Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Special Education; Associate Director, IDDRC Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core E; Deputy Director of Organizational Research and Interventions, Frist Center for Autism & Innovation


Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D.

Contact Info

(615) 343-5659


406A One Magnolia Circle

Overview of Interests

Julie Lounds Taylor’s research program focuses on how individual, family, and societal characteristics interact to promote healthy development, particularly in the face of non-normative family situations. Her current research interests include how families experience the transition to adulthood for young adults with an autism spectrum disorder, as well as the impact of having a sibling with intellectual disabilities. Another line of research examines parenting among adolescent mothers and the long-term impacts of adolescent parenthood.


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