Beth Jerskey PhD, PhD

Research Coordinator for the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART)

Beth Jerskey, PhD joined the faculty at the Bradley Hasbro Children’s Research Center in 2013. Jerskey is the research coordinator for RI-CART, whose goal is to create a statewide registry for all individuals with a diagnosis of autism or autism spectrum disorders. Licensed in clinical psychology, she is also an assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Jerskey earned her undergraduate degree at Boston College and her master’s and doctoral degrees at Boston University. She completed her clinical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital and completed a T32 postdoctoral fellowship through The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University department of psychiatry and human behavior clinical psychology training consortium.

Research Interests

Jerskey's most recent research involved the utility of neuroimaging techniques in identifying early biomarkers of disease, in addition to research exploring the subtle neuronal changes either to differentiate patient populations or to track changes over time. A separate line of research involves ethical issues related to research, specifically, the use of surrogate decision makers during the informed consent process.



United States


  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University