Katherine Pickard, PhD
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Katherine Pickard, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. Her primary research interest is in the translation of evidence-based practices into community systems that are naturally positioned to serve children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delays. This interest is rooted in a longstanding commitment to better understanding and addressing treatment disparities. Dr. Pickard’s research is grounded in community-engaged research models and guided by dissemination and implementation science. At Marcus Autism Center, Dr. Pickard leads and collaborates on research examining mechanisms that foster the adoption, implementation and sustainment of evidence-based practices within a variety of community systems, including early intervention and public school systems. She is particularly interested in the role of families and community stakeholders in shaping interventions as they are implemented within the community, and in other factors that impact the reach and sustainability of translation efforts.