Carissa Cascio, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Investigator

Carissa Cascio, Ph.D.

Contact Info

Phone
(615) 936-3598

Website
http://www.casciolab.com/

Email
carissa.cascio@vanderbilt.edu

Address
3057 VPH

Overview of Interests

Dr. Cascio's research program focuses on the neural basis of sensory processing differences in children and adults with autism. She uses a combination of sensory testing and neuroimaging to investigate how different kinds of sensory processing are disrupted in autism, and what role that disruption may play in the core features of autism such as decreased socialization, restricted interests, and repetitive behaviors.

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Grants

  • Mapping Thalamocortical Networks Across Development in ASD
  • Neural Networks for Attention to Internal and External Sensory Cues in ASD
  • Thalamocortical Pathways and Sensory Processing in Autism (Nicholas Hobbs Discovery Grant)
  • Treatment Strategies Based on Individualized Information Gathered from the Unique Behavioral, Cognitive, and Medical Characteristics of Each Child, Their Genetic Risk, and Their Life Experiences (Nicholas Hobbs Discovery Grant)