Nicole Hendrix, PhD, BCBA

Nicole Hendrix


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

Nicole Hendrix, PhD, BCBA, joined the Marcus Autism Center in 2019. Within her clinical role, she conducts neurodevelopmental evaluations with children and adolescents referred with features of autism spectrum disorder. She also provides parent-mediated intervention to promote social communication in young autistic children and those with other social communication delays while overseeing an outpatient clinic centered on use of the evidence-based intervention Project ImPACT. Her research interests include increasing accessibility of evidence-based early intervention for traditionally marginalized families 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, which included a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellowship. Following her graduate work, Dr. Hendrix completed doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship training at the Marcus Autism Center and Emory University School of Medicine.

Recent Publications

  • Pickard, K., Hendrix, N., Greenfield, E., & Yohannes, M. (in press). Using causative methods to determine outer context factors driving the uptake and use of evidence-based practices in a public Early Intervention system. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.
  • Rudrabhatla, A., Hendrix, N., Gillespie, S., Ulven Hopkins, K., Jergel, A., Greenfield, E., Guerra, K., & Pickard, K. (2024). A mixed-methods examination of culturally responsive adaptation to an evidence-based, parent-mediated intervention for autistic children. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, doi: 10.1007/s10488-024-01343-9
  • Pickard, K., Guerra, K., Hendrix, N., Nicholson, C., & Khowaja, M. (2023). Preliminary NDBI outcomes and adaptation for Spanish-speaking families. Journal of Early Intervention. doi: 10.1177/10538151231217475
  • Hendrix, N., Chatson, E., Davies, H., Demetri, B., Xiang, Y., Yohannes, M., Buck, A., Harper, S., Stapel-Wax, J., & Pickard, K. (2023). Early Intervention provider-reported NDBI use and relationships with provider- to system-level implementation determinants. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10803-023-06203-3
  • Kushner, E., Hendrix, N., Islam, N., & Pickard, K. (2023). Addressing disruptive behaviors within NDBIs: Clinical decision making, intervention outcomes, and implications for practice. Autism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/13623613231203308
  • Pickard, K., Hendrix, N., Guerra, K., Brane, N., & Islam, N. (2023). Examining provider decisions around the delivery and adaptation of a parent-mediated intervention within an Early Intervention system. Autism, 27(8), 2384-2396.
  • Weischelbaum, C.*, Hendrix, N.*, Albright, J., Dougherty, J. D., Botteron, K. N., Constantino, J., & Marrus, N. (2022). Social orienting during object engagement: Toward a cross-species measure of preferential social orienting. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 14(1), 1-13. *co-first authors
  • Hendrix, N., Pickard, K., Binion, G., & Kushner, E. (2022). A systematic review of emotion regulation in parent-mediated interventions in autism spectrum disorder. Frontiers in Psychiatry: Autism, 13.