Debra Eisert, PhD

University of Oregon UCEDD
College of Education
5252 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5252
Phone: 541-346-2579
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: September 28, 2016


Primary Activity Coordinators: Training Director
Clinical Services
Discipline Coordinators: Psychiatry: Child
Specialty Resource Contacts: Autism and Early Childhood
Abuse and Disabilities
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Oregon Institute on Autism in Early Childhood (OIAEC)
Interdisciplinary Training
Discipline(s): Human Development/Child Development
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Community Advocacy
Council on Research and Evaluation
Education: Early Childhood Mental Health
Service: Psychologist in Clinic



Debra Eisert is an associate professor/research associate at the University of Oregon in the Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior and the University Center of Excellence on Developmental Disability in the College of Education. She is the Co-Director of the Oregon Institute on Autism in Early Childhood within the UCEDD. She is also an associate professor at the Oregon Health Sciences University, Department of Pediatrics, where she has worked for 25 years as a psychologist, focusing on children and adolescents with disabilities and mental health issues. She is a licensed psychologist in the State of Oregon. She has published in the areas of preschool play development and assessment of behavior problems and mental health in young children. Her current interests focus on preschool mental health, and developmental disabilities, especially autism. She serves on the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities, and is on the Board of Directors for Jasper Mountain Center.