Dr. Carly McMorris has a PhD in Clinical-Developmental Psychology from York University (Toronto, Ontario). She completed her clinical internship at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids; Toronto, Ontario), and is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta (#4997). In the fall of 2015, she moved to Calgary and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Paediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary and the Owerko Centre at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Dr. McMorris joined the Werklund School of Education in 2016 as an Assistant Professor in the School and Applied Child Psychology program.My research focuses on improving the health and well-being of children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD), such as autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, and cerebral palsy.Using a variety of research methods, techniques, and designs, my research aims to identify early determinants of NDDs, specifically prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal environmental and family risk factors. I also study the prevalence of co-occurring mental and physical health issues in NDDs, how these issues may lead to crisis and/or emergency room visits, and ultimately how they impact the lives of children and families. I also examine the service utilization patterns of children and adolescents with NDDs, as well as identify their needs, and barriers/facilitators to accessing services. Lastly, the overarching goal of my research is to facilitate healthy outcomes of children with NDDs. I am interested in understanding the developmental trajectories of this population, and what child, family, and community factors predict such outcomes.