University of Wisconsin–Madison

Emily Hilton

Graduate Student

I am a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at UW-Madison. I graduated from Grinnell College in 2015 with a B.A. in Psychology and a concentration in Neuroscience. While at Grinnell, I worked both as a research assistant in the Cognitive Development Laboratory, conducting eye-tracking research with preschool-aged children, and as an assistant teacher at the college preschool. After graduating, I completed a fellowship in Developmental and Computational Social Neuroscience at the Yale Early Social Cognition Laboratory, where I worked with infants at risk for developing autism and toddlers affected by developmental disabilities. I am currently interested in incorporating genetics into my research to better understand the underlying mechanisms of externalizing disorders in young children. I enjoy hiking, going to concerts, and eating the amazing cheese Madison has to offer.