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

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.

Research Bio

~ Behavioral interventions to support family members of children with autism spectrum disorders
~ Mindfulness-based interventions for family members of and professionals working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders
~ Effectiveness of ABA in the community and dissemination of ABA-based programs within underserved communities

Awards & Honors (Local)

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

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 8 available »

Ferraioli SJ; Harris SL. "Comparative effects of mindfulness and skills-based parent training for parents of children of autism: Feasibility and preliminary outcome data". Mindfulness. 2012; .
Ferraioli SL; Harris SL. "Effective Educational Inclusion of Students on the Autism Spectrum". Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy. 2011; 41(1): 19-28.
Ferraioli SJ, Harris, SL. "Teaching joint attention to children with autism through a sibling-mediated behavioral intervention". Behavioral Interventions. 2011; 26: 261-281.
Ferraioli SJ; Harris SL. "The impact of autism on siblings". Social Work in Mental Health. 2010; 8(1): 41-53.
Delmolino L; Harris SL; Ferraioli SJ; Hansford A. "Living with autism: How families cope". Mensa Research Journal. 2009; 40(3): 8-18.

Current Appointments

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


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