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Opal Ousely, Ph.D.


Department of Psychiatry
Emory University School of Medicine


Research Description

Dr. Opal Ousley is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Emory Autism Center whose core research endeavors focus on the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, the development of autism-specific behavioral assessments (e.g., Screening Tool for Two-Year-Olds, and the Rapid-ABC Screener), and the phenotypic characterization of children with autism and associated genetic disorders (e.g., 22q11 deletion syndrome).  She collaborates with faculty across disciplines (e.g., Genetics, Neuroimaging, and Computing) at Emory University, Georgia Tech, and the University of Georgia.  Dr. Ousley also participated in the Simons Simplex Collection, a multiple-site study which investigates the genetic causes of autism, serving as the phenotypic PI at the Emory data collection site.  


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