Susan Hepburn, PhD

JFK Partners
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver
13121 E. 17th Ave, C234
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: 303-724-7672
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Last Updated: December 11, 2014


Primary Activity Coordinators: Research
Discipline(s): Psychology
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership


Susan Hepburn, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Vanderbilt University. Dr. Hepburn is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Research at JFK Partners. She oversees a human subject core of over 750 families interested in research participation. Dr. Hepburn is PI or Co-PI on 18 current research protocols and has authored 38 peer-reviewed publications. Her research interests include: autism development, outcome, and comorbidity with other conditions, and interventions to promote adaptive coping skills. Dr. Hepburn teaches Child Development to psychiatrists and Early Intervention to interns and fellows, facilitates a medical students' ethics discussion group, and as a certified ADOS and ADI-R trainer, oversees training and reliability procedures for clinicians and trainees on autism diagnostic evaluation tools. As a member of the Colorado Autism Task Force, she trains school-based teams in best practices for screening and educational identification, and is developing content on toilet-training and on screening for autism for videos for families, educators and service providers.