Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- Williams DL, Siegel, M, Mazefsky CA. Problem behaviors in autism spectrum disorder: Its more than communication. J Autism Dev Disord;. Advance online publication. 2017 Jun. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-017-3179-0
- Mazefsky, C. A., Day, T. N., Siegel, M., White, S. W., Yu, L., & Pilkonis, P. A. (2016). Development of the Emotion Dysregulation Inventory: A PROMISing Method for Creating Sensitive and Unbiased Questionnaires for Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. Advance online publication. 2016 Oct. DOI: DOI 10.1007/s10803-016-2907-1.
- Mazefsky, CA, Borue, X, Day, TN, & Minshew, N.J. Emotion regulation patterns in adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder: Comparison to typically developing adolescents and associations with psychopathology. Autism Res. 2014; 7 (3): 344-354.
- Mazefsky C.A., Herrington J, Siegel M, Scarpa A, Maddox B, Scahill L, White SW. The role of emotion regulation in autism spectrum disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2013 Jul; 52(7):679-688.
- Mazefsky CA, Oswald DP, Day T, Eack S, Minshew NJ, Lainhart J. ASD, a psychiatric disorder, or both? Psychiatric diagnoses in adolescents with high-functioning ASD. J Clin Child Adoles Psychol. 2012;41(4):516-523.
Carla Mazefsky, PhD, & Sarah Stahl, PhD, Honored for Medical Student Research Mentorship
Congratulations to Carla Mazefsky, PhD (Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology), & Sarah Stahl, PhD (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science), who have received Medical Student Research Mentoring Merit Awards from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Research Mentoring Merit Awards recognize outstanding Longitudinal Research Project mentorship of graduating...
Now in Autism Research: Elevated Emotion Dysregulation in Autism Compared to the General Population
Children and adolescents with autism are nine times more likely than peers without autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to require emergency room visits for psychiatric reasons, and twelve times more likely to require psychiatric hospitalization by age 21. Additionally, research suggests that poor emotion regulation is associated with a higher likelihood of co-occurring psychiatric disorders. The Emotion Dysregulation...
Colleen McClung, PhD, and Carla Mazefsky, PhD, Elected to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council
We are pleased to announce that Colleen McClung, PhD, and Carla Mazefsky, PhD, have been elected to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) Scientific Council. The BBRF is the top non-governmental funder of mental health research grants. The Scientific Council reviews and selects the most promising research proposals with the greatest potential to lead to breakthroughs in mental health research. Dr. McClung...
Emotion Dysregulation Measure Designed for Autism Outperforms Existing Measures in a General Youth Population
Tools that help psychiatrists and psychologists measure emotion dysregulation—the inability to effectively modulate the intensity or duration of emotional responses—are critical to the diagnosis and treatment of numerous psychiatric disorders. However, for youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), scientists have questioned the suitability of existing measures, given that young people with ASD can have highly...