Amanda Gulsrud, Ph.D.
Clinical Director, UCLA Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental Clinic
HS Associate Professor in Psychiatry, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Amanda Gulsrud is HS Associate Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in autism and the development of early interventions. She is the clinical director of the multidisciplinary UCLA Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental Clinic, which focuses on the evaluation and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) across the lifespan, and the director of the UCLA CAN REACH program, a community provider education and outreach program. Dr. Gulsrud’s primary research and clinical efforts focus on the early identification and treatment of infants and toddlers with ASD and related neurodevelopmental disorders utilizing the JASPER intervention, a naturalistic developmental behavioral approach developed at UCLA. She is a co-author of The JASPER Model for Children with Autism: Promoting Joint Attention, Symbolic Play, Engagement, and Regulation. In the UCLA Autism Center of Excellence, she is a co-investigator examining developmental trajectories and early treatment response of children ages 12-21 months at risk for ASD and co-leads several research studies examining the effectiveness of delivering treatments in the under resourced and underrepresented communities in Los Angeles. She also leads UCLA’s participation in the SPARK study, a Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative to build the largest autism genetic research cohort in the United States. She regularly sees patients of all ages at the CAN clinic.