Helen Xu, BA

Research Volunteer, Center for the Developing Brain

Child Mind Institute

Helen Xu, Research Assistant

Helen Xu is the Research Volunteer in the Center for the Developing Brain at the Child Mind Institute. She coordinates aspects of ongoing research studies, including the electroencephalography (EEG) research studies and the Longitudinal Progress Monitoring study. She works closely with families and participants and also assists with database development, analysis, and open data sharing projects. She collaborates with the clinical staff to push forward shared clinical and research initiatives, such as the Selective Mutism-targeted studies.

Helen graduated from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has previously worked in labs with various focuses, ranging from pediatric brain trauma to rainforest fungi. She also has experience in education, tutoring students at a NYC middle school as part of an urban education fellowship. Her research interests include mental health education, inequalities and barriers to mental healthcare, and the study of biological markers for mental illness.


  • BA, Psychology, Yale University