Faculty and Staff

The UCSF Center for ASD & NDDs team includes some of the nation’s top clinical experts and researchers. We work together to develop treatments and strategies to help children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. 

Director

 

Young Shin Kim, MD, MS, MPH, PhD
Director, The UCSF Center for ASD & NDDs
Director, Psychiatric Genetic Epidemiology Program
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Our Team

 

Whitney Ence, PhD, BCBA-D
Director of Clinical Operations
Licensed Psychologist
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Katy Ankenman, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker

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Somer Bishop, PhD

Licensed Psychologist
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Jessica Floyd
Clinical Assistant

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Sheila Ghods, MPH, CCRP
Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

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Tara Glavin, MA, BCBA
Behavior Analyst

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Robert Hendren, DO

Psychiatrist
Co-Director, Dyslexia Center
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychiatrist
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychiatrist
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Linnea Lampinen

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

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Bennett Leventhal, MD

Psychiatrist
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Deputy Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Director of Training, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

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Enjey Lin, PhD, BCBA-D

Licensed Psychologist
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Elise Ma
Clinic Coordinator

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Julia Morgan Charalel, PhD

Licensed Psychologist
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


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China Parenteau

Clinical Research Coordinator

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Mina Park, PhD, BCBA-D

Licensed Psychologist
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Tara Rooney, SLP-D, CCC-SLP
Senior Speech-Language Pathologist

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Emma Salzman, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


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Shuting Zheng, PhD, BCBA-D

Postdoctoral Fellow

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John Rubenstein, MD, PhD
Nina Ireland Distinguished Professor in Child Psychiatry


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Tom Boyce, MD
Professor, Pediatrics Emeritus
Consultant, The UCSF Center for ASD & NDDs

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Stephan Sanders, BMBS, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

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Elliott Sherr, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics

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Matthew State, MD, PhD
Oberndorf Family Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute and Hospital
Chair, Department of Psychiatry

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Jeremy Willsey, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Andrea Lollini, JD
Visiting Scholar

Maria (Mara) Parellada, MD, PhD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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