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Jessica Bradshaw

Part-Time Instructor    

Dr. Jessica Bradshaw is a postdoctoral psychology fellow at the Marcus Autism Center, Emory University School of Medicine. After completing her undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science at the University of California, San Diego, she spent three years researching methods for early identification of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) using clinical assessment and eye-tracking technology at the Yale Child Study Center. She then received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara where she worked with Drs. Robert and Lynn Koegel developing very early behavioral treatments (based on Pivotal Response Treatment) for infants at-risk for autism. She completed her clinical internship at the University of California, San Diego where she provided mental health services in the child and adolescent inpatient unit and the outpatient mental health clinic at Rady Children’s Hospital. Dr. Bradshaw has clinical experience working with infants, children, adolescents, and parents from diverse backgrounds with a wide range mental health concerns. At the Marcus Autism Center, Dr. Bradshaw is continuing her research in the early identification of ASD using comprehensive neurobehavioral evaluations (including the NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale) to identify abnormalities in the first months of life that may be associated with the emergence of autism spectrum disorder.