Emily Hickey

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

My current work has focused on diverse, low-income families of younger children currently, or recently, involved in the process of determining an autism diagnosis. Thanks to an internal grant from The Joel and Barbara Alpert Endowment for Children of the City, we are currently investigating the feasibility of the introduction of a second-level screener for Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Boston Medical Center Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics clinic. The goal of this study is to develop a better understanding of the experiences during the time in which families are going through the diagnostic process in a sample of diverse, low-income, urban families and inform the development of efficient strategies for triage and preventive interventions.

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