Christy Hall is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience and expertise in early childhood and developmental disorders. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Emory University in 2004, where she worked with Dr. Sheryl Goodman on projects examining the relationship between maternal depression and childhood outcomes.
Dr. Hall went on to complete her pre doctoral internship at the Institute of Juvenile Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she worked in a variety of therapeutic contexts with children living in at-risk communities. She came back to Atlanta in 2005 to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at the Emory University School of Medicine in the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Drug Exposure Center.
She joined the Marcus Autism Center in 2007 where she has worked in the Assessment and Clinical Diagnostic department, with a focus on early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She also works on several ongoing research projects investigating early screening and detection of ASD, with particular expertise in the clinical characterization of infants and toddlers who are at high risk for autism.
In her current position, Dr. Hall coordinates and oversees multidisciplinary team evaluations for children referred due to concerns about possible autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Hall is extensively involved in the training and supervision of doctoral students, interns and postdoctoral fellows and gives regular presentations on topics related to assessment in early childhood. Dr. Hall's research interests include early and accurate identification of autism spectrum disorders and use of innovative methods to reach under served populations and to lower the average age of diagnosis.
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