Clinical Research Project Manager and Psychometrician
Alison Pomykacz is a Certified School Psychologist, and a Clinical Research Project Manager and Psychometrician at the Center for Autism Research. Her responsibilities include overseeing clinical research assistants and study coordinators on day-to-day tasks of recruitment, eligibility and coordination of clinical visits, and to ensure proper implementation of study goals across a variety of projects, and to collaborate with upper-management regarding study protocols to carry-out project tasks and meet recruitment goals. Ms. Pomykacz also conducts developmental and cognitive standardized measures, semi-structured, and behavioral assessments with research participants with high proficiency across a wide-range of ages and developmental functioning. Ms. Pomykacz started with CAR in 2013, at which time she worked on The Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) and Early Autism Longitudinal Risk Investigation (EARLI) early childhood studies. She currently serves as a clinician for the Social-Motor Functioning in Autism Spectrum Disorder study. Ms. Pomykacz received her Bachelor’s in Psychology in 2009, at Neumann University. In 2013, she completed her Master’s and Educational Specialist in School Psychology at Rowan University, during which time she completed a full-year internship, where she served as a School Psychologist in a New Jersey school district, under the supervision of the Director of Special Education. Ms. Pomykacz enjoys being able to continue to work with families, and is looking forward to helping the Scientists at CAR further research within the ASD research field!