Vanessa Hus Bal, PhD


Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Clinical Psychologist

Education and Training:

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Michigan
Clinical Internship: University Center for the Child and the Family
MSc, Neuroscience, University of Oxford


Dr. Bal is an assistant professor specializing in the clinical assessment and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The overarching theme in her research has been to identify biologically and clinically relevant behavioral profiles and dimensions of behavior in ASD. Dr. Bal has a particular interest in working with adults and individuals with intellectual disability and employs a variety of approaches to measure and track outcomes and predictors of outcome at different stages of development. Through her LifeSPAN Lab, Dr. Bal aims to identify biological markers and behavioral predictors of both proximal and distal outcomes that can inform diagnosis and the development of novel treatments.