Dr. Beth Jerskey
DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Dr. Jerskey is a Licensed Psychologist in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She is the Director of Research and Professional Development at the Boston Child Study Center. Dr. Jerskey has co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and has published in a variety of neurology and neuropsychological journals including JAMA Neurology, Neuropsychology, and Brain and Behavior. In addition to her work at BCSC, Dr. Jerskey is an Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She has been awarded funding supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Epilepsy Foundation.
Trained in both pediatric and adult neuropsychology, Dr. Jerskey graduated from Boston University with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She completed her clinical internship in neuropsychology at Massachusetts General Hospital and a T32 postdoctoral fellowship through the Alpert Medical School of Brown University’s Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Clinical Psychology Training Consortium. In 2012, Dr. Jerskey received advanced clinical/research training in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – Second Edition (ADOS-2) and is research reliable on this gold standard measure for autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. Currently, Dr. Jerskey has clinical interest primarily with school-aged children.
Dr. Jerskey’s research focus centers around ethical considerations in the field of psychology and currently she sits on the Massachusetts Autism Commissions subcommittee for children ages 3-14 and is Chair of the Massachusetts Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association Division 40 (Neuropsychology), The International Neuropsychological Society, and Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research in addition to her membership to the Rhode Island Psychological Association and Massachusetts Psychological Association.