Micah Mazurek

Novartis U.S. Foundation Professor of Education

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2004
  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2000
  • B.A., Yale University, 1998

Micah Mazurek, PhD, is the Novartis U.S. Foundation Professor of Education in the Department of Human Services, Director of UVA’s Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR) program, and Director of the Blue Ridge Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (Blue Ridge LEND) program.  Dr. Mazurek has broad clinical experience in psychological assessment and intervention, with specific expertise in autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.  She has also been active in efforts to enhance quality of care through training, capacity-building, and development and dissemination of best-practice autism guidelines and toolkits, and currently directs the Virginia Autism LINKS project.  She has an active program of federally-funded research focused on understanding and improving outcomes for individuals with autism and their families. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense, Autism Speaks, the Simons Foundation, and other agencies. Her current research focuses on developing new tools, techniques, and technologies for improving diagnosis, treatment, and access to care for individuals with autism and their families. Current research projects focus on development of new tools for outcome assessment, new models for intervention, and new methods of enhancing access to care for underserved populations. Additional projects focus on addressing co-occurring problems in children with autism (e.g., sensory problems, sleep problems, anxiety, and aggression), and on understanding screen-based technology use in children and adults with autism. 

Dr. Mazurek received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yale University and her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Missouri.  Prior to her current position at the University of Virginia, she was an Associate Professor at the University of Missouri and at the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders where she also served as Director of the Missouri LEND program.

Dr. Mazurek will be accepting a student to start Fall 2023 in the Clinical and School Psychology program.