Suzannah Joy Iadarola, Ph.D.

Suzannah Joy Iadarola, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 671
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-URMC (8762)

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Professional Bio

Job Title: Senior Instructor of Pediatrics



Dr. Iadarola is a pediatric psychologist who specializes in diagnostic evaluations for children for whom there is a suspected autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Dr. Iadarola conducts initial diagnostic evaluations for children of all ages, with a focus on ASD and other differential developmental and mental health diagnoses. In addition, she is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has experience providing and coordinating behavioral treatment for individuals with ASD. As part of this treatment, Dr. Iadarola incorporates a focus on working with families (e.g., parent training and education, sibling support).

In addition to her work in the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics division, Dr. Iadarola is a co-investigator on a government-funded, multi-site research project designed to increase socialization skills and school-based transitions for students with ASD. This study includes a partnership with the Rochester City School District and other community members. Dr. Iadarola has helped develop a program for working with teachers to facilitate more successful transitions for students with ASD in their daily routines. She also serves as an interventionist on this project.

Patient Care Bio

My clinical interests include early identification of autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities and screening for developmental disabilities in primary care settings. Additionally, I am interested in individual and group-based behavioral training for families of children with autism spectrum disorders.

Awards & Honors (Local)

COSAC Award for Best Poster 2008
Quest Award for Best Poster 2008
Doug Flutie Jr., Inc, Scholarship 2007

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (SMD) - Primary
Senior Instructor - Department of Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (SMD) - Primary

Education

PhD | Clinical Psychology | Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey2011
MS | Clinical Psychology | Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey2008
BA | Psychology | Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA2004

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Clinical Psychology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia08/15/2011 - 08/17/2012
Internship in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia06/28/2010 - 08/22/2011