Research Specialists and Grant Staff

Danielle Lynch : Research Specialist

Danielle Lynch

Research Specialist

Danielle Lynch graduated from the University of South Carolina in May 2022 with a B.S. in Experimental Psychology and a minor in Biology. She is now a full-time Research Specialist at the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Lab. She is passionate about working with children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disorders with a focus on early detection and childhood development. Her interests stemmed from working with children with autism in educational settings, including the New England Center for Children. Danielle plans to pursue a master's degree in School Psychology or Educational Psychology to continue her education.

Alison Dahlman : Research Specialist

Alison Dahlman

Research Specialist

Alison Dahlman graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in May 2024 with a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Social Work. Throughout her undergraduate career, Alison worked at the STARS lab where she completed her honors thesis on persistence in 6- to 8-year-olds with Williams syndrome. She is now a full-time research specialist at the NDD lab. She is passionate about children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and ASD. She is also interested in and has worked with children with a variety of neurogenetic syndromes such as Williams syndrome, Down syndrome, and fragile X syndrome. Alison plans to continue her education by pursing a PhD in either clinical or school psychology.

Former Research Specialists


Nichole Mayberry

Nichole is working with Dr. Abigail Hogan in her new lab, the Social Experiences in Autism (SEA) Lab.


Kayla Smith

Kayla is currently working under the mentorship of NDD Lab collaborator Hayley Crawford at University of Warwick, UK, towards a PhD in health sciences.


Ramsey Coyle

Ramsey is currently enrolled in the Speech Language Pathology Master’s program at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.


Libby Tillman

Libby is currently enrolled in law school at Georgia State University to pursue her passion in disability advocacy.


Kayla Jarvis

Kayla started the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program at Presbyterian College in January 2021.


Carly Moser

Carly is currently a doctoral student in the Ph.D. program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the USC Arnold School of Public Health under the direction of Dr. Jessie Klusek.


Alexis Brewe

Alexis is a Clinical Psychology doctoral student at the University of Alabama. She works with Dr. Susan White at the Center for Youth Development and Intervention conducting research in comorbid psychopathology and emotion regulation for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.


Aylin Ulker

Aylin is currently working at the Myer Center for Special Children in Greenville, SC.


Lisa (Rague) Hamrick

Lisa is currently a clinical psychology doctoral student under NDD Lab-collaborator Dr. Bridgette Kelleher’s mentorship at Purdue University.


Emily Schworer

Emily is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. After working as a research specialist in the NDD Lab, she attended Colorado State University, where she earned her Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Science.


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