Mallory Harris, MSW

Clinical Research Coordinator

Mallory Harris is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development, joining the Center in August 2015. Her main responsibilities include coordinating the clinical assessments that will provide baseline and outcome evaluations of the effects of cord blood therapy for individuals with ASD within several related clinical trials, maintaining all regulatory study documents for Dr. Dawson’s cord blood team, providing oversight and quality control for all questionnaires and screening data for the cord blood clinical trials, and interfacing with Dr. Kurtzberg’s medical team to coordinate testing and data collection. Mallory also oversees broader aspects of the study, including monitoring study implementation, maintaining and updating IRB submissions and modifications, and assuring proper training of new study staff.

Mallory received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from North Carolina State University in 2006, and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008 with a concentration in community, management, and policy practice.

After completing her MSW program, Mallory worked as a project manager/research coordinator. From 2011-2015, she was the Project Manager for Dr. Jill Hamm, director of the Social Development Intervention Research Program (SDIRP), located in the Center for Developmental Science at UNC-Chapel Hill. Here she managed multi-site, multi-state data collection efforts and provided oversight for data collection teams for SDIRP grant funded projects, all of which focused on peer relations and adjustment in middle school settings. Between 2008 and 2011, she served as the Project Coordinator for several other organizations including The Duke Center for Eating Disorders with Dr. Nancy Zucker, the National Research Center on Rural Education Support with Dr. Jill Hamm and Dr. Thomas Farmer, and the Child Mental Health Initiative Program at Learning Together, Inc. During her time at Learning Together, Inc., Mallory also served as a Child Mental Health Specialist where she provided mental health services to young children and their families.

Representative Publications

1. Zucker, N., Moskovich, A., Vinson, M., & Watson, K. (2012). Emotions and empathic understanding: capitalizing on relationships in those with eating disorders. In J. Alexander, & J. Treasure, A Collaborative Approach to Eating Disorders (pp. 52-62). New York, Routledge.

2. Hamm, J.V., Lambert, K., Little, T.D., Farmer, T.W., & Harris, M.V. (under review). A longitudinal investigation of relational supports of sixth-grade teachers’ individual and collective efficacy. Submitted to Journal of Educational Psychology.