Shulamite Green
Shulamite A. Green, PhD
• Assistant Clinical Professor - Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences


Dr. Green is an Assistant Clinical Professor in UCLA's Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. Dr. Green completed a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at UCLA in 2014, and thereafter completed a postdoctoral fellowship focused on pediatric functional neuroimaging methods at UCLA's Brain Mapping Center. Dr. Green has received multiple NIH fellowships and awards to study the neural bases of heterogeneity in Autism Spectrum Disorders, with a focus on sensory over-responsivity. Dr. Green currently has a K08 award from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the neural bases of sensory processing issues and their effect on social functioning in children with autism and children with early life stress. Dr. Green's research integrates neuroimaging, psychophysiological, and behavioral methods to identify individual differences in risk markers and outcomes in high-risk developmental populations. Dr. Green is also a licensed clinical psychologist and works as an autism consultant with UCLA's TIES for Families program for families adopting children from foster care.

Area(s) of Expertise

Dr. Green's current research combines functional neuroimaging, psychophysiology, and behavioral observation to understand sensory processing differences among children particularly at risk (e.g., autism, ADHD, early life stress, prenatal drug exposure). Research goals include 1) identify the neurobiological and physiological mechanisms underlying sensory processing difficulties; 2) determine whether these mechanisms are shared or distinct across risk groups; 3) examine how sensory processing affects higher-level cognition such as attention, social functioning, and executive functioning; and 4) use this information to inform identification and treatment of children at high risk for sensory processing difficulties.