Nicole Hendrix, PhD, BCBA

Nicole Hendrix


Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Nicole Hendrix, PhD, BCBA, joined Marcus Autism Center in 2019. Dr. Hendrix conducts diagnostic evaluations with children and adolescents referred with signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and provides caregiver-mediated intervention to promote social communication in young children with ASD. Her clinical and research interests include increasing accessibility of effective early intervention and examining mechanisms by which to facilitate early identification of neurodevelopmental disabilities. Dr. Hendrix completed her bachelor’s degree at Northwestern University and her doctorate in school psychology at the University of Iowa. Her clinical training included diagnostic evaluations across the lifespan, treatment of problem behavior and early social communicative interventions. She also completed a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellowship as a graduate trainee. Following her graduate work, Dr. Hendrix completed a doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Marcus Autism Center and Emory University School of Medicine.


Hendrix, N., Hojnoski, R., & Missall, K. (2020). Promoting numeracy skills through board game play. Young Exceptional Children, 23(2), 100-111.

Bruhn, A., Rila, A., Mahatmya, D., Estrapala, S., & Hendrix, N. (2020). The effects of data-based, individualized interventions for behavior. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 28(1), 3-16.

Hendrix, N., Hojnoski, R., & Missall, K. (2019). Shared book reading to promote math talk in parent-child dyads of low-income families. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 39(1), 45-55.

Hendrix, N., Vancel, S., Bruhn, A., Wise, S., & Kang, S. (2018). Paraprofessional support and perceptions of a function-based classroom intervention. Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth, 62(3), 214–228.

Speaking engagements

Hendrix, N. (2020, July). Developing early intervention programming through parent coaching. Presentation at Marcus Autism Center Summer Symposium, Atlanta, GA (provided via live webinar).

White, S., Hendrix, N., & Klaiman, C. (2020, June). Autism spectrum disorder: Conceptualization and diagnosis. Presentations at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Atlanta, GA (provided via live webinar).

Hendrix, N. (2019, December). Social skills across the lifespan. Workshop at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities Learning Collaborative, Savannah, GA.

Schieltz, K., O’Brien, M. J., Berg, W., Hendrix, N., Lerman, D., Call, N., Tsami, L., & Wacker, D. P. (2020, May). Further evaluation of telehealth services: Parent-implemented functional analyses and functional communication training. Symposium at Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Convention, Washington, D.C. (provided via live webinar).

Bishop, C., Hardy, J., Hendrix, N., & Hojnoski, R. (2020, February). Increasing engagement and inclusivity in early mathematics research. Symposium at Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention (CRIEI) Biennial Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Dilly, L., Hendrix, N., & McCracken, C. (2019, May). Changes in U.S. autism special education eligibility rates from 2010 to 2016. Symposium at International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Hendrix, N. (2019, March). Early assessment of autism spectrum disorder. Presentation at Emory University Allied Health Professionals Education Day, Atlanta, GA.

Hendrix, N., Fraser, M., & Dilly, L. (2019, February). Designing early childhood autism assessments and social communication interventions. Presentation at National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Fenn, K., Cook, S. W., & Hendrix, N. (2018, July). How does gesture influence eye movements reflecting attention and engagement during mathematical learning? Symposium at International Society of Gesture Studies (ISGS) Conference, Capetown, South Africa.

Hendrix, N., Missall, K., & Cook, S. (2018, February). Give early math a hand with research-based strategies. Presentation at NASP Convention, Chicago, IL.