James C McPartland PhD

Associate Professor in the Child Study Center and Assistant Professor of Psychology; Associate Director, Developmental Electrophysiology Lab; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Yale Child Study Center; Director, Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic

Biographical Info

James C. McPartland, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology at the Yale Child Study Center. He graduated magna cum laude in Psychology from Harvard University and received a doctoral degree in Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington. He completed pre- and post-doctoral clinical fellowships focusing on autism and related disorders at Yale and is a licensed child psychologist and Director of the Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic. He is Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Child Study Center and offers an undergraduate seminar focused on autism spectrum disorder. Dr. McPartland’s program of research investigates the brain bases of neurodevelopmental disabilities to develop biologically-based tools for detection and treatment. His research is supported by NIMH, NARSAD, the Autism Science Foundation, the Waterloo Foundation, Autism Speaks, the Patterson Trust, and the Simons Foundation, and his contributions to the field have been recognized by the University of Washington’s Bolles and Gatzert Child Welfare Fellowships, a Clinical and Translational Sciences Scholar Award from the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, a Behavioral Science Track Award for Rapid Transition and a Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Mental Health, the NARSAD Atherton Young Investigator Award, the International Society for Autism Research Young Investigator Award, the Patterson Trust Clinical Research Award, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Klerman Prize, and the American Psychological Association Division of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Sara S. Sparrow Early Career Research Award. Dr. McPartland has published 4 books and over 70 scholarly works on autism and related topics. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disability and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. He has served on the Executive Committee of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and is currently the Treasurer of the International Society for Autism Research.


Education & Training

B.A.
Harvard University (1996)
Ph.D.
University of Washington (2005)
Postdoc
Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, CT, Psychology, Autism
Intern
Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, CT, Psychology, Autism (2005 - 2006)

Honors & Recognition

  • Behavioral Science Track Award for Rapid Transition
    NIMH (2007)
  • CTSA Scholar Award
    Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (2007)
  • Harvard College Scholarship
    Harvard University (1996)
  • Young Investigator Award
    International Society for Autism Research (2012)
  • Patterson Trust Clinical Research Award
    Robert E. Leet and Clara Guthrie Patterson Trust (2013)
  • Young Investigator Award
    NARSAD (2009)
  • Bolles Fellowship
    University of Washington (2004)
  • Klerman Prize for Exceptional Clinical Research
    Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (2013)
  • Career Development Award
    NIMH (2010)
  • Gatzert Child Welfare Fellowship
    University of Washington (2004)
  • Atherton Family Investigator
    NARSAD (2010)
  • American Psychological Association Division of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Sara S. Sparrow Early Career Research Award
    American Psychological Association (2014)

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