Faculty and Staff

The STAR Center team includes some of the nation’s top clinical experts and researchers. We work together to develop treatments and strategies to help children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. 
 

Director

 

Young Shin Kim, MD, MS, MPH, PhD
Director, STAR (Service, Training, Advocacy & Research) Center for ASD & NDDs
Director, Psychiatric Genetic Epidemiology Program
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry

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Our Team

 

Katy Ankenman, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker

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Somer Bishop, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

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Tom Boyce, MD
Professor, Pediatrics

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Whitney Ence, PhD, BCBA-D
Director of Clinical Operations
Psychologist

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Elise Evangelista
Clinic Coordinator

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Edwin Flores
Executive Operations Analyst

Tara Glavin, MA, BCBA
Behavior Analyst

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Robert Hendren, DO
Co-Director, Dyslexia Center

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Vanessa Hus Bal, PhD
Assistant Professor
Psychologist

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Bennett Leventhal, MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Deputy Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Director of Training, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

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Andrea Lollini, JD
Visiting Scholar
 

Janet Miller, PhD, JD
Psychologist
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor

Maria (Mara) Parellada, MD, PhD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Tara Rooney, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

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John Rubenstein, MD, PhD
Nina Ireland Distinguished Professor in Child Psychiatry


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Stephan Sanders, BMBS, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

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Elliott Sherr, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics

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Matthew State, MD, PhD
Oberndorf Family Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute and Hospital
Chair, Department of Psychiatry

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Jeremy Willsey, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry