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Study of Autism and Self Regulation (STAR) research team

Current Research Vertical Team (RVT) members

Aubrey Lee

Audrey Lee, MS

Email: eea24@spu.edu

Expected completion year: 2020 

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada 

Previous education: MS, Seattle Pacific University; BA, St. Mary’s University College 

Practica: Seattle Children’s Autism Center Research Units in Behavioral Intervention; Seattle Children’s Autism Center Specialized Neurodevelopmental and Assessment Consultation Service; University of Washington Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic and Prevention Network Clinic 

Research interests/dissertation topic: neurodevelopmental disabilities, emotion recognition and parenting children with ASD

     
Rebecca Kramer, M.S.

Rebecca Kramer, MS

Email: kramerr@spu.edu

Expected completion year: 2020 

Hometown: St. Cloud, Minnesota 

Previous education: MS, Seattle Pacific University; BA, University of St. Thomas 

Practica: Seattle Children’s at Overlake; Seattle Children’s Selective Mutism Clinic; UW FASD Clinic 

Research interests/dissertation topic: Evidence-based treatments for children, exposure to domestic abuse, emotion coaching, externalizing behaviors in children and adolescents with ASD

     
Elizabeth Bisi, M.S.

Elizabeth (Liz) Bisi, MS

Email: eabisi@spu.edu

Expected completion year: 2021 Hometown: Sacramento, California 

Previous education: MS, Seattle Pacific University; BA, Scripps College 

Practica: International Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment; Seattle Children’s Autism Center. 

Research interests/dissertation topic: neurodevelopmental disabilities, motor and language development in children with ASD, sensory processing and integration, adaptive functioning, and social skill deficits

     
Rachael Bowler, M.S.

Rachael Bowler, MS

Email: bowlerr@spu.edu

Expected completion year: 2020 

Hometown: Buffalo, New York 

Previous education: MS, Seattle Pacific University; BA, Daemen College

Practica: International Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment; Seattle Children’s Autism Center – Mood Clinic; Swedish Primary Care Integration; UW LEND Program Trainee 

     
Tara Rutter

Tara Rutter, MS 

Email: ruttert@spu.edu

Expected completion year: 2022 

Hometown: San Francisco, California 

Previous education: MS, Seattle Pacific University; BA, University of California, San Diego 

Practica: University of Washington Autism Center Research Track; Seattle Children’s Autism Center 

Research interests/dissertation topic: emotion recognition across modalities in young children with ASD, genetic correlates of stress in neurodiverse children and adolescents, emotion contagion, affective prosody comprehension in children with neurodevelopmental disorders

     
Julianne Myers

Julianne Myers, BA

Email: jmyers@spu.edu

Expected completion year: 2023 

Hometown: Mission Viejo, California 

Previous education: BA, Reed College 

Research interests/dissertation topic: ASD, social attention, assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders, language and motor development, early identification

     
Vanessa Zhou

Vanessa Zhou, BA

Email: zhouv@spu.edu

Expected completion year: 2023 

Hometown: Issaquah, Washington 

Previous education: BA, University of Washington 

Research interests: bilingualism and ASD, executive functioning, neuropsychological evaluations, cross-cultural psychology

     
Chloe Quinnett

Chloe Quinnett, BA 

Email: quinnettc@spu.edu

Expected Completion Year: 2023 

Hometown: Moscow, Idaho 

Previous Education: BA, Whitworth University 

Research Interests: Parent-child interaction, self-regulations, child pathology, effects of trauma in children

     
Miles Feller

Miles Feller, BA

Email: fellerm@spu.edu

Expected completion year: 2023 

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah 

Previous education: BA, University of Washington 

Research interests/dissertation topic: Attention, trauma, self-regulation, cultural identity and evidenced-based interventions for at-risk and aggressive youth

     

Research Vertical Team (RVT) Members at Internship

Taja Estrada

Taja Estrada, MS

Email: taja@spu.edu

Expected completion year: 2019 

Hometown: Wayne, New Jersey 

Previous education: MS, Seattle Pacific University; BA, Ramapo College of New Jersey 

Research interests/dissertation topic: child and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders, specifically ASD and FASD; comorbid externalizing disorders; language and theory of mind abilities in these populations. Internship Match: University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Neurodevelopmental Disorders track

     
Tracey Ward

Tracey Ward, MS

Email: tracward@spu.edu

Expected completion year: 2019 

Hometown: Aberdeen, Washington 

Previous education: MS, Seattle Pacific University; BA, University of Washington 

Research interests/dissertation topic: maternal stress as it relates to having a child with ASD. Internship Match: Seattle Children’s Hospital General Child Psychology track.

     
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