Maryam M. Abdullah, Ph.D.

Maryam was a doctoral student in Psychopathology working with Dr. Goldberg in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior.

Maryam’s research focuses on several topics regarding Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  Previous projects have included included investigations of the differences in the early developmental trajectories among children with ASD with and without regression and typically developing children, the differences in the metal concentrations in the pre- and postnatal regions of tooth enamel between children with and without ASD, and early indicators of ASD in toddlers. She was also involved in a study examining the potential efficacy of human-animal interactions on children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Maryam completed her dissertation in 2012, which focused on parent-adolescent relationship quality in the context of ASD.

She is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar with the Division of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine.