Ligia Antezana

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Doctoral Candidate, Clinical Science Area
Short Bio
I am currently completing my predoctoral clinical internship (2021-2022) at University of Pittsburgh/UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital.
  • Vulnerable pathways for co-occurring disorders in autism spectrum disorder
  • Restricted and repetitive behaviors and interests
  • Cognitive flexibility
  • Emotion regulation
Recent Courses Taught
  • PSYC 3014: Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 4214: Cognitive Psychology Lab
Select Publications
  • Antezana, L., Factor, R. S., Condy, E. E., Strege, M. V., Scarpa, A., & Richey, J. A. (2019). Gender differences in restricted and repetitive behaviors and interests in youth with autism. Autism Research, 12(2), 274–283.
  • Kohls, G., Antezana, L., Mosner, M. G., Schultz, R. T., & Yerys, B. E. (2018). Altered reward system reactivity for personalized circumscribed interests in autism. Molecular Autism, 9, 9.
  • Antezana, L., Scarpa, A., Valdespino, A., Albright, J., & Richey, J. A. (2017). Rural Trends in Diagnosis and Services for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:590.
  • Antezana, L., Mosner, M. G., Troiani, V., & Yerys, B. E. (2016). Social-Emotional Inhibition of Return in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Versus Typical Development. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(4), 1236–1246.
  • Yerys, B.E., Antezana, L., Weinblatt, R., Jankowski, K.F., Strang, J., Vaidya, C.J., Schultz, R.T., Gaillard, W.D., & Kenworthy, L. (2015). Neural correlates of set-shifting in children with autism. Autism Research, 8(4):386-397.
  • B.A. - Psychology; Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • M.S. - Psychology (Clinical Science); Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA