Our Team

Director

I am currently Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and director of the Texas Children's Hospital Autism Center and the Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics. I have been actively involved in clinical practice, education, and research in the field of developmental pediatrics... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Suite 1530 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3400

Associate Director for Clinical Services

Dr. Berry is currently an Assistant Professor in the Section of Psychology within the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). She is also a licensed psychologist and the Associate Director of Clinical Services for the Autism Center at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH). Dr.... Read more


Phone: 832-822-3704

Associate Director for Research

I received master’s degrees in Child and Family Studies (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) and Clinical Investigation (Baylor College of Medicine), as well as a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Following graduation, I continued my training at the Virginia... Read more

Address: 8080 N. Stadium Drive, Suite 180 Texas Children's Hospital Autism Center Houston, TX 77054 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-3390

Providers

Dr. Carson is currently an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Section within the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). She is also a pediatric neuropsychologist providing clinical assessments for patients in the Autism Center and the Psychology Service at Texas Children'... Read more

Address: 8080 N. Stadium Drive Suite 180 Houston, TX 77054 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3704
Dr. Castillo graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently completed a pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. From 2005 to 2008, he completed a National Research Service Award Fellowship in General Pediatric Research, also at Cincinnati... Read more

Address: 8080 N. Stadium Drive Suite 180 Houston, TX 77054 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3400
Dr. Dempsey's clinical interests center on the provision of interdisciplinary care for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. His past involvement and training in the Autism Leadership Academy (ALA) and the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) have helped him develop... Read more


Phone: 832-822-3704
Dr. Spinks-Franklin's research interests are in the areas of the cultural aspect of child development. Her previous research experience included studying the development of children in Senegal, West Africa, and studying the mental health impact of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on school-aged... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Suite 1530 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3400
Dr. Kathryn Ostermaier graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University in 1992 with a B.S. degree in Genetics. She completed medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in 1996 and did her Pediatric Residency at Baylor College of Medicine from 1996 - 1999. After completing her training,... Read more

Address: 8080 North Stadium Drive, Suite 180 The Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics Houston, TX 77054 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3400
Dr. Proud seeks to provide excellent pediatric neurologic care and quality in a patient's experience. She strives to use medical knowledge and experience to achieve the best care possible. She values the doctor-patient relationship and respects each patient and family member. Communication is... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750
I am interested in a variety of developmental and behavioral conditions across age groups. I believe that establishing a partnership with patients and families is essential for quality care. Helping parents advocate for their child's needs is a rewarding part of my job.


Phone: 832-822-3400
Dr. Vinson's clinical research focuses on learning and behavior problems seen in children with symptomatic and asymptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus infection, fragile X full mutations/pre-mutations/gray zone abnormalities, partial chromosome deletions/duplications, mosaic genetic syndromes,... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin MC CC 1530.00 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3400

Social Worker



Address: 8080 North Stadium Drive Suite 180 Houston, TX 77054 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3704

Practice Manager

Jennifer Evans