Autism-Open Access

Autism-Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-7890


Elysa Jill Marco

Elysa Jill Marco

Elysa Jill Marco
Assistsnt Professor, Department of Psychology
University of California, USA


Elysa Marco is a clinical and research neurologist who specializes in cognitive and behavioral child neurology. She cares for children with types of neurologic concerns, however, she specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders. Her research centers on a thorough phenotypic evaluation combined with innovative functional imaging to better understand sensory and cognition. Her current research involves individuals with autism, sensory processing disorders, and agenesis of the corpus callosum.  The over arching goal of Dr. Marco’s research is to use basic science findings to create beneficial treatments for children.
Dr. Marco received her BA in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and then obtained her MD at the University of California, San Francisco.  She continued her residency training at UCSF in pediatrics, neurology, and child neurology.  In addition, she completed a cognitive and behavioral fellowship with an emphasis on the genetics of cognitive impairment. She joined the faculty of UCSF in 2005 and is an active clinician, researcher, and educator.

Research Interest

Functional Imaging and Autism
Neural Connectivity
Cognitive Patterns in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Sensory Processing