Mallory Folsom

Research Assistant


Mallory Folsom is a senior at the University of Kansas majoring in Behavioral Neuroscience, minoring in business, obtaining a service learning certificate and in the university honors program. Upon graduating in May of 2023, Mallory will take a gap year and complete a graduate certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders while continuing to work as a Registered Behavior Technician. Following this, Mallory will attend medical school and endeavors to become a pediatric psychiatrist.

Mallory’s research interests span all realms of mental health. She is especially interested in the genetic inheritance patterns of developmental disorders like Autism and ADHD. Additionally, Mallory is interested in understanding and cultivating more precise and less invasive pharmacological approaches to improve treatment for pediatric psychiatric patients.


  • Fall 2020, Research Assistant
  • Spring 2021, Research Assistant
  • Fall 2021, Research Assistant
  • Spring 2022, Research Assistant
  • Fall 2022, Research Assistant
  • Spring 2023, Research Assistant


University of Kansas | Lawrence, KS, USA
Behavioral Neuroscience Major