Elizabeth Redcay received her Ph.D. in Psychology and Cognitive Science from the University of California San Diego in 2008 and completed her postdoctoral work in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2011 she joined the faculty at UMD as an Assistant Professor in Psychology and member of the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) program. Her research examines the development and neural correlates of social interaction and social cognition in both typical and atypical development, specifically individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Redcay's research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Department of Defense, the Autism Science Foundation, and the NSF ADVANCE program.


  • PhD
    Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of California San Diego
  • BS
    Psychology with neuroscience concentration, Duke University
Research Methods
Research Interests
Social Cognition

Current Students

Former Students

  • Student Name
    Kate Rice Warnell
    Current Position
    Assistant Professor at Texas State University
Dr. Elizabeth Redcay
2147D Biology-Psychology Building
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
redcay [at] umd.edu