Caitlin M. Hudac

Assistant Professor


  • PhD, Developmental Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • BA, Human Development, University of Chicago

Research Areas

  • Brain development across the lifespan
  • Infant, child, and adolescent cognition and socio-emotional development
  • Social motivation and affective responses to ostracism
  • Genetic factors of neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability)


Dr. Caitlin Hudac is joining UA as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology in fall 2019. She holds a PhD in developmental psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a BA in human development from the University of Chicago.

The goal of Dr. Hudac’s research program is to understand interactions across multiple levels (neural, biological, genetic, social, psychosocial) in order to understand their impact on social and behavioral outcomes. Her work utilizes multiple cognitive neuroscience techniques (EEG/ERP, fMRI, eye tracking) to pinpoint areas of divergence associated with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Hudac is interested in these processes across the lifespan, including newborns, infants, children, and adults.

Dr. Hudac is a core faculty member for the Center for Youth Development and Intervention.

Lab Website: Brain Research Across Development Laboratory (B-RAD)