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Assistant Professor, UNC Department of Psychiatry

Clinical Researcher and Implementation Scientist, TEACCH Autism Program


B.S., Psychology, Davidson College

M.S., Clinical Psychology, Virginia Tech

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Virginia Tech

Clinical Psychology Internship, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Autism Research, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania


Clinical Psychologist

Summary Statement:

Dr. Brenna Maddox is a clinical researcher and implementation scientist at TEACCH, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UNC. Her research focuses on improving community services for people on the autism spectrum across the lifespan. She is particularly interested in training and supporting community mental health clinicians, modifying evidence-based practices for people on the autism spectrum with anxiety or depression, and preventing suicide in this population. Her research has been supported by the NIMH, PCORI, the Foundation of Hope, and the FAR Fund. Dr. Maddox is also a clinical psychologist with expertise in the assessment and treatment of co-occurring psychiatric conditions in autism. She is a deputy editor for the journal, Autism in Adulthood, and a co-chair of the American Association of Suicidology’s Autism and Suicide Committee.