Associate Program Manager, Vanderbilt Consortium LEND
Overview of Interests
Nicole Bardett is the Associate Program Manager of the Vanderbilt Consortium Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program. LEND focuses on preparing health professionals to assume leadership roles and develop interprofessional team skills, advanced clinical skills, and research skills, in order to meet the complex needs of children with NDRD (neurodevelopmental disabilities and related disabilities). Nicole provides support to the advanced graduate student and post-graduate professional trainees accepted to the program largely by management and coordination of the core curriculum training series. Before assuming this role, she had 6 years of experience working in behavioral, mostly technology-based, research with children on the autism spectrum and their families, as well as coordinating training workshops on an autism diagnostic measure utilized by professionals who diagnose, screen, or work with individuals with ASD. Prior to this work, Nicole had experience working with children and teens in community-based respite and life skills training, many of whom were foster care children with NDRD. She received her bachelor’s degree in Family Studies and Human Development at The University of Arizona.