Carissa Cascio, Ph.D.

(615) 936-3598

2254 Village at Vanderbilt

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Carissa Cascio, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

VKC Member

Overview of Interests

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.

Leading the Vanguard: Carissa Cascio, June 2019, VKC Notables

The Promise of Discovery Podcast: "Learning How Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders Process Sensory Information"

VKC Research Briefs Video: "Bridging the Internal and External Sensory Worlds in Autism"