Sylvie Goldman, PhD is a clinician and researcher in the division of Child Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Dr. Goldman is a developmental psychologist who studies young children with communication and neurodevelopmental disorders. She has a training in child psychodynamic psychotherapy and developmental neuropsychology with a focus on brain development and early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She is interested in sex/gender factors that affect children’s behaviors as well as clinician’s diagnostic approach. More specifically she studies how early gendered parenting practices may delay the diagnosis of young girls with ASD. Dr. Goldman's research also focuses on motor phenotypes and repetitive behaviors in ASD. She is a former awardee of the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience and the Center for Science and Society. She teaches autism diagnosis and early language development in the Columbia Parent-Infant Psychotherapy Program.