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John Colombo 
Gatlinburg Conference Chair
University of Kansas
Director, Life Span Institute
Interim Director, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Co-Director, Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center

Rodney Samaco, Ph.D. »
Gatlinburg Co-Chair
Baylor College of Medicine
Assistant Professor

Eric Storch, Ph.D.
Gatlinburg Co-Chair
Baylor College of Medicine
Professor and Vice Chair
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Vice Chair of Psychology
Head of Psychology

Shannon S.C. Bert, Ph.D. »
University of Oklahoma
Associate Professor

Lauren Bishop, Ph.D., MSW »
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Jan Blacher, Ph.D. »
University of California, Riverside
Distinguished Professor

Brian Boyd, Ph.D. »
University of Kansas
Director, Juniper Gardens Children’s Project
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Behavioral Science
Associate Scientist, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies

Marie Moore Channell, Ph.D. »
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Assistant Professor

Leann E. Smith DaWalt, Ph.D. »
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Senior Scientist, Waisman Center

Jamie Edgin, Ph.D. »
University of Arizona
Associate Professor

Anna Esbensen, Ph.D. »
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Cristan Farmer, Ph.D. »
National Institute of Mental Health
Research Psychologist

Deborah Fidler, Ph.D. »
Colorado State University
Professor

Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D. »
Children’s National Health System
Director, District of Columbia Intellectual and
Developmental Disabilities Research Center

Matthew Goodwin, Ph.D. »
Northeastern University
Interdisciplinary Associate Professor
Bouve College of Health Sciences & Khoury College
of Computer Science

Elizabeth Halstead, Ph.D. »
Senior Teaching and Research Fellow
Deputy Director LifeSpan Learning and Sleep Laboratory
University College London, Institute of Education

Tarik F. Haydar, Ph.D. »
Boston University
Professor, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology

Shafali Jeste, M.D. »
University of California, Los Angeles
Associate Professor in Psychiatry, Neurology and Pediatrics

Elizabeth Laugeson, Psy.D. »
University of California, Los Angeles
Associate Clinical Professor

Nancy Raitano Lee, Ph.D. »
Drexel University
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Sandra M. Magaña, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin
Professor, Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Laura Lee McIntyre, Ph.D. »
University of Oregon
Director, Prevention Science Institute, Professor & Department Head,
Special Education and Clinical Sciences

Sarah Nelson, M.S., CCC-SLP »
University of California, Davis
Graduate Student Researcher

Jeffrey Neul, M.D., Ph.D. »
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Annette Schaffer Eskind Chair and Director
Professor of Pediatrics

Jane Roberts, Ph.D. »
University of South Carolina
Professor

Frank J. Symons, Ph.D. »
University of Minnesota
Associate Dean for Research and Policy
Educational Psychology

Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D. » 
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Investigator

Angela John Thurman, Ph.D. »
University of California, Davis
Assistant Professional Researcher

Maria Valdovinos, Ph.D. »
Drake University
Levitt Distinguished Professor of Psychology