Beth A. Jerskey, Ph.D., is May Institute’s Vice President of Professional Training and Research and Director of Clinical Training for its APA-accredited doctoral internship program in Clinical Psychology. At the May her responsibilities include overseeing clinical training, professional education programming, and organization-wide research efforts. Previous to this position, Beth was the coordinator for the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART).
Trained as a neuropsychologist, Beth graduated from Boston University with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She completed her clinical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a postdoctoral fellowship through the Alpert Medical School of Brown University’s Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Clinical Psychology Training Consortium; she continues to maintain a faculty position in research within the medical school. For the last decade, Beth has been exploring subtle neuronal and genetic differences as possible biomarkers in the etiology of a variety of disorders, including autism. Her professional interests also include policy and ethical considerations pertaining to the inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities in clinical research.
Beth is a licensed psychologist in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She sits on several ethics committees and is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association Division 40 (Neuropsychology), The International Neuropsychological Society, and Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research.
She lives in Westwood, Massachusetts with her husband, Eric and their two sons and she loves cooking and spending time with friends and family.