Marjorie Solomon, Ph.D.


Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th St.
Sacramento, CA 95817


Dr. Solomon is an associate professor of clinical psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is on the faculty of the MIND Institute and postdoctoral Autism Research Training Program.

Dr. Solomon is a licensed psychologist whose primary clinical work is focused on high functioning children with autism spectrum disorders. She studies and implements school and clinical intervention programs to help such children. Research/Academic Interests:

Dr. Solomon's principal research program investigates the development of cognitive control and other forms of higher cognition in high functioning individuals with autism spectrum disorders, and the relationship between cognitive control and behavioral symptoms such as restricted and repetitive behaviors and formal thought disorder. As part of these efforts to link cognition with symptoms, Dr. Solomon works with colleagues to examine the relationship between cognitive control and shared attention using virtual reality based social paradigms. She also is principal investigator on a grant to study reinforcement learning in young adults with autism spectrum disorders using fMRI.

Another research interest is gender differences in autism symptom expression, personality, psychopathology and cognitive control, and the role of the neuropeptides oxytocin and vasopressin in autism symptoms.


B.A., Latin American Studies, Harvard College, 1981
M.B.A., Stanford Graduate School of Business
Ph.D., Personality and Social Psychology, UC Berkeley, 1999