Lindsay Olson

Lindsay Olson

Doctoral Student, SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

Research Interests: Early social and brain development in toddlers with and without ASD; Health disparities in underserved communities

Lindsay is a PhD student in the Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at SDSU and UC San Diego. She received her BA in Psychology from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington where she studied the effects of socio-economic status on adolescent identity development. After graduating, she studied pragmatic language use in children with and without ASD as a research assistant at Oregon Health & Science University. She was also a pre-doctoral research fellow at the Marcus Autism Center at Emory University where she used eye-tracking and behavioral measures to study early social development in infants at heightened familial risk for developing ASD. She is interested in early social and brain development and how experiences influence the course of brain development.

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