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Shuqi Yu

Shuqi Yu, M.S. to Ph.D. Student in Child & Adolescent Development

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Shuqi Yu, M.S. to Ph.D. Student in Child & Adolescent Development

Department of Human Development and Family Science

Shuqi Yu is a M.S.-Ph.D. student in Human Development at Virginia Tech. Her research focuses on families of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Based on family systems theory and life course perspective, her research aims to reveal how sibling relationships affect ASD-Sibs’ life quality and well-being across life span, and how interventions can be improved to serve ASD-Sibs.

Shuqi received her M.S. in Human Development from Virginia Tech in 2021. The title of her thesis was: “Sibling Warmth, Coping, and Distress among Emerging-Adult Siblings of Individuals with and without Autism”. Shuqi received her B.S. in Psychology from Beijing Normal University in 2019. Her undergraduate thesis focused on how parents’ physiological regulation affected the association between parenting stress and their autistic children’s autism-related symptoms.

  • Siblings of Individuals with ASD
  • Sibling Relationship, Coping Patterns, and Well-being
  • Emerging Adulthood
  • Biological Measurements (ECG, HR, Skin Conductance, Cortisol, etc.)
  • Mutually Beneficial Interventions
  • M.S. in Human Development, Virginia Tech, 2021
  • B.S. in Psychology, Beijing Normal University, 2019
  • Serving Spirit Graduate Fellowship, Virginia Tech, 2020
  • Shivers, C. M., Yu, S. (in progress). Behavioral outcomes of siblings of individuals with autism: A replicated study using Simon Simplex Collection (SSC) dataset.
  • Chen, T., Becker, B., Camilleri, J., Wang, L., Yu, S., Eickhoff, S. B., & Feng, C. (2018). A domain-general brain network underlying emotional and cognitive interference processing: evidence from coordinate-based and functional connectivity meta-analyses. Brain Structure and Function223(8), 3813-3840.

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