Christine Moody, Ph.D.

Christine Moody, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral fellow

Christine Moody, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Dr. Moody has a split appointment at the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) Clinic and UCLA TIES for Families, which serves youth in foster care or who have been adopted from foster care. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at St. John's Child and Family Development Center. Dr. Moody has been working with youth and young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders for over ten years, receiving specialized training prior to graduate school from Dr. Ann Kaiser at Vanderbilt University and Dr. Catherine Lord at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain at Weill Cornell Medical College. She then completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at UCLA, under the mentorship of Drs. Bruce Baker and Jan Blacher. Her research interests have focused on identifying factors that promote positive outcomes for young people with neurodevelopmental disorders. She is especially passionate about the importance of mental health, positive relationships, and parenting for youth. Dr. Moody first joined the UCLA PEERS® team in 2018, gaining experience with leading and co-facilitating our PEERS® for Preschoolers and PEERS®Young Adults programs. Currently, Dr. Moody is involved in the PEERS® for Careers and PEERS® for Dating groups, and plays a significant role in our research efforts.