Whitney Loring, PsyD

Whitney Loring, PsyD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Developmental Medicine
Delivery Address
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
11101
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-9003
Phone
(615) 343-6153

Specialty
Psychology, Pediatric
M.A.
Georgia School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Atlanta, GA, 2005
Psy.D
Georgia School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Atlanta, GA, 2008
Internship
Pre-Doctoral Internship-Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Fellowships
Post Doctoral Fellowship-Pediatric Associates of Franklin, Franklin, TN
Post Doctoral Fellowship-Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Post Doctoral Fellowship-Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), Nashville, TN

Clinical Interests

Autism spectrum disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, pediatric sleep disorders, parent training, school consultation

Research Information

Dr. Whitney Loring's research interests overall include evaluating the effectiveness of various models of parent and provider training and consultation. A specific research focus area is on developing and evaluating intervention strategies that address behavioral pediatric concerns for children with autism spectrum disorders, such as sleep concerns and toileting difficulties. She served as a Principal Investigator examining a brief behavioral intervention for adolescents with ASD and insomnia and a Site Principal Investigator examining the training of parents and school based personnel in implementing behavioral interventions for toilet training in educational settings. She also has served as a consultant, sleep educator, co-investigator, or expert staff trainer examining the effectiveness of training parents and community providers in providing sleep education for children with ASD and insomnia. In addition, she is the educational and community liaison for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM), has completed behavioral and diagnostic phenotyping across various studies, is the Dissemination Co-Chair for Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, is the Network Family Support lead for the Health and Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Tennessee Cares for ASD Navigation Network, and was a psychology hub expert for Project ECHO autism funded through HRSA.