Ariel Zucker, BS

Research Associate, Autism Center

Child Mind Institute

Ariel Zucker is a Research Associate in the Autism Center at the Child Mind Institute. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Muhlenberg College and she is currently a PhD candidate in the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology program at Queens College, The Graduate Center, CUNY. Ms. Zucker is a Graduate Assistant in Dr. Emily Jones’ Developmental Disabilities lab, where she focuses her research on improving relationships and interactions between children with autism and their siblings through the facilitation of sibling dyadic skills training and sibling support groups.

Ariel has extensive experience working with children, and adolescents with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders in a variety of settings. As a Research Associate at the Autism Center, Ariel is excited to contribute to Dr. Adriana Di Martino’s study investigating the neurobiological underpinnings of social communicative impairments in children with ADHD and ASD. Her main responsibility will include support junior staff in study screenings, administering parent interviews and child behavioral assessments and drafting the results of the assessments under the supervision of a team of license clinicians.

Education

  • PhD Candidate, Clinical Psychology, Queens College, The Graduate Center, CUNY.
  • Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience, Muhlenberg College.