Carol joined the READILab in October, 2020 in the role of research coordinator (part-time). Carol is a recent transplant to the PNW, coming from a long (30+ years) career with the Law and Psychiatry Program at Western Psychiatric Hospital, part of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She has extensive experience in all aspects of field research ranging from primary data collection to study design, analysis and dissemination. These experiences have been gained in the context of over 10 distinct longitudinal research studies that have (primarily) examined the link between behavioral health disorders and violence, the development of juveniles in the justice system, and the impact of sanctions and interventions for justice-involved youth. She is excited for the opportunity to transition to autism research and to join the READILab team!
Carol has a B.A. in Psychology from Wheeling Jesuit University and a M.P.H. from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the beautiful PNW and spending time with her three young grandchildren.