Jessica Suhrheinrich

Jessica Suhrheinrich

University of California, San Diego

jsuhrheinrich@ucsd.edu
Jessica Suhrheinrich, Ph.D. is a research psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the UC, San Diego. Broadly, her research aims to improve community-based services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Her clinical experience includes developing and supervising home and school-based programs for children with ASD and training therapists and parents to implement behavioral interventions. Prior to attending graduate school in psychology, Dr. Suhrheinrich was also a classroom teacher. This experience shaped her interest in improving the quality of educational programming for children with ASD and increasing teacher access to training in evidence-based interventions. With her colleagues, Dr. Suhrheinrich adapted an EBP for ASD for use by classroom teachers and paraprofessionals and is currently funded to evaluate the effectiveness of the adapted program. She is also co-PI on a project evaluating the effect of a training intervention for agency supervisors targeting coaching and fidelity assessment practices. Dr. Suhrheinrich has just received a K01 career development award to support additional training in implementation science. The project will explore current implementation practices within school districts, drawing from a statewide survey and focus group data from special education personnel across organizational levels. Data will be used to adapt a leadership intervention for mid-level leaders in special education and a pilot test will evaluate fidelity, feasibility and acceptability of the intervention.