Ashley A. Pallathra, Ph.D. is a therapist and researcher. After completing a bachelor’s degree with distinction in neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania, she received a master’s degree in psychology and PhD in clinical psychology at The Catholic University of America. She is the author of numerous published research articles and a book chapter in the fields of resilience-based interventions, social-emotional functioning in youth, autism research, and social neuroscience. Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, providing evidence-based assessment and intervention for individuals with anxiety and mood disorders.


Edward S. ("Ted") Brodkin, M.D. is Associate Professor of Psychiatry with tenure at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Founder and Director of the Adult Autism Spectrum Program at Penn Medicine. He has been honored by Philadelphia Magazine as a Top Doctor in the Philadelphia region for 14 years, and has been honored as one of America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical for the past 13 years. He received his A.B. Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He did his residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in neuroscience research at the Yale University School of Medicine, as well as a fellowship in genetics research at Princeton University. His research lab and clinical program at the University of Pennsylvania focus on social neuroscience and the autism spectrum in adults.