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Edward S. Brodkin, M.D. & Ashley A. Pallathra, M.A.

Co-authors of "Missing Each Other"

Edward S. (“Ted”) Brodkin, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry with tenure at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Founder and Director of the Adult Autism Spectrum Program at Penn Medicine.

He has been honored by Philadelphia Magazine as a Top Doctor in the Philadelphia region for 15 years, and has been honored as one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical for the past 16 years.

He received his A.B. Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He did his residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in neuroscience research at the Yale University School of Medicine, as well as a fellowship in genetics research at Princeton University. His research lab and clinical program at the University of Pennsylvania focus on social neuroscience and the autism spectrum in adults.

He is the co-author of Missing Each Other: How to Cultivate Meaningful Connections alongside Ashley A. Pallathra, M.A.

Ashley A. Pallathra, M.A. is a clinical researcher and therapist. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree with Distinction in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania, she received a Master’s degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She is the author of numerous published research articles and a book chapter in the fields of autism research, social neuroscience, and social-emotional functioning in youth. Her current research and clinical work center around strengthening social competence and building resilience in families from diverse community settings.

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