Staff

Staff


FULL-TIME STAFF

autism staff Taylor Day, BS
Research Project Assistant (2011), earned her degree in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan. Ms. Day coordinates the Pittsburgh Early Autism Study (PEAS), an infant sibling study which searches for early warning signs of ASD. She is responsible for PEAS recruitment, scheduling, and monitoring the development of infants and toddlers enrolled in the study. Additionally, she administers diagnostic (ADOS and ADI) and developmental assessments (Mullen Scales of Early Learning).
autism staff Maryann Dayton
Administrative Assistant, Intermediate, to the
and Perspectives Programs (2011).  Ms. Dayton is responsible for providing administrative support between Principal Investigators  and other professionals, including but not limited to investigators and research sites by scheduling meeting; scheduling conference calls, making travel and hotel arrangements; and performing med-line searches.
JJ Markiewicz

John J. Markiewicz III, AS
Research Data Coordinator (2002), earned his degrees, one in Computer Information Technology-Networking and one in Math and Science from the Community College of Allegheny County. Mr. Markiewicz creates and maintains the subject and test data for the research project and clinic, as well as the office computers and printers.

autism staff Maureen McAniff, MS
Senior Research Specialist (2004), earned her degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, a teacher's certificate in Special Education at the Master's level from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Masters of Science in Child and Youth Care Administration from NOVA Southeastern University. Mrs. McAniff administers neuropsychological tests (ADOS, ADI and BPASS) to participants.
PJ McCarroll

PJ McCarroll, MSW
Program Coordinator (2005), earned her degree in Psychology from Ohio University and her Masters of Science in Social Work from The University of Texas. Mrs. McCarroll supervises the research specialists, data coordinator and the administrative assistant, and is also responsible for facilitating communication between our laboratories.

autism staff Michelle Perrin, MBA
Marketing Coordinator (2008) earned her Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Communications from Point Park University and her Masters in Business Administration in Marketing and Economics from The University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Perrin is responsible for recruitment including creating and placing advertisements, copywriting, coordinating recruitment efforts with labs and acting as an informational liaison between schools and organizations, and the research project.

 

PART-TIME STAFF

Rachelle Bonoto Rachelle Parks Bonato, BS
Consultant (2000), earned her degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Mrs. Bonato administers the Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale (ADOS), the Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI) and neuropsychological tests, and also is responsible for the preparation and submission of research protocols to ensure they adhere to Institutional Review Board regulations.

 

CONSULTANT

autism part-time staff

Carol Kaufman, M.Ed. Consultant (2000) earned her degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. Mrs. Kaufman helps with all the financial matters.

 

 
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All Inquiries including Dr. Minshew: autismrecruiter@upmc.edu
2006 CeFAR at the University of Pittsburgh • Site last updated September, 2012