Rebecca C. Shaffer, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-9291



Autism spectrum disorders; fragile X; Angelman syndrome; parent training; social skills training; applied behavioral analysis


Eye tracking; autism spectrum disorders; fragile X; Angelman syndrome; parent training; social skills training; applied behavioral analysis.
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BS: Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN.

MA: Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA.

PsyD: Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA.

Internship: Youth Opportunity Center, Muncie, IN.

Fellowship: Indiana University School of Medicine, Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN.

Shaffer RC, Pedapati EV, Shic F, Gaietto K, Bowers K, Wink LK, Erickson CA. Diminished Gaze Preference for Dynamic Social Interaction Scenes in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Nov 23.

Erickson CA, Ray B, Wink LK, Bayon BL, Pedapati EV, Shaffer R, Schaefer TL, Lahiri DK. Initial analysis of peripheral lymphocytic extracellular signal related kinase activation in autism. Journal of Psychiatric Research. 2016;84:153-160.

Pedapati EV, Gilbert DL, Erickson CA, Horn PA, Shaffer RC, Wink LK, Laue CS, Wub SW. Abnormal Cortical Plasticity in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Case Control Pilot Study. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 2016;26(7):625-631.

Minshawi NF, Wink LK, Shaffer R, Plawecki MH, Posey DJ, Liu H, Hurwitz S, McDougle CJ, Swiezy NB, Erickson C. A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of d-cycloserine for the enhancement of social skills training in autism spectrum disorders. Molecular Autism. 2016;14(7).

Wink LK, Fitzpatrick S, Shaffer RC, Melnyk S, Begtrup AH, Fox E, Schaefer TL, Mathieu-Frasier L, Ray B, Lahiri D, Horn PA, Erickson CA. The neurobehavioral and molecular phenotype of Angelman Syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2015 Nov;167A(11):2623-8. 

Adler BA, Wink LK, Early MC, Shaffer R, Minshawi N, McDougle CJ, Erickson CA. Drug-Refractory aggression, self-injurious behavior, and severe tantrums in autism spectrum disorders: A Chart Review Study. Autism. 2015 Jan;19(1):102-6.

Erickson CA, Wink LK, Schaefer TL, Shaffer RC. Medication Management of Fragile X Syndrome. In V.P. Patel, V.R. Preedy, & C.R. Martin (Eds.). Comprehensive Guide to Autism. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Reference. 2014, pp 2273-2783.

Wink LK, O’Melia AM, Shaffer RC, Pedapati E, Friedmann K, Schaefer T, Erickson CA. Intranasal ketamine treatment in an adult with autism spectrum disorder. J Clin Psychiatr. 2014 Aug;75(8):835-6.

Shaffer RC, Minshawi NF. Training and Supporting Caregivers in Evidence-Based Practices. In P. Sturmey, J. Tarbox, D. Dixon, & J. L. Matson (Eds.). International Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. New York: Springer Publishing. 2014 Apr 5.

Boivin MJ, Bangirana P, Shaffer R. The relationship between visual-spatial and auditory-verbal working memory span in Senegalese and Ugandan children. PLoS ONE. 2010 Jan 27;5(1): e8914.