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Blythe Corbett

Blythe Corbett is an assistant professor in Vanderbilt University's Department of Psychiatry. Previously, she was a faculty member and clinical neuropsychologist with UC Davis' M.I.N.D. Institute, or Medical Investigation of Neurological Disorders. She worked with and studied children with autism spectrum disorders since 1991. Prior to coming to UC Davis, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical School in the department of pediatric neurology. While at the University of Minnesota, she was instrumental in establishing the multidisciplinary Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic.


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