Early Risk Study Team
Meghan Miller, Ph.D.
Meghan Miller, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the MIND Institute. Her research uses a developmental psychopathology framework to understand the early emergence of neurodevelopmental disorders, with a particular focus on ASD and ADHD. The long-range goal is that this work will help identify factors that account for the transition from risk to disorder, and will be highly translational, delineating core shared processes to be targeted by transdiagnostic prevention and early intervention efforts. Dr. Miller is also a licensed clinical psychologist.
Cady Stanton, M.S.
Cady Stanton is a Staff Research Associate on the Early Risk Study. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Washington, and her M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include early identification and treatment of ADHD and ASD, as well as methods to improve recruitment and retention of vulnerable populations.
Alex Farquhar-Leicester, B.A.
Alex Farquhar-Leicester is a Junior Specialist with the Early Risk Study at the MIND Institute. He received his B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from UC Davis. His academic and research interests include neurodevelopmental disorders, intellectual disabilities, experience with minority stress, sociocultural and contextual influences on sexual identity development, intersectionality as a theoretical framework, and critical theory. He aspires to attend graduate school and earn a degree in either Educational, School, or Counseling Psychology.
Jazmin Sheppard, M.A.
Jazmin Sheppard is a 3rd year Doctoral Student pursuing her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at CSPP/Alliant International University - Sacramento. She is a practicum student and examiner working on the Early Risk Study, as well as an intern for the Attention, Impulsivity, and Regulation (AIR) lab led by Dr. Julie Schweitzer. She received a B.A. in English with a minor in Psychology from the University of California, Davis in 2013. Jazmin hopes to receive her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2019.
Elise Hanzel, Ph.D.
Dr. Hanzel has been a staff psychologist at the MIND Institute since 2007 and joined the Early Risk Study in 2018. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, and her work focuses on the assessment and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders and behavioral and developmental therapeutic interventions for children and families. Dr. Hanzel earned her B.A. from Boston University and her Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.
Einat Shoham, M.A.
Einat Shoham received her Master's degree in Child Clinical Psychology from the Hebrew University in 2007. She has been a licensed clinical psychologist in Israel since 2013. Her clinical work has focused on assessment and treatment of ASD in children and adolescents. Her research interests include early identification of ASD as well as early intervention.