Research Assistant Professor of Education; Director of the UVA Autism Research Core
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
M.A., The Ohio State University
B.S., Virginia Tech
Rose completed her Ph.D. and M.A. in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Psychology through the Ohio State University. Prior to joining the University of Virginia, Rose completed a postdoctoral respecialization in behavior analysis at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Rose is a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia and a board certified behavior analyst - doctoral (BCBA-D).
Rose's research focuses on applied applications of evaluation and supports for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and related developmental disabilities across the lifespan. Her areas of expertise are in autism screening and diagnostic evaluations, caregiver training, and interventions for challenging behavior. Specifically, Rose has conducted research on methods for effectively screening for autism in early childhood, early developmental profiles of autism, and identifying and treating comorbid behavioral, mental, and physical health concerns in people with autism. She is also interested in psychometric tool development, identifying predictors of stress and burnout in caregivers of people with autism, and applications of the ECHO Autism model to promote professionals capacities to serve the autism community.
Rose currently directs the STAR Autism Research Core, a team of research staff that is part of the Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR) Initiative. The Autism Research Core provides research support to autism-focused studies across UVA, with a focus on participant recruitment, protocol development, assessment, and project coordination. She additionally oversees the Autism DRIVE, which houses a statewide autism research registry, an interactive autism resources directory, and houses a number of educational initiatives offered by members of the STAR Initiative.