Alana McVey, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the UW SMART Center. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Marquette University where her interest in intervention science was sparked. Dr. McVey’s program of research centers on addressing mental health concerns among youth and young adults on the autism spectrum, with a particular interest in testing and disseminating effective interventions. Her long-term goal is to leverage intervention science, implementation science, and human-centered design to improve access to evidence-based mental health interventions for autistic youth and young adults.
The purpose of this multi-site study is to develop and evaluate a multi-phase implementation and sustainment strategy to support evidence-based practice use across different interventions for individuals with autism, settings, and ages. Click here for more information.
The purpose of this study is to identify which evidence-based practices (EBPs) teachers and paraeducators use to more meaningfully include and retain autistic children in general education settings; and the malleable individual and organizational characteristics that increase EBP use. Click here for more information.