Micah Mazurek received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yale University and her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Missouri. Prior to her current position at the University of Virginia (UVA), she was an associate professor at the University of Missouri and at the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders and served as director of the Missouri Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program.
Mazurek is an associate professor in the Department of Human Services and is the director of UVA’s Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR) program. She has broad clinical experience in psychological assessment and intervention, with specific expertise in assessment and treatment of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. She has also been active in efforts to enhance quality of care through training, capacity building, and development and dissemination of best-practice autism guidelines and toolkits.
She has an active program of federally funded research focused on understanding and improving outcomes for individuals with autism and their families. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense, Autism Speaks, the Simons Foundation and other agencies.
Her current research focuses on developing new tools, techniques and technologies for improving diagnosis, treatment and access to care for individuals with autism and their families. Current research projects focus on development of new tools for outcome assessment, new models for intervention and new methods of enhancing access to care for underserved populations. Additional projects focus on addressing co-occurring problems in children with ASD (e.g., sensory problems, sleep problems, anxiety, aggression) and on understanding screen-based technology use in children and adults with ASD.