Sara Jane Webb is an associate professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Webb’s research focuses on the use of electroencephalography, event-related potentials, eye tracking and behavioral measures to study how infants, children and adults learn about their environment and how that learning is impacted by development disruptions. This work covers several areas including (1) attention, perceptual and cognitive abilities in individuals with development disabilities including autism, fragile X syndrome and developmental delay; (2) early risk markers and protective factors; and (3) prediction of response to intervention. These projects represent an effort to understand the neural circuits that underlie atypical development.
Webb received her Ph.D. studying with Charles Nelson at the University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development and did postdoctoral training at the University of Washington with Caitlin Hudac.