Amy Swanson, M.A.
Senior Research Specialist; Manager, STAT Development and Training
Staff/Faculty - TRIAD
Overview of Interests
Amy Swanson, M.A., is a Senior Research Specialist at the Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. She has 15 years of experience in project management, predominately focusing on technology-based intervention and training mechanisms to serve both pediatric health care providers and families of young children with ASD. She is a certified trainer on the Screening Tool for Autism in Toddlers (STAT) and manages this training program along with coordinating training events on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Edition (ADOS-2). In her current role Amy is a lead coordinator for TRIAD and the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Laboratory (RASL), managing federally funded grants through the Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Mental Health which seek to investigate robot-assisted intervention and computer-based intelligent systems for toddlers, adolescents, and young adults with ASD, as well as clinical trials studying novel methods of behavioral intervention and screening. Amy received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Berea College and earned a master’s degree in Social Science from the University of Chicago