Amy Drahota, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University. She holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from Gonzaga University and a doctorate of philosophy in educational psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Drahota’s research centers on the adaptation, dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in community settings. Dr. Drahota leads an NIMH funded grant (K01 MH073213) involving a formal academic-community collaboration to develop and pilot the Autism Model of Implementation, a systematic process hypothesized to facilitate adoption, implementation and sustainment of EBPs in ASD community-based agencies. Additional interests include developing standardized methods for adapting EBPs to fit community contexts and fidelity monitoring and performance feedback. Her previous work includes an NIMH funded (F31 MH093477) randomized controlled trial to test the efficacy of an anxiety cognitive behavioral therapy manual adapted for children with ASD.