About Us

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D.
Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D.
Lead Principal Investigator
Florencia (Flor) Pezzimenti, M.Ed.
Florencia (Flor) Pezzimenti, M.Ed.
Study Coordinator
Chung eun Lee, Ph.D.
Chung eun Lee, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Jordan Segal, B.A.
Jordan Segal, B.A.
Research Assistant
Virginia (Ginger) Sullivan, M.A.
Virginia (Ginger) Sullivan, M.A.
Research Assistant
Eman Durrani, B.S.
Eman Durrani, B.S.
Research Assistant
Robert (Bob) Hodapp, Ph.D.
Robert (Bob) Hodapp, Ph.D.
Consultant
Carol Rabideau, LCSW
Carol Rabideau, LCSW
ASSIST Intervention Development Team Lead
Janet Shouse
Janet Shouse

The Arc of Tennessee

Ashley Couler
Ashley Couler
ASSIST Community Partner
Carrie Hobbs Guiden, M.S.
Carrie Hobbs Guiden, M.S.
ASSIST Community Partner
Loria Hubbard
Loria Hubbard
TN ASSIST Community Partner and Program Leader

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Meghan Burke, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Meghan Burke, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Site Principal Investigator
Linda Tortorelli
Linda Tortorelli
Development team, ASSIST Facilitator
Molly Buren, Ph.D.
Molly Buren, Ph.D.
Site Coordinator & Post-Doctoral Researcher

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Leann DaWalt, Ph.D.
Leann DaWalt, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
Katherine (Kate) Szidon
Katherine (Kate) Szidon
Development Team, Coach