Whitney Guthrie, PhD

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Whitney Guthrie, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and a clinical psychologist and scientist at the Center for Autism Research (CAR). She also serves as the co-director of the CAR Data and Statistical Core. Dr. Guthrie earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Florida State University. Dr. Guthrie’s research focuses on the early developmental trajectories that characterize ASD with the ultimate goal of improving early diagnosis and intervention. Her research also includes the development of novel screening methods using clinical informatics and computer vision methods. Her work in early detection and early intervention has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Autism Speaks, Autism Science Foundation, and the Eagles Autism Foundation. Dr. Guthrie is also an independent trainer on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2). She is an author of the ADOS-2 Toddler Module, working with Dr. Catherine Lord and her team to develop this ADOS-2 module for children 12-30 months of age. In her role as a trainer, she trains the next generation of ADOS-2 clinicians at CHOP and other institutions.