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Carson Kautz

Graduate Student
Entry Year: 2018-2019
Faculty Mentor(s): Christie Petrenko

475 Meliora Hall
Mt. Hope Family Center (585) 275-2991, Meliora 475 (585) 275-0756
Fax: (585) 273-1100
ckautz@ur.rochester.edu


Research Overview

My research focuses on interventions to reduce adverse outcomes for children with developmental disabilities, particularly for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). I am especially interested in novel approaches to increase accessibility of evidence-based interventions to underserved populations. Additionally, I am interested in methods to reduct stigma and raise awareness of FASD.

Selected Publications

  • Kautz, C. C., Gruen, R. L., DeLucia, E. A., Pomales-Ramos, A., Booth, L. L., & Ventola, P. E. (May, 2018). Reduced Levels of Anxiety, Depression, and Stress in Parents of Children with ASD following Participation in Pivotal Response Treatment. Poster presented at International Meeting for Autism Research. Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS.
  • Gruen, R. L., Kautz, C. C., Pomales-Ramos, A., DeLucia, E. A., Booth, L. L., & Ventola, P. E. (May, 2018). Social Gains are Maintained at 4-Month Follow-up Evaluation of Pivotal Response Treatment for Children with Autism. Poster presented at International Meeting for Autism Research. Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS.
  • Kautz, C. C., Yang, D., Pelphrey, K. A., Lei, J., Braconnier, M. L., Abdullahi, S. M., & Ventola, P. E. (May, 2017). Sex Differences in Adaptive and Social Behavior and Neural Responses to Biological Motion before and after Pivotal Response Treatment in Autism. San Francisco, CA.

Honors

  • 2014: Human Biology Research Exploration Program - Stanford University