Kritika Nayar, MS
Professional Development Officer
Term: 2021 - 2023
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Kritika Nayar is a dual-degree Biostatistics Master’s student and Clinical Psychology Doctoral student at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, with training emphases in Neuropsychology and Child & Adolescent Psychology. Kritika completed her APA-accredited pediatric neuropsychology Internship at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine, and is aiming toward a career as a board-certified pediatric neuropsychologist. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Neural Science and Environmental Studies, with a minor in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Studies, at New York University. Clinically, Kritika is interested in working with medically and neurologically complex conditions across outpatient neurology and inpatient rehabilitation settings. She is especially interested in the intersection between these conditions and neurodevelopmental disorders (autism in particular). Kritika’s research takes a family-study, neurocognitive, multi-method approach to delineating the gene-brain-behavior relationships among individuals with autism spectrum disorder and the broad autism phenotype. Kritika is also investigating the efficacy of utilizing several performance validity tests (PVTs) among pediatric patients, with goals of furthering our practice to implement appropriate PVTs for pediatric patients across the spectrum of cognitive ability.
Fun Fact: Kritika was born in India and grew up in Hong Kong. She enjoys exploring the food scene wherever she goes, and dancing, practicing yoga, and meditating in her spare time.