Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Medicine; Program Coordinator, Families First
110C Medical Arts Building
As part of the Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), Whitney Loring’s responsibilities include providing autism diagnostic services, both through the Department of Developmental Medicine and within the context of ongoing research studies within the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. As part of TRIAD’s outreach team, she also develops and conducts trainings and consultation for parents, educators, and providers in the community regarding evidence-based assessment and treatment strategies for children with autism spectrum disorders. Through her involvement in TRIAD, she plans to continue to support research programs within the VKC that require the diagnostic services of a psychologist. Her future research interests include developing and evaluating intervention strategies that address behavioral pediatric concerns for children with autism spectrum disorders (e.g., sleep concerns, toileting difficulties, compliance with medical routines) and the effectiveness of various models of parent training and consultation.
Much of the research completed at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is made possible by the generous contributions of the people and families who participate in research studies. This researcher needs research subjects to complete the studies listed below.
Follow these links to learn more: