Position: Assistant Professor
Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles
Training Area: Cognition, Language, and Development|Human Development
Research Interests: Development of Early Social Cognition and Language; Children with Autism
Dr. Siller is Assistant Professor of Psychology and co-directs the Hunter College Autism Center. His recent research included two clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of an experimental parent-mediated intervention for young children with ASD. One of these clinical trials was funded as part of the Autism Speaks Toddler Treatment Network, which he co-directed with Sally Rogers (UC Davis) between 2007 and 2011. In addition, Dr. Siller is principal investigator on an implementation grant from The FAR Fund which aims to advance access to effective early intervention services for toddlers with ASD in New York City. Dr. Siller convened a public policy roundtable that brought together 12 national experts with a larger group of local leaders and stakeholders (www.hunter.cuny.edu/autismroundtable). Dr. Siller is currently collaborating with faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College to test the feasibility of three complementary models for educating Primary Care Providers about best practices for screening/referral of toddlers with ASD.