Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D.

Dr. Ozonoff

Vice Chair for Research

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th St., Sacramento, CA 95817
Office phone:  (916) 703-0268


Dr. Ozonoff's research at the MIND Institute focuses on very young children with autism. She is studying the onset of autism in a prospective investigation that follows high-risk infants from birth through age 3. She is also developing an innovative autism screening instrument that uses video examples rather than written descriptions of behavior. Other funded projects examine signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in infancy and genomic influences on development in children at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Dr. Ozonoff’s clinical interests are in the diagnosis and assessment of people ASD, with specializations in infant and adult diagnosis. Dr. Ozonoff has co-authored more than 100 publications, written four books, and contributed many book chapters to her field. She is the former Chair of the Autism Speaks Baby Siblings Research Consortium. She has been a member of an NIH study section and currently serves on the NIH’s College of CSR Reviewers. She is a Joint Editor for the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and Autism Research.


B.A., Psychology, Cornell University, 1983
M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Denver, 1987
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Denver, 1991