Kaitlyn Ahlers, Ph.D., is a former postdoctoral fellow in the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and currently is an Assistant Professor in the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in New Hampshire. Her research is focused on addressing co-occurring mental health needs in autistic youth with the goal of increasing the accessibility and effectiveness of evidence-based practices for youth on the spectrum. Her work also aims to understand individual and organizational factors that contribute to the successful implementation and sustainment of EBPs across settings, including in schools, and to test strategies to support providers and educators in their use of EBPs with autistic youth. She works as a UW co-investigator on the Autism Intervention Research Network on Behavioral Health (AIRB) grant.
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.