Sarah Markert

Sarah Markert, B.S.  is a first-year Ph.D. student in Duke’s Clinical Psychology Program working with Dr. Michael Gaffrey in the Duke Early Experience and the Developing Brain (DEED) lab. She studies the mutually-reinforcing nature of the caregiver-infant dyad, targeting shifts in social visual attention using dyadic head-mounted eye tracking technology. She plans to involve her clinical and scientific work in facilitating and researching the MC2 intervention to help promote healthy foundations for vulnerable infants and families in the community and at large. 

Prior to starting at Duke, she graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017. After graduation, she spent two years researching early social visual engagement in infants with and without ASD as a Donald J. Cohen Fellow in Developmental Social Neuroscience at Emory University’s Marcus Autism Center.

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