Elizabeth McMahon Griffith, Ph.D.

Elizabeth McMahon Griffith has worked clinically and conducted research with individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families for almost 20 years. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Denver, where she specialized in neurodevelopmental disorders including autism through training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She currently is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and a psychologist at Civitan-Sparks Clinics. Griffith provides diagnostic and intervention services to children with ASD and their families. She runs an active research lab with ongoing projects in syndrome elaboration, the neurocognitive underpinnings of the symptoms of ASD, identification of the active ingredients in treatment, and the effective dissemination of a variety of evidence-based treatments. She has received research funding from both local and national sources, and frequently collaborates with researchers and providers in a variety of community based sites. She teaches at the graduate level and supervises trainees at all levels of experience both clinically and in research.