Leadership Bios

Heather Hazlett

Heather Hazlett, PhD

BGR Team Lead, Phenotyping

Assistant Professor, Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Dr. Hazlett is a licensed psychologist with a background in child neuropsychology and research interests in neurodevelopmental disorders. During the last ten years, Dr. Hazlett’s primary research interests have focused on brain development in autism and fragile X syndrome, using brain MRI scans to conduct studies of brain structure and maturation. Her work involves the use of specialized image analysis tools to examine how brain development in children with autism and related disorders compares to typical brain development. In combination with the brain MRI data, Dr. Hazlett’s work involves developmental and psychological assessments to test relationships between brain and cognition. In addition to her research activities, Dr. Hazlett participates in a multi-disciplinary clinic conducting evaluations for autism spectrum disorders and co-supervises a pediatric neuropsychology clinic.