People

  • Shawn Christ
  • Shawn Christ, Ph.D.
  • Director
  • Shawn Christ is the Director of the Clinical Neuropsychology Laboratory. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2004 from Washington University in St. Louis with a specialization in clinical pediatric neuropsychology. He later completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive neuroscience at Washington University during which his training focused on the utilization of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology in humans and the study of the neurocognitive processes involved in deception and lying.

    Dr. Christ is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri and an Adjunct Professor at the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

  • Kimberly Bodner
  • Kimberly Bodner
  • Graduate Student
  • Kimberly received her B.A. in psychology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. She later received her MSc by Research in psychology from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland where she conducted research on executive function in children diagnosed with high functioning autism. After obtaining her graduate degree, Kimberly worked at the Autism Center of Excellence, University of Pittsburgh, investigating the biological basis of autism (cognitive, brain, and genetic) under the direction of Dr. Nancy Minshew. Kimberly joined the Clinical Neuropsychology Lab in the fall of 2009. Her graduate research focuses on both behavioral assessments and structural/functional imaging to investigate cognitive and neurocognitive functioning in autism spectrum disorders.

Current & Past Collaborators

Kristina Aldridge, Dept of Pathology & Anatomical Sciences, University of Missouri School of Medicine 

David Beversdorf, Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, University of Missouri 

Ye Duan, Dept of Computer Science, University of Missouri  

Stephen Kanne, University of Missouri, Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders 

Judith Miles, University of Missouri, Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Dawn Peck, Dept of Genetics, University of Missouri Health Care

Janine Stichter, University of Missouri, Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Gary Yao, Dept of Biological Engineering, University of Missouri

Desiree White, Dept of Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis  

Richard Abrams, Dept of Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis