Our primary research team includes investigators from University of Kentucky and Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.
Lisa Ruble, PhD
Dr. Ruble is a Professor in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. She is a faculty member in the School Psychology Program. Dr. Ruble teaches classes in consultation and intervention. In 2005, she received the New Investigator Award from NIMH. In 2002, Dr. Ruble established the STAR Program at the University of Louisville and in 1998 helped establish TRIAD at Vanderbilt University. Her research program is based on these past experiences as a Licensed Psychologist when she developed and provided social skills and behavioral interventions, school consultation and training, and parent training. These experiences influenced her interest in services research and the study of issues involved in the provision of evidence- based practices in community-based settings.
Nancy Dalrymple, MS
Nancy Dalrymple is an educational consultant in the field of autism. She was on the faculty at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center then became a consultant to the STAR program there. She works with parents and families of children with autism to provide on-going support and information. Nancy also trains school personnel and others who interact with students with autism and has taught university classes. Previously, Nancy was director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism and was on the Autism Society of America Panel of Professional Advisors as well as other advisory boards. Nancy continues to work with university faculty on research topics. She is the author of numerous papers and practical source books about autism, and has presented on various topics regarding autism throughout her more than 30 years of experience in the field.
John McGrew, PhD
Dr. McGrew earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University Bloomington. Currently, he is Professor of Psychology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Dr. McGrew has been principal or co-principal investigator of more than fifteen grants in the area of mental health services. Dr. McGrew has published over 40 articles in books or professional journals and made more than 50 presentations at national and regional conferences.
Michael Toland, PhD
Dr. Toland earned his Ph.D. in Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric Methods from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2008. His areas of research interest include examining the performance of item response theory (IRT) models, applications of IRT and structural equation modeling to scale development, issues related to longitudinal modeling and measurement invariance, and applications of longitudinal modeling.
Jennifer Grisham-Brown, PhD
Dr. Grisham-Brown is an Professor at the University of Kentucky for the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling. She received her EdD from University of Kansas for Severe Disabilities in Early Childhood.lick here to edit.
Rachel is a doctoral student in the school psychology program at the University of Kentucky. She earned a B.S in psychology and biology from Central Michigan University and a M.S. in school psychology from the University of Kentucky. Rachel served as a practicum student in Clark County Public Schools as well as in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at Kentucky Children's Hospital. She also completed a school-based internship with Fayette County Public Schools. Rachel is currently completing her APA-approved internship with Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH. Rachel has been awarded a research grant from the Organization for Autism Research to study how children with autism spectrum disorders perform on two popular cognitive assessments in comparison to their typically developing peers. She previously served as research assistant for the NIH funded randomized controlled study of Web-based vs face-to-face COMPASS consultation.