Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Program

Casara Jean Ferretti, MS

Ms. Ferretti is a Masters level Clinician and Clinical Research Associate at the Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Program at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine with Eric Hollander, MD.  Formerly, she served as the Research Coordinator for the Center for Autism Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  Ms. Ferretti has been working in research for over seven years, and is experienced in working with both adults and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 

 

Ms. Ferretti received her B.S. from Cornell University in 2006, and her M.S. in Neuroscience and Education from the Teachers College of Columbia University in 2008.  She has managed both clinical and behavioral research studies in ASD and OCD.  Her experience includes grant writing and development, regulatory and financial grant management and program oversight. Additionally, Ms. Ferretti is trained in the administration of neuropsychological assessments, gold standard autism assessments, and use of clinical tools such as functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG) and dysmorphology.  She has managed a support group for siblings of children with ASD, and has received training in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children with anxiety disorders.

 

 

Ms. Ferretti has been published in multiple scientific journals and presented at conferences about her research.  These include a presentation at the International Meeting for Autism Research in 2009 and the Association for Chemoreception Sciences in 2005.  She is a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society and received the Excellence Award from the Center of Autism Research for her work as a coordinator and clinician.  Her background in education gives her a unique insight into the research field, and she has volunteered in both inclusion and autism specific classrooms.  Ms. Ferretti has been trained in multiple research areas and is a well-rounded member of the research community.      

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