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Wendy Stone, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, Professor of Psychology at the UW, and Director of the READi Lab at the UW. Dr. Stone’s primary clinical and research interests are in early identification and early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders. Her research focuses on identifying the early-emerging behavioral features of autism, with the goals of understanding the developmental processes that contribute to the tremendous variability in social, learning, and behavioral outcomes for these children, and implementing interventions to optimize their outcomes.

Principal Investigator

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Karla Uroza, BA, is a Research Study Assistant with the University of Washington READiLab. As the RISE Caregiver Liaison, she coordinates assessment visits and supports families at all stages of their RISE study participation. Her work as Registered Behavioral Technician providing ABA services, and childcare background motivated her to join the READi lab team.

Research Assistant

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Gina Damilano, MEd, BCBA, LBA, is a Research Study Assistant in the READi Lab.  As the Provider Liaison for the RISE study she supports providers at all stages of their RISE study participation. Prior to joining the lab, she worked with children with developmental disabilities (primarily ASD) in school, clinic, home, and community settings. Gina has a master’s degree in Special Education, with a focus on applied behavior analysis and autism spectrum disorder.

Research Assistant

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Taylor Kalmus, BS, is a Research Study Assistant with the University of Washington READiLab. As a graduate student and former Caregiver Liaison, she mentors and assists Karla with Caregiver Liaison tasks and provides data management support. Her budding interests in early identification and intervention for young children with or at risk for autism and other social communication delays motivated her to join the READi lab team. Previously, she coordinated the Iowan site of a nationwide study of autism genetics.

Research Assistant

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Carol Schubert, MPH, is a Research Coordinator with the University of Washington READiLab. Her role on the UW RISE team is to support all aspects of the study recruitment and implementation process. Carol joined the RISE research team on a part-time basis in 2020 after a long career as a Research Coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Research Coordinator

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Read more about the UW READi Lab here:

https://uwreadilab.com/