NewsomAssociate Professor
Director, Civitan Translational ASD/NDD Research Core

Research Areas


I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Alabama with speciality training in pediatric neuropsychology. My clinical and research work focuses on autism spectrum disorders, related rare genetic disorders and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. I am Director of the Civitan Autism and Neurodevelopment Research (CANDR) Core and Clinic through the Civitan International Research Center. I also provide clinical diagnostic services for young children with suspected autism through the Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics clinic at Children’s of Alabama.


Graduate School
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, Old Dominion University 2002



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Committed to fundamental neuroscience research

The UAB Department of Neurobiology is making a national and international impact in fundamental neuroscience research. Our faculty have received numerous national and international awards recognizing excellence in research and training and provide a unique perspective for interdisciplinary neuroscience research and teaching careers at academic health science centers.


We focus on the molecular and cellular basis of normal structure and function of the nervous system, with applications to neurological health and disease.


Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows train in advanced research techniques and the neurobiology of disease.