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Brenna Maddox, PhD
Assistant Professor


TEACCH – Carrboro/Chapel Hill

Education and Training:

BS, Psychology, Davidson College
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Virginia Tech
Clinical Internship, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Postdoctoral Fellowships, Center for Autism Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn Center for Mental Health at the University of Pennsylvania

Summary Statement:

Dr. Maddox is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. As the implementation scientist at TEACCH, her work focuses on improving community services for people on the autism spectrum across the lifespan. She is particularly interested in engaging autistic individuals in community-partnered research, preventing suicide in autistic people, and training and supporting community mental health clinicians to work with this population. Her research has been supported by the NIMH, PCORI, Organization for Autism Research, Foundation of Hope, and FAR Fund. Dr. Maddox is also a clinical psychologist with expertise in the assessment and treatment of co-occurring psychiatric conditions in autism. She serves on the expert hub team for ECHO Autism: Mental Health. In addition, she is a senior deputy editor for the journal, Autism in Adulthood, and a co-chair of the American Association of Suicidology’s Autism and Suicide Committee.