Amanda Gulsrud, Ph.D
Dr. Amanda Gulsrud is Assistant 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, which focuses on the evaluation and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) across the lifespan. 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. 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. Dr. Gulsrud co-leads an Autism Speaks Early Access to Care initiative, developing and delivering treatments in the low-resourced community of South 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. Dr. Gulsrud was awarded the Autism Speaks 10 most significant research achievements in 2010 and again in 2012 for her work, in collaboration with Dr. Connie Kasari, on parent-mediated early intervention and peer-mediated intervention in schools.