Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Carissa Cascio, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

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(615) 936-3598


3057 VPH


Carissa Cascio, Ph.D.


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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  • 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)

Carissa Cascio, Ph.D. is recruiting participants for research studies (4/17/201)

Much of the research completed at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is made possible by the generous contributions of the people and families who participate in research studies. This researcher needs research subjects to complete the studies listed below.

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