Kasari Team - Connie KasariConnie Kasari, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychological Studies in Education and Psychiatry at UCLA. She is the Principal Investigator for several multi-site research programs and a founding member of the Center for Autism Research and Treatment at UCLA. She has been actively involved in autism research for the past 25 years, leading projects under the CPEA, STAART, and Autism Centers of Excellence programs from NIH. Since 1990, she has been on the faculty at UCLA where she teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses and has been the primary advisor to more than 30 PhD students. Dr. Kasari has a wide range of publications on topics related to social, emotional, and communication development and intervention in autism. She is on the treatment advisory board of the Autism Speaks Foundation, and regularly presents to both academic and practitioner audiences locally, nationally and internationally.

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Kasari Team - Amanda Gulsrud

Amanda Gulsrud, Ph.D.


Jolan Smith, Ph.D.

Wendy Shih, Ph.D.

Alex Sturm, Ph.D.

Kasari Team - Ya-Chih (Jilly) Chang

Ya-Chih (Jilly) Chang, Ph.D.

Crystal Luna, Ph.D.

Graduate Student Researchers

Kasari Team - Alison Holbrook

Alison Holbrook


Lauren Chiang

Kasari Team - Maria Pizzano

Maria Pizzano

Paul Luelmo

Kasari Team - Jonathan Panganiban

Jonathan Panganiban

Justin Williams

Kasari Team - Lindsay Hauptman

Lindsay Hauptman


Lauren Baczewski

Kasari Team - Andy Schlink

Andy Schlink


Amanda Dimachkie


Soo Lee

Kasari Team - Kyle Sterrett

Kyle Sterrett

Kasari Team - Christina Kang

Christina Kang

Jenny Chow

Research Assistants

Kasari Team - Amy Hererra

Aimee Herrera

Jessie Goldblum

Lauren Hughart

Cassin Gonzales

Kasari Team - Alyssa Tan

Alyssa Tan

Francisco Reinosa Segovia

Joey Juarez


Beth Donati

Kasari Team - Ivette Becerra

Ivette Becerra

Nicole Muldoon


Christina Strawbridge

Kasari Team - Kiana Krolik

Kiana Krolik

Nicollette Strickland

Administrative Staff


Consuelo Garcia

Karie Del Solar

Gallery - Kasari group

Healthy African American Families Conference 2015 Kasari Lab UCLA research

Kasari Lab group

Kasari Lab at IMFAR 2015

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