Attending Physician

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Dr. Williams is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Keck School of Medicine, Program Area Lead for the Early Childhood Mental Health Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles UCEDD (University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities), Autism Training Coordinator for the LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities), and Director for the Stein Tikun Olam Infant-Family Mental Health Program.

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association; American Psychological Society

Professional Awards

Dissertation Award, University of Southern California, 1990;Team Award, Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center, 2002

Clinical Interests

Infant-Family Mental Health; Autism Spectrum Disorders


Medical School: 

Williams College; University of Southern California, PhD


Hathaway Children's Services


University of California Los Angeles, Department of Pediatrics



ADOS and ADI-R Research Certification; licensed psychologist


Cermak, SA, Stein Duker, LI, Williams, ME, Dawson, M, Lane, C, & Polido, J. Sensory adapted dental environments to enhance oral care for children with autism spectrum disorders: A randomized controlled pilot study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, in press, 2015.

Williams ME, Fink C, Zamora I, & Borchert M. Autism assessment measures in children with optic nerve hypoplasia and other visual impairments. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 56, 66-72, 2014.

Williams, ME, Carson, MC, Zamora, I, Harley, EK, & Lakatos, PP. Child-Parent Psychotherapy in the context of the developmental disability and medical service systems. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 10, 212-226, 2014.

Williams ME, Sando L, & Soles T. Cognitive tests in early childhood: Psychometric and cultural considerations. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 32(5), 455 – 476, 2014.

Williams ME, Perrigo, J, Banda T, Matic T, & Goldfarb F. Barriers to accessing services for young children. Journal of Early Intervention, 35, 61-74, 2013.

Williams, ME, Rogers, KC, Carson, MC, Sherer, S, Hudson, B.O. Opportunities arising from transformation from treatment as usual to evidence-based practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 43(1), 9-16, 2012.

Williams ME, Park S, Anaya A, Perugini SM, Rao S, Neece C, Rafeedie J. Linking infants and toddlers in foster care with early childhood mental health services. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(4), 838-844, 2012.

Research Interests: 

Infant-family and early childhood mental health; modification of evidence-based practices for young children with developmental disabilities; developmental screening in young children in underserved communities; diagnosis and novel interventions for autism spectrum disorders; access to services for underserved populations; interdisciplinary training.

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