Yael Dai

Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology (Affiliate)

Research Overview

Yael is a third-year doctoral student in Clinical Psychology. She is interested in interventions for ASD and in novel approaches to enhance intervention dissemination. Yael participated in a research study that evaluated the acceptability and efficacy of a digital parent-training program in Albania. She hopes to pursue similar research on web-based parent-training programs in the U.S. and to develop a deeper understanding of how individual differences (e.g., parent’s level of education, child’s cognitive abilities, and child’s ASD severity) may influence the relative success of remote parent-training programs. Yael’s research interests also include early detection, language development, and the study of comorbidities in individuals with ASD. Yael’s master’s thesis examined language abilities in dual language learners with ASD and other developmental disorders. Before joining the Early Detection Lab at the University of Connecticut, Yael worked at the Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was involved in research investigating genetic and neurological bases of anxiety and mood disorders.


B.A., 2013, Psychology, Brandeis University
M.S., 2017, Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut

Contact Information
Mailing Address406 Babbidge Road
Storrs, CT 06269