Erica Fornaris Rouch

Research Assistant Professor of Education


  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018
  • M.Ed., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 2007

Erica Rouch began her professional career as a school psychologist in the Virginia and North Carolina public schools, providing assessment and intervention services for students and families. As a doctoral student, she was involved for several years with the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program at UNC-Chapel Hill. She also completed a clinical psychology internship at the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta and a postdoctoral fellowship with UVa’s STAR Autism Initiative. As a licensed clinical psychologist, Erica has extensive experience with interdisciplinary autism assessment, parent training, and interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Her research interests center on improving access to autism services for underserved populations, including collaborative efforts to provide school-based services and the use of telehealth to reach rural families. She is also interested in gender differences in ASD and improving assessment and intervention services for females with autism.