Kaitlyn Ahlers

Kaitlyn Ahlers is a postdoctoral fellow in the Research in Autism and the Brain (RAB) Lab and the UW Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Montana. Her research and clinical work focus on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric co-morbidity in youth with developmental disabilities and the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices for this population. She is particularly interested in engaging individuals with developmental disabilities and their families as partners in research.

Stephanie Brewer

Stephanie Brewer is a postdoctoral fellow at the School Mental Health Assessment, Research, & Training (SMART) Center. Dr. Brewer’s research aims to promote equitable access to high-quality mental health services for all children and adolescents. To accomplish this goal, Dr. Brewer focuses on school-based mental health and integrates perspectives from implementation science and cultural adaptation of interventions. She is particularly interested in (1) developing school-based interventions that are easy to implement, contextually relevant, and culturally responsive; and (2) improving the implementation of contextually relevant, culturally responsive EBTs in schools. Dr. Brewer was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32) to better understand what modifications are made to EBTs in real-world practice contexts, thereby allowing for future projects to optimize the implementation of EBTs in accessible service settings such as schools.