Meredith Brinster, PhD

Meredith Brinster serves as the pediatric developmental psychologist in the Dell Children’s Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Program, and as clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School. Dr. Brinster specializes in the evaluation of children and adolescents with developmental, behavioral, and academic concerns, including autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay, intellectual disability, anxiety, attention problems, learning disabilities. Dr. Brinster also has expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and behavioral parent training. Her current research is focusing on early biomarkers of autism spectrum disorder, as well as improving access to care.

Dr. Brinster received her B.A. in Psychological and Brain Sciences from Johns Hopkins University, and her doctorate in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her clinical internship in pediatric and child psychology at the University of Miami Medical School/Mailman Center for Child Development. She is a member of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) and the American Psychological Association (APA). Outside of work, Dr. Brinster enjoys traveling, cooking, running, yoga, and spending time with friends and family.