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.
Daina Tagavi, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow on the RISE study. She completed her bachelor's degree at Pepperdine University and her master's degree in Psychology at Boston University. Subsequently, she worked at the Center for Youth Mental Health at Harvard University on a project implementing modular treatment for youth internalizing and externalizing problems in community settings. Daina received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and completed her predoctoral internship at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital. Her research focuses on the development, adaptation, and implementation of assessments and interventions for individuals with ASD.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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.
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.
Carly Perryman, BA, is a Research Study Assistant with the University of Washington READiLab. Prior to joining the lab, Carly received her BA in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and worked as a Certified Behavior Technician providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services for children diagnosed with ASD. Carly is an assessor for the RISE study. Her work as a Registered Behavior Technician providing ABA services, and childcare background motivated her to join the READi lab team.
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.
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