Carla A Mazefsky, PhD

Carla A Mazefsky, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Virginia Commonwealth University Child Clinical Psychology
Brown University School of MedicineClinical Psychology
Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityPsychiatric Genetics
Virginia Treatment Center for Children, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityClinical Psychology

Professional Affiliations

Member, International Society for Autism Research

Selected Honors & Awards

Slifka/Ritvo Award for Innovation in Autism Research, International Society for Autism Research and the Slifka Foundation

Research Interests

Emotion reactivity and regulation; Measure development; Clinical trials in autism
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Williams DL, Siegel, M, Mazefsky CA. Problem behaviors in autism spectrum disorder: Its more than communication. J Autism Dev Disord;. Advance online publication. 2017 Jun. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-017-3179-0
  2. Mazefsky, C. A., Day, T. N., Siegel, M., White, S. W., Yu, L., & Pilkonis, P. A. (2016). Development of the Emotion Dysregulation Inventory: A PROMISing Method for Creating Sensitive and Unbiased Questionnaires for Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. Advance online publication. 2016 Oct. DOI: DOI 10.1007/s10803-016-2907-1.
  3. Mazefsky, CA, Borue, X, Day, TN, & Minshew, N.J. Emotion regulation patterns in adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder: Comparison to typically developing adolescents and associations with psychopathology. Autism Res. 2014; 7 (3): 344-354.
  4. Mazefsky C.A., Herrington J, Siegel M, Scarpa A, Maddox B, Scahill L, White SW. The role of emotion regulation in autism spectrum disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2013 Jul; 52(7):679-688.
  5. Mazefsky CA, Oswald DP, Day T, Eack S, Minshew NJ, Lainhart J. ASD, a psychiatric disorder, or both? Psychiatric diagnoses in adolescents with high-functioning ASD. J Clin Child Adoles Psychol. 2012;41(4):516-523.

Clinical Interests

Emotion reactivity and regulation; Transition to adulthood in autism; Outcome measurement

Education Interests

Research mentorship; Clinical psychology intern mentorship; Medical student/resident/fellow education