Natalie Hong, B.S.

Natalie Hong, B.S.

Senior Associate

Professional Biography


Natalie Hong is a doctoral student in the Clinical Science Ph.D. program and a member of the Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) Lab at Florida International University. Natalie completed her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Applied Psychology at New York University. She interned with the Selective Mutism Program at the Child Mind Institute and subsequently worked as a project coordinator at Weill Cornell Medicine’s Center for Autism and the Developing Brain.

Natalie’s research interests focus on evidence-based interventions for children with anxiety and disruptive behavior problems. She is particularly interested in informed decision-making for children who exhibit slower or fewer improvements over the course of an intervention. Additionally, she is interested in examining effective methods for utilizing parents as the agents of change in their children’s treatment.



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Frost, K., Hong, N., & Lord, C. (in press). Correlates of adaptive functioning in minimally verbal children with autism spectrum disorder.
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disorders

Zike, I., Xu, T., Hong, N., & Veenstra-VanderWeele, J. (in press).
Rodent models of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: evaluating validity to interpret emerging neurobiology. Neuroscience.

Posters & Presentations

Hong, N., Frost, K., & Lord, C. (March 2014). Social adaptive functioning and autism symptoms in minimally verbal children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presentation at the 2015 Biennial Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Philadelphia, PA.

Grzadzinski, R., Dufek, S., Carberry, C., Hamo, A., Frost, K., Heyman, M.,
Dick, C., Manevich, S., Hong, N., Pickles, A., & Lord, C. (May 2016).Preliminary reliability and validity of the Brief Observation of Social Comunication Change (BOSCC). Presented at the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research, Baltimore, MD.

Grzadzinski, R., Dick, C., Hong, N., & Lord, C. Measuring the
generalization of skills in response to treatment in minimally verbal
children with ASD (A preliminary study). (May 2016). Poster presentation
at the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research, Baltimore, MD.