Megan joined the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development as a Postdoctoral Associate in July of 2016. She is a member of the research team exploring the efficacy of autologous cord blood for improving outcomes of children with autism, and she completes various assessments with children and their families. Megan recently obtained her doctoral degree in School Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her predoctoral internship in pediatric neuropsychology, during which she also conducted preschool evaluations and comprehensive diagnostic assessments of individuals suspected of having ASD. During her training at UNC, she was a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellow at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities. She served as the project assistant for the NC Postsecondary Education Alliance, whose mission is to expand the options for postsecondary education for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Prior to her training at UNC, Megan obtained her master’s degree in school psychology from the College of William and Mary. At that time, she was part of a team that provided intensive in-home services for children with ASD and comorbid psychiatric disorders. She also holds a master’s degree in teaching and began her career as a special education inclusion teacher.