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Douglas G Allen

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education

Phone: +1 512 471 0218

I received my Ph.D. from the Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at San Diego State University and The University of California, San Diego, recently cited as the top clinical psychology doctoral program in the country by The Chronicle of Higher Education. I completed a pre-doctoral internship in clinical neuropsychology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a postdoctoral residency in clinical neuropsychology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Following residency, I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern before joining the faculty at UT Austin. As a licensed psychologist specializing in neuropsychological assessment, I have also received specialized training and certification in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. My research uses neuropsychological and neuroimaging tools to study the brain basis of autism. The current focus of this work is the investigation of cerebellar function and the contribution of cerebellar dysfunction to the behaviors and symptoms of autism.


The overarching goals of Dr. Greg Allen’s research are to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and neuropsychological methods to: identify brain systems that are different from normal in autism spectrum disorders (ASD); determine whether and how these differences are related to ASD symptoms; guide the search for ASD causes; guide the search for ASD treatments; and evaluate responses to treatment.

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