Elena Grigorenko, Ph.D.

Dr. Grigorenko received her Ph.D. in General Psychology from Moscow State University, Russia and her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology and Human Genetics from Yale University. Currently, Dr. Grigorenko is Associate Professor of Child Studies Epidemiology and Public Health, and Psychology at Yale, USA and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Moscow State University, Russia. Dr. Grigorenko's research focuses on understanding the cognitive texture and etiology of language and learning disabilities.

Denis G. Sukhodolsky Ph.D.

Denis G. Sukhodolsky, Ph.D. is Associate Research Scientist at the Yale Child Study Center. He received his Ph.D. in clinical and school psychology from Hofstra University in 1997, where he also stayed for three years to teach at the psychology department and to supervise psychological assessments at the university clinic. He arrived at Yale in 2000 for a postdoctoral fellowship in childhood neuropsychiatric disorders directed by Dr. James Leckman. Subsequently, he joined the Yale Faculty in 2003 and continued working in a clinical trials program directed by Dr. Larry Scahill. Dr. Sukhodolsky’s research on behavior therapy for children with TS and OCD has been supported by awards from the Tourette Syndrome Association and Obsessive Compulsive Foundation. In 2008, he received a career development award from the National Institute of Mental Health with a focus on neurobiological mechanisms of behavior therapy. In addition to his research, Dr. Sukhodolsky is a licensed clinical psychologist working with children and their families. He has also conducted diagnostic and psychological evaluations of children with neurodevelopmental disorders including Tourette Syndrome, OCD, Autism, and ADHD.

Lesley Hart, Ph.D.

Dr. Hart received her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, with a concentration in neuroscience through the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition. Currently, Dr. Hart is an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale University Child Study Center. Her clinical and research interests focus on reading development, skilled reading performance, and impairments in language and reading processes. Dr. Hart is particularly interested in children with complex reading profiles including difficulties with reading decoding, encoding, fluency, vocabulary, and/or comprehension.

Susan Felsenfeld, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Felsenfeld received her Ph.D. in Communication Disorders and Behavioral Genetics from the University of Minnesota. She is currently an Associate Professor of Communication Disorders at Southern Connecticut State University and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale University Child Study Center. Her research focuses on identifying etiological (i.e., genetic and neurobiological) factors that increase the risk for the expression of developmental disorders of speech and may be associated with a better response to intervention and more favorable long-term outcomes for these disorders. .

Support Personnel

Donna Macomber, M.A.

Ms. Macomber is our clinical coordinator and provides on-going communication between families and clinicians. She is available to answer questions and schedule appointments. Ms. Macomber has a Masters degree in Psychology specializing in Developmental and Educational psychology. She has also completed some post-graduate work in school psychology and school counseling. Ms. Macomber assists the clinicians with collecting and processing various relevant documents.

Cheri Stahl

Ms. Stahl handles the clinic billing and is available to answer billing related questions.

Melissa Wojciechowski

Ms. Wojciechowski is an accountant at the Yale Child Study Center and is a financial advisor to the Yale Academic Skills Clinic.