Brenda Salley, Ph.D.

Brenda Salley, Ph.D.

Brenda Salley, Ph.D.

Investigator, Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center,
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,

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Research Interests

Neurodevelopmental disabilities, early detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder, social communication and language development in children, early intervention for children at risk.


Students and Post-Docs

East Tennessee State University: Bachelor of science

Brown Medical School: Clinical Psychology Residency

Virginia Tech: PhD Psychology 

University of Kansas: Postdoctoral fellow

University of Kansas: Research fellow  


National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program, 2014

National Institutes of Health Pathway to Independence Award, 2013 

New York Academy of Sciences James McKeen Cattell Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention, 2011

American Psychological Foundation Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Graduate Fellowship, 2009 American Psychological Foundation/Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (APF/COGDOP) Graduate Scholarship, 2009

Outstanding Thesis in Social Science/Education Award, East Tennessee State University, School of Graduate Studies and Graduate Council, 2005


Licensed Psychologist in Kansas and Missouri



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