Evon Batey Lee, PhD

Vanderbilt Consortium LEND
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
PMB 40
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-322-4487
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: September 09, 2020

Evon Batey Lee

Leadership: LEND Director
Leadership Administrative Staff: Director of Training, UCEDD; Director
Primary Activity Coordinators: Training Director
Discipline Coordinators: Psychology
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Director of Training, UCEDD; Director, Vanderbilt Consortium LEND;
Discipline(s): Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
AUCD Council Membership: National Training Directors' Council
Service: Expert in the assessment of children with a variety of developmental disabilities, including children on the autism spectrum; has served as primary psychologist in clinics serving neonates, infants and young children, children with cochlear implants, and pediatric AIDS.


BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH NAME Lee, Evon B. POSITION TITLE Associate Professor eRA COMMONS USER NAME   EDUCATION/TRAINING (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, and include postdoctoral training.) INSTITUTION AND LOCATION DEGREE (if applicable) YEAR(s) FIELD OF STUDY Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN BA 1976 Psychology Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN MA 1978 Psychology Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN PhD 1980 Developmental & Clinical Psychology A. Positions and Honors Positions and Employment 1981 - 1984 Instructor in Psychology, College of Arts and Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 1981 - 1991 Instructor in Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 1991 - 2002 Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 2000 - 2002 Interim Co-Director, Division of Child Development, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 2003 - pres Associate Professor of Pediatrics, (Clinician-Educator Track) Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN Other Experience and Professional Memberships 1981 - pres American Psychological Association 1983 - 2005 Neonatal Follow-up Clinic - provided developmental evaluations of 24 and 36 mo old special population children 1986 - pres Society for Research in Child Development 1986 Pediatric Symposium Committee 1986 - 1989 Pediatric Search Committee, Child Development Center Director 1989 - 2005 Children's Cochlear Implant Team - provided psychological assessments of children with severe to profound sensorineural hearing impairments 1990 - 2005 Infant and Young Child Clinic - conducted developmental and psychological evaluations of children birth through age 3 yrs who were at risk for developmental disabilities 1995 - pres Education and Training Subcommittee, Junior League Family Resource Center 1998 - 2005 Diagnostic Team Clinic - provide psychological evaluations of preschool and young school-age children with a variety of developmental disabilities 1999 - pres Core Faculty member, Vanderbilt's Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) grant, U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau 1999 - 2001 Tennessee's Early Intervention System, Premature Baby Task Force 2000 - 2003 Pediatric Search Committee, TRIAD (Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders) Psychologist 2001 - pres Pediatric Appointments and Promotions Committee 2001 - pres Local Interagency Coordinating Council (LICC) for the Tennessee Early Intervention System; Public Awareness Committee 2001 - 2002 Pediatric Search Committee, Division Chief of Child Development 2001 - 2002 Down Syndrome Program Planning Committee 2000 - 2002 Participatory Leadership Committee, Metro Nashville Schools, Division of Psychology 2004 - pres Early Childhood Outcomes Advisory Council, Tennessee Department of Education B. Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications (in chronological order) Lee, E. B., & Allen, T. W. (1979). Children's sensitivity to intraword redundancy in the spoken word. Child Development, 50, 46-52. Stone, W. L., Lee, E. B., Ashford, L., Brissie, J., Hepburn, S. L., & Coonrod, E. E. (1999). Can autism be diagnosed accurately in children under three years? The Child Psychology and Psychiatry Journal, 40, 219-226. C. Research Support Ongoing Research Support 5P30 HD15052-27 Levitt (PI) 07/01/04 - 06/30/09 NIH/NICHD The John F. Kennedy Center for Mental Retardation This grant provides core support for the Mental Retardation Research Center at Vanderbilt University. Role: Coordinator of psychological assessment services 5T73 MC00050-08 Craft (PI) 07/01/04 - 06/30/09 Maternal and Child Health Bureau Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Project The Vanderbilt Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program is a federally funded training program funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal and Child Health Bureau LEND grant. The program focuses on preparing health professionals to assume leadership roles and develop interdisciplinary team skills, advanced clinical skills, and research skills, in order to meet the complex needs of children with NDRD. Role: Core faculty member ADD UCEDD grant (copy from Dykens' bio) ADD SUMMAR RR019478 ADD Warren Simons Foundation Completed Research Support R01 HD043292-05 Stone (PI) 07/01/03 - 04/30/08 NIH/NICHD Early Social Orienting in Siblings of Children with ASD The development of social orienting behaviors in the domains of affect and attention will be examined longitudinally in two sibling groups: younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorders and younger siblings of typically-developing children who are CA-matched. Endpoint comparisons between the sibling groups and matched samples of children with autism and with developmental delay will be used to understand the developmental trajectory of social orienting in children at elevated risk for autism. Role: Psychologist GR-07-18081-00 Lee (PI) 07/01/06 - 09/30/07 State of Tennessee Department of Education Tennessee's Early Intervention System, Greater Nashville District TEIS-GN provides service coordination to children (birth to three years) who have developmental disabilities and their families under Part C of IDEA. The PI serves as the liaison between the State Department of Education and Vanderbilt University. Role: PI Rush (PI) 1983 - 2005 Tennessee Perinatal Regionalization Program NICU Follow-up Clinic This program provided developmental and psychoeducational evaluations of children who were born with birthweights < 1500 grams and other special populations (e.g., infants treated with ECMO) as part of follow-up of infants treated in the Vanderbilt NICU.. Wilson (PI) 2000 -2005 Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials This program is part of a multi-center research study and provided developmental and psychological evaluations of children who mothers were HIV positive as part of longitudinal follow-up.