Amy S. Weitlauf, PhD
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2011
Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Internship-University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology-Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Autism spectrum disorder; Parenting stress
Dr. Weitlauf is the Associate Director of Research at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD). She is a nationally recognized expert in the early identification of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and co-author on multiple Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reviews of ASD identification and intervention practices. She has been co-investigator or key personnel on grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Mental Health, the Department of Defense, and the Centers for Disease Control, as well as being Principal Investigator of a HRSA-funded longitudinal trial examining parent-focused stress intervention within the context of early ASD diagnosis and intervention. Her key research interests include facilitating early identification of ASD in community settings, the impact of ASD on family functioning and parenting stress, and the application of novel technologies to identify and support individuals with ASD and their families.