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Christina Casnar

Christina Casnar Academic Profile

Christina Casnar, PhD

Assistant Professor

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee / Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2013 – 2017 Dissertation: Autism spectrum disorder symptomatology in children with Neurofibromatosis type 1 Minor: Cognition and Perception

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee / Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2010 – 2013 Masters: Relations between fine motor skill and parental report of attention in young children with NF1

Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Sociology University of Missouri – St. Louis / Missouri, St. Louis 2002 - 2006 Minor: Political Science

Biography

Christy Casnar, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Neurology. She specializes in the evaluation of young children with medical and neurodevelopmental disorders, with a particular focus on genetic disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Casnar’s research interests focus on characterizing neurocognitive and psychosocial functioning in children with complex neurological and developmental disorders. To date, her research has focused on characterizing social and executive functioning challenges in young children with Neurofibromatosis type 1 and children with autism. Her work has been presented at international and national conferences and published in peer-reviewed professional journals.

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