Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D.

(615) 343-5659

407C VKC/One Magnolia Circle Bldg.

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Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Associate Director, IDDRC Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core E

VKC Member

Overview of Interests

The goal of Dr. Taylor’s research program is to understand how to promote positive outcomes in adulthood for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families. Much of her current work focuses on the transition to adulthood for youth on the autism spectrum. Current projects include: (a) developing and testing a parent advocacy training to improve service access and post-school outcomes as youth on the autism spectrum transition from school-based to adult services: (b) understanding the implications of employment and other day-to-day experiences for mental health and quality of life; (c) examining unique vulnerabilities of women on the autism spectrum, as well as vulnerabilities common across sex/gender; and (d) investigating the role of language development during the transition to adulthood for youth with fragile X syndrome.

VKC Research Briefs Video: "A Longitudinal Study of Employment and Educational Instability for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder"

The Promise of Discovery Podcast: "Educating Parents of Young Adults with Autism on the Transition to Adult Services"