Amy Drahota

Amy Drahota

Michigan State University

adrahotaa@msu.edu

Dr. Amy Drahota earned her Ph.D. at UCLA, was a postdoctoral fellow at UCSD and an Assistant Research Professor at San Diego State University and the Child & Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC). Currently, Dr. Drahota is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University and runs the Accessing Community Treatments: Services and Implementation Research Lab (ACT Lab) through the Clinical Psychology and Ecological-Community Psychology special interest groups. The ACT Lab conducts research to reduce the research-to-practice gap that is experienced by individuals who are in need of mental, behavioral, and physical health services, especially individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and underserved communities of color. Dr. Drahota is the PI of the Dissemination and Implementation Science Core for the Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions and co-PI for the pilot study of transition curriculum for young children with ASD. This applied research is accomplished by building up community agencies that provide services to individuals with mental and behavioral health needs, improving access to care, and developing interventions and service systems to meet needs through collaboration with researchers, practitioners and community stakeholders.