Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Benjamin Yerys, PhD

Benjamin Yerys CIRP
CIRP Associate Fellow

Benjamin Yerys, PhD is an Associate Fellow at the Center for Injury Resarch and Prevention (CIRP) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and a Child Psychologist and Faculty Researcher at the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at CHOP. Dr. Yerys leads CAR’s research on the brain basis and treatment of attention and executive function. He also conducts evaluations for children and adolescents suspected of an autism spectrum disorder at CHOP's Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Outpatient Clinic.

Currently, Dr. Yerys is collaborating with CHOP Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Allison E. Curry, PhD on several research projects about developmental disabilities and driving, including ADHD and autism. 

Dr. Yerys received his BA in Psychology from Washington University and completed his MA and PhD in Clinical Child Psychology at the University of Denver. He can be contacted at

Research Interests

developmental disabilities and driving


Autism ETA, ADHD and Driving Outcomes