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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 training and supporting community mental health clinicians, modifying cognitive-behavioral therapy for people on the autism spectrum with anxiety or depression, and preventing suicide in this population. Her research has been supported by the NIMH, PCORI, the Foundation of Hope, and the 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 deputy editor for the journal, Autism in Adulthood, and a co-chair of the American Association of Suicidology’s Autism and Suicide Committee.