Amy Daniels oversees the day-to-day activities of SPARK, from recruitment efforts to online participation to the recontacting of families to participate in new research efforts.
She joined the Simons Foundation in 2015 after working as assistant director of public health research at Autism Speaks. At Autism Speaks, Daniels oversaw the Global Autism Public Health portfolio in Europe and the former Soviet Union, focusing on awareness, research and building service capacity. Before that, Daniels was project director of the Behavioral Health Leadership Institute, where she evaluated community-based treatment programs for individuals with behavioral health problems, and research coordinator at the Interactive Autism Network. She holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.H.S. and Ph.D. in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.