Autism spectrum disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex, brain-based disorder that is characterized by (1) impairments in reciprocal social communication and social interaction and (2) by restricted or unusual patterns of activities or interests. Symptoms of ASD appear early in life but the specific pattern of behaviors and the severity of the effect on daily life differs from person to person. There is also great variation in cognitive skills, with some individuals with ASD having an intellectual disability and others having very advanced cognitive skills. Individualized interventions are important to promote optimal social interaction, communication, learning, and functioning in the family and community.

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Emelyne Bingham
Senior Lecturer in the Teaching of Music

Jim Bodfish, Ph.D.
Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Stephen M. Camarata, Ph.D.
Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Erik Carter, Ph.D.
Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and Professor of Special Education; Co-Director, VKC University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VKC UCEDD)

Carissa Cascio, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Blythe A. Corbett, Ph.D.
James G. Blakemore Chair and Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Professor of Psychology; Associate Director, Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Kevin Ess, M.D., Ph.D.
Gerald M. Fenichel Chair in Neurology; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Cell & Developmental Biology, and Neurology; Director, Division of Pediatric Neurology

Isabel Gauthier, Ph.D.
David K. Wilson Chair and Professor of Psychology; Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences

Rachel Hundley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Medicine, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Learning Assessment Clinic

A. Pablo Juárez, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Co-Director, Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD); Director of Behavioral Analysis, Division of Developmental Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Senior Associate in Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, & Special Education

Ann P. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Susan Gray Chair in Education and Human Development; Professor of Special Education and Psychology

Maithilee Kunda Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering; Deputy Director of Psychometrics, Frist Center for Autism & Innovation

Jennifer Ledford, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Special Education

Miriam Lense, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Otolaryngology

Alan S. Lewis, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Neurology

Whitney Loring, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist; TRIAD Families First Coordinator; Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; TRIAD Director of Training

Beth Malow, M.D., M.S.
Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development; Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics; Director, Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Division; Director, VKC IDDRC Clinical Translational Core

Jena McDaniel
Assistant Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences

Julia Noland, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development

Ned A. Porter, Ph.D.
Stevenson Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Biochemistry

Nilanjan Sarkar, Ph.D.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Professor of Computer Engineering; Deputy Director of Assistive Technologies, Frist Center for Autism & Innovation

James Sutcliffe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Associate Director, IDDRC Data Sciences Core (Core E)

Anne Marie Tharpe, Ph.D.
Professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences and Chair of the Department; Professor of Otolaryngology; Associate Director, Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center

Frank Tong, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology; Deputy Director of Psychometrics, Frist Center for Autism & Innovation

Timothy Vogus, Ph.D.
Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management; Deputy Director, Organizational Research and Interventions, Frist Center for Autism & Innovation

Mark Wallace, Ph.D.
Louise B. McGavock Endowed Chair; Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Psychology; Director, IDDRC Behavioral Phenotyping Core (Core D)

Zachary E. Warren, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Developmental Medicine, Vanderbilt Department of Pediatrics; Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Special Education; Executive Director, VKC TRIAD; Director, Autism Research, Department of Pediatrics and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center; Autism Research Registry Faculty Director; Deputy Director of Community Engagement, Frist Center for Autism & Innovation

Amy Weitlauf, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics; TRIAD Associate Director of Research

Tiffany Woynaroski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences

Paul J. Yoder, Ph.D.
Professor of Special Education, Emeritus

Qi Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

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