Toni Howell

Data Technician

Toni Howell works as a data technician at the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development. Her main duties and responsibilities include assisting in the development of a behavioral coding scheme to capture social-communication behaviors of children during parent-child free play sessions, managing video uploads and assisting in generating and optimizing data across five research sites, reviewing videos for quality control and sending feedback to sites, and assisting in the implementation of the Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials (ABC-CT) study and other duties as needed.  Toni graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016 with a B.A. in Biology, a B.A. in Psychology, and a minor in neuroscience.  During her undergraduate career Toni worked as an RA in several labs at UNC including the Emotions and Social Interactions in Relationships (EASIR) lab and the Kenan-Flagler’s Center for Decision Research (C4DR).