Affiliated Staff



Jennifer Cunningham, M.Ed., Ph.D. – Post-doc/Project Coordinator, University of Washington, College of Education

 Jennifer obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland in 2011, and her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Vanderbilt University in 2013. After completing her Master’s degree, Jennifer worked as a lead teacher in an inclusive preschool classroom at the University of Maryland laboratory school. She returned to Vanderbilt in 2015, and recently completed her doctorate in Early Childhood Special Education.



Lizzy Fuller, B.A., Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Fellow, MIND Institute, University of California-Davis

Lizzy obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2011. She worked for five years in the Kasari Lab as a research analyst, interventionist, assessor, and parent trainer for children with autism. She recently completed her Doctorate degree in Early Childhood Special Education at Vanderbilt University.



Emily Dayle Quinn, M.S., CCC-SLP, Ph.D. –  Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics/Institute on Development and Disability, Oregon Health and Science University

Emily received her Bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from Penn State University and her Master’s degree at the University of Nebraska specializing in traumatic brain injury and augmentative and alternative communication.  Prior to moving to Tennessee she worked as a speech- language pathologist at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Portland, Oregon and as a research associate at Oregon Health & Science University. Emily enjoys working with children with multiple disabilities. She recently completed the doctoral program at Vanderbilt University in Early Childhood Special Education.


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