Bianca Brooks, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and part of the assessment and diagnosis team at Marcus Autism Center. Dr. Brooks completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at Georgia State University, where she studied ways to facilitate access to early intervention after diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She continued her passion for serving underserved communities and reducing disparities in mental healthcare access by completing an internship at Memphis Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. She returned to Atlanta for her postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine and assisted with diagnostic services at Marcus Autism Center.
In her current position, Dr. Brooks conducts diagnostic assessments of young children. She values exploring innovative techniques to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in accessing early intervention services for families.
- Brooks, B.A., Haynes, K., Smith, J., McFadden, T., & Robins, D.L. (2016). Implementation of web-based autism screening in an urban clinic. Clinical Pediatrics, 55 (10), 927-934.
- Brooks, B., Floyd F., Robins, D.L, & Chan, W.I. (2015). Extracurricular activities and the development of social skills in children with intellectual and specific learning disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 59 (7), 678-687.
- Herlihy, L.E., Brooks, B. , Dumont-Mathieu, T., Barton, M.L., Fein, D., Chen, C.M., & Robins, D.L. (2014). Standardized screening facilitates timely diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in a diverse sample of low-risk toddlers. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 35 (2), 85-92.