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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Costanza Colombi, Ph.D.

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Primary Programs/Services:
Child and Adolescent


  • University of Michigan, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • University of California, Davis, PhD
  • University of Parma, Italy, MS

Clinical Interest:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Disorders

Research Interest:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Early Diagnosis
  • Early Intervention

Academic Appointment:

  • Research Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Colombi, C., Kim, S., Schreier, A., & Lord, C. (2012). Identification and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. Invited submission to D. Zager, M. Wehmeyer, & R. Simpson (Eds.). Educating students with Autism. New York. NY: Routledge
  • Colombi C., Vivanti G., & Rogers S.J. (2011). Current research in the neuropsychology of imitation in autism. Invited submission to D. Fein (Ed.). The Neuropsychology of Autism. Oxford University Press.
  • Vismara, L.A., Colombi, C., & Rogers, S.J. (2009). Can 1 hour per week of therapy lead to lasting changes in young children with autism? Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice, pp. 93-115.
  • Colombi, C., Liebal, K., Tomasello, M., Young G., Warneken, F., & Rogers, S. (2009). Examining correlates of cooperation in autism: imitation, joint attention, and understanding intentions. Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice, Vol 13(2), pp. 143-163.