Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D.
- Endowed Professor of Research in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
- Vice Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Ozonoff is a licensed clinical psychologist who works clinically with individuals on the autism spectrum. Her specialty is in early diagnosis in the infant and toddler years.
Dr. Ozonoff's research 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 research interests include early diagnosis of ADHD and prediction of later psychopathology from infant measures.
Ph.D., Child Clinical Psychology, University of Denver, Denver CO 1991
B.A., Cornell University, Ithaca NY 1983
State of California Licensed Psychologist, 2002
American Psychological Association
International Society for Autism Research
Society for Research in Child Development
Honors and Awards
John Welsh Award, University of California San Diego, 2015
Program Chair, International Meeting for Autism Research, 2015
Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Lectureship Award,
Rosenberry Award for Innovative Research and Clinical Vision, Denver Children’s Hospital, 2010
Joint Editor, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2009
Advisor, DSM-5 Working Group on Autism Spectrum Disorders, American Psychiatric Association, 2008
Member, NIH CPDD Study Section, 2002
Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Mental Health of Utah Children, Children’s Mental Health Institute, 2001
Distinguished Service to Children and Families Award, Utah Association of School Psychologists, 2001
Phi Beta Kappa Society, 1983
Select Recent Publications
Miller M, Iosif AM, Young GS, Hill M, Phelps Hanzel E, Hutman T, Johnson S, Ozonoff S. School-age outcomes of infants at risk for autism spectrum disorder. Autism Res. 2016 Jun;9(6):632-42.
Zwaigenbaum L, Young GS, Stone WL, Dobkins K, Ozonoff S, Brian J, Bryson SE, Carver LJ, Hutman T, Iverson JM, Landa RJ, Messinger D. Early head growth in infants at risk of autism: a baby siblings research consortium study. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014 Oct;53(10):1053-62.
Messinger, D., Stone, W.L., Zwaigenbaum, & Iosif, A.M. Diagnostic stability in young children at risk for autism spectrum disorder: A baby siblings research consortium study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 2015;56, 988-998.
Ozonoff, S., Young, G.S., Belding, A., Hill, M., Hill, A., Hutman, T., Johnson, S., Miller, M., Rogers, S.J., Schwichtenberg, A.J., Steinfeld, M., & Iosif, A. The broader autism phenotype in infancy: When does it emerge? Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2014;53, 398-407.
Shen, M.D., Nordahl, C.W., Young, G.S., Wootton-Gorges, S.L., Lee, A., Liston, S.E., Harrington, K., Ozonoff, S., & Amaral, D.G. Early brain enlargement and extra-axial fluid in infants who develop autism spectrum disorder. Brain. 2013;136, 2825-2835.