire

Research Project Coordinator

Larry Win

IT Network Administrator
(215) 571-3182

Julia Winter

Grants Administrator

Mi-Yeet Wong, LCSW

Director of Community Impact
(215) 571-3209

Joe Wright

Research Data Analyst

Postdoctoral Fellows

Jared Richards

Postdoctoral Fellow

Marisa Patti

Postdoctoral Fellow

Megan Bragg

Post Doctoral Fellow

Kiley McLean

Postdoctoral Fellow

Doctoral Fellows

Apollo Kivumbi

Doctoral Fellow

Autumn Austin

Doctoral Fellow

Katherine Ardeleanu

Doctoral Fellow

Liza Tomczuk

Doctoral Fellow

Meghan Carey

Doctoral Fellow

Rachel Vecchione

Doctoral Fellow