Heather Yarger received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology/Clinical Science from the University of Delaware in 2018.  She completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral clinical internship within the Child and Family Therapy and Behavioral Management Clinics at Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  She is currently a research assistant professor in Dr. Elizabeth Redcay’s Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience lab investigating the neurobiological bases of anxiety in children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.  Heather is also interested in investigating the efficacy of evidence-based treatments using psychotherapy process research. 

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Areas of Interest

  • anxiety
  • autism spectrum disorders
  • respiratory sinus arrhythmia


  • PhD
    Clinical Psychology/Clinical Science

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3123A Biology-Psychology Building
Department of Psychology
hyarger [at] umd.edu