Bio

Honors & Awards


  • Fellowship from the Bass Society of Pediatric Scholars, Autism Center at Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford (2013-2015)

Professional Education


  • Doctor of Psychology, Universita Degli Studi Di Roma (1998)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Universita Degli Studi Di Pisa (2007)

Stanford Advisors


Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Development and use of quantitative techniques to objectively measure different aspects of visual development in children with ASD. Use of low-level visual measures to understand and hopefully explain abnormalities of higher level processing like object and face recognition, attention and social interactions. Use of psychophysiological and imaging instruments as a tool for identifying sub-categories along the spectrum. Create quantitative protocols for early assessment and for tracking improve

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