Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Yangfeifei Gao is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in neuropsychological evaluations for children and young adults with co-occurring medical and neurodevelopmental conditions. Her research interests include examining behavioral and neural endophenotypes within heterogeneous developmental and psychiatric disorders using multimodal neuroimaging and data-driven analytic approaches.
Her work has been published in Autism Research, Cerebral Cortex, and Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She was the recipient of a Dissertation Research Award from the American Psychological Association.
Gao graduated cum laude with a BS in neuroscience from the University of Illinois Chicago and completed an MS in clinical psychology from San Diego State University. She then received her PhD in clinical psychology from the San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego, Joint Doctoral Program. She completed her residency at the Edmonton Consortium Clinical Psychology Residency program in Alberta, Canada, and a fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC.