Yael Dai

Program: Clinical Psychology
Advisor: Deborah Fein
Education: B.A., Psychology, Brandeis University, 2013
Research Interests: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Comorbidity between ASD and Anxiety Disorders, Parent Training
Representative Publications:
  • McGrath, L.M., Oates, J.M., Dai, Y.G., Dodd, H.F., Waxler, J., Clements, C.C., Weill, S., Hoffnagle, A., Anderson, E., MacRae, R., Mullet, J., McDougle, C.J., Pober, B.R., & Smoller, J.W. (2016) Attention Bias to Emotional Faces Varies by IQ and Anxiety in Williams Syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. On-line first. Feb 17, 2016


  • Dunn, E.C., Brown, R.C., Dai, Y.G., Rosand, J., Nugent, N.R., Amstadter, A.B., & Smoller, J.W. (2014) Genetic determinants of depression: Recent findings and future directions. Harvard Review of Psychiatry 23: 1-18.


  • Castro, V. M., Minnier, J., Murphy, S. N., Kohane, I., Churchill, S. E., Gainer, V., Cai, T., Hoffnagle, A., Dai, Y.G., Block, S., Weill, S. R., Nadal-Vicens, M., Pollastri, A. R., Rosenquist, J. N., Goryachev, S., Ongur, D., Sklar, P., Perlis, R. H., & Smoller, J. W. (2014) Validation of electronic health record phenotyping of Bipolar Disorder and controls. American Journal of Psychiatry, 172: 363-372.


  • Dai, Y. G. & Wright, E. J.  Using fantasy as emotion regulation: A randomized trial.  Paper presented at the Fifteenth Biennial Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, March, 2014.


  • Dai, Y.G., McGrath, L.M., Waxler, J., Oates, J., Clements, C., Weill, S., Hoffnagle, A., Anderson, E., MacRae, R., Mullett, J., Dodd, H., McDougle, C., Pober, B. R., & Smoller, J.W.  Cognitive contributions to anxiety in Williams syndrome.  Poster presented at the Society of Biological Psychiatry Sixty-Ninth Annual Scientific Convention, New York, May, 2014.