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.
Emily Britsch, PhD, iis a postdoctoral fellow in the READi Lab. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Rochester, where she worked in research labs studying autism and language development. Emily received her PhD in Clinical & Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, and she completed her predoctoral internship at HealthPoint, a community health center in Auburn, WA. Emily’s research interests include communicative development, the effects of parent-mediated interventions on children’s social communication, and implementation of early autism assessment and intervention with community providers to increase access to services for children with autism and their families.
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.
Clara Herrera, BA, is a Research Assistant with the University of Washington READi Lab. Clara earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Washington and, prior to joining the RISE study, worked as a Certified Behavior Technician providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services for children diagnosed with ASD. Clara is an assessor on the RISE study with a special focus on Spanish-speaking families.
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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