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Micah Mazurek

Professor
Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Curry School of Education
Office location and address
Bavaro Hall Room 139A
417 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2004
M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2000
B.A., Yale University, 1998
Biography

Micah Mazurek, PhD, received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yale University and her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Missouri.  Prior to her current position at UVA, she was an Associate Professor at the University of Missouri and at the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders and served as Director of the Missouri Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program.

Mazurek has broad clinical experience in psychological assessment and intervention, with specific expertise in assessment and treatment of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.  She has also been active in efforts to enhance quality of care through training, capacity-building, and development and dissemination of best-practice autism guidelines and toolkits. Mazurek has an active program of federally-funded research focused on understanding and improving outcomes for individuals with autism and their families. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense, Autism Speaks, and other agencies. Her current research focuses on developing new tools, techniques, and technologies for improving diagnosis, treatment, and access to care for individuals with autism and their families. Current research projects focus on development of new tools for outcome assessment, new models for intervention, and new methods of enhancing access to care for underserved populations.  Additional projects focus on addressing co-occurring problems in children with ASD (e.g., sensory problems, sleep problems, anxiety, and aggression), and on understanding screen-based technology use in children and adults with ASD. 

Blue Ridge Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (Blue Ridge LEND)
Source: U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration
July 01, 2021 – June 30, 2026
Targeting Insomnia in School-Aged Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Source: CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
July 15, 2020 – July 14, 2024
Behavioral Activation for Treatment of Depression in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Pilot Study
Source: American Psychological Foundation
September 01, 2021 – August 31, 2022
A Novel Provider-Focused Training Program to Serve Transition-Age Youth and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Source: U.S. DOD - Army - Medical Research Acquisition Act
September 01, 2019 – August 31, 2022
Multi-Site Validation Study of Eye Tracking-Based Measures of Autism Symptom Severity
Source: Cornell University
July 01, 2020 – June 30, 2021
Multi-Site Validation Study of Eye Tracking-Based Measures of Autism Symptom Severity
Source: CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
July 01, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (UA3 MC11054)
Source: Massachusetts General Hospital
September 01, 2018 – August 31, 2019
Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (UA3 MC11054)
Source: Massachusetts General Hospital
September 01, 2017 – August 31, 2018
The Autism Impact Measure: A New Tool for Treatment Outcome Measurement
Source: CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
August 01, 2017 – July 31, 2018
EDHS 3110: Understanding Autism
Credits: 3
This course will provide a broad overview of autism, from historical perspectives to current scientific evidence. Challenges, strengths, and experiences will be examined from within a developmental framework and across developmental domains. Evidence-based approaches to assessment and intervention will be emphasized. The perspectives and lived experiences of individuals with autism and their families will be integrated throughout the course.
EDHS 4995: Directed Research
Credits: 1–6
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDHS 8670: Behavioral, Emotional, and Social Assessment of Children
Credits: 3
First course of a two-semester sequence on personality assessment. Students examine theory, practice, and research on the application of a variety of assessment techniques and instruments to understand children's behavioral, emotional and social functioning across contexts. Clinical and school-based assessments of children are covered in depth.
EDHS 9995: Independent Research
Credits: 1–12
Independent Research
EDHS 9998: Doctoral Research Apprenticeship
Credits: 3–12
Designed to give doctoral students experience conducting research in professional settings appropriate to their disciplines. Prerequisite: Advisor permission required.
EDHS 9999: Doctoral Dissertation
Credits: 3–12
Doctoral Dissertation Research completed under the guidance of dissertation committee. 12 hours is required for graduation. Permission of instructor required.