Angela Tseng, PhD

Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry

Angela Tseng

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Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry


Angela Tseng, Ph.D. earned her doctorate in Child Psychology and Neuroscience from the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, where she trained in the use of neuroimaging techniques (e.g., fMRI, high-density EEG) and imaging genomics in the context of a research-oriented program focused on developmental psychology. Subsequently, she completed a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) sponsored Postdoctoral Fellowship for Translational Research in Child Psychiatric Disorders at Columbia University College of Physician & Surgeons. Concurrently, as a recipient of the Gray Matters at Columbia Research Fellowship, she began to work towards improving our understanding of the neural underpinnings of social and cognitive function in children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Before joining the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Minnesota, she was a Research Associate at the Institute for Translational Research (ITR) in Children’s Mental Health where she worked to bridge the gap between research and practice in children’s mental health. Presently, her primary research focus in the CAN Lab is on the development of novel interventions and treatments for Autism Spectrum and related Neurodevelopmental Disorders. In addition, Dr. Tseng is principal investigator for the PAAD (Project to Assess Assistance Dogs) Study which aims to elucidate genetic and biobehavioral factors that contribute to the psychosocial benefits of assistance dogs in the lives of children with ASD and their families. This project also includes a longitudinal exploratory investigation of the genetic and behavioral traits that underpin successful outcomes for potential assistance dogs and human-animal partnerships.