Institute of Mental Research
Institute of Mental Research

Bridget Davidson


Graduate Student,

Child Development in Context Lab
Bridget Davidson

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Bridget Davidson has worked with children and adolescents with developmental disorders including autism since 2005. She completed her B.A. with honors in Psychology and Studio Art at the University of Miami in 2009. She conducted her undergraduate honor thesis under the direction of Drs. Heather Henderson and Peter Mundy. The project assessed gaze following deficits in adolescents with high-functioning autism using eye-tracking technology.

Bridget joined the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program and the Child Development in Context Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin in 2010. She received her M.A. in Psychology in 2012. Her doctoral research focuses on exploring prodromal symptoms in infants at elevated risk for autism spectrum disorders. Specifically, she is interested in (1) examining how early parent-child interactions relate to social communication development and (2) identifying prodromal symptoms of autism to facilitate early detection and intervention.

From 2015-2016, Bridget will be completing her clinical psychology predoctoral internship in Autism/Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at the Mailman Center for Child Development in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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