Dr.Pamela Ventola, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Yale University School of Medicine, Child Study Center. She also holds the position of Senior Science Director, Rare Disease and Pediatric Center of Excellence at Cogstate, where she provides pharmaceutical sponsors with strategic oversight and expert guidance throughout all stages of their study planning and execution - from endpoint selection, rater training and strategic monitoring to final statistical analysis. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Ventola is an expert in pediatric neuropsychology and specifically developmental disabilities. Her research interests specifically involve individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and among her recent research is a study on brain-based mechanisms of treatment response ASD. She is also utilizing eye-tracking paradigms as a novel outcome of clinical trials in ASD and is involved in studies on novel pharmacological therapeutics in individuals with ASD.