SSPS Participant Information
The study overview is a "play-by-play" picture story of the study activities during the three study visits. This is intended as a detailed visualization aid for your child. For additional information about the MRI and a preparation MRI video, see the MRI Information page.
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Greg Davis M.D., M.P.H.
Greg E. Davis, M.D., M.P.H., is currently an associate professor of otolaryngology at the University of Washington. He is the director of rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery. Dr. Davis earned his medical degree from the University of Washington's School of Medicine, then completed a seven year residency in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery at the University of Washington. During his residency, he completed a two year clinical research fellowship where he earned his Master's in Public Health, a degree when he focused on clinical trial design and management, biostatistics, and epidemiology. After residency, he traveled to Adelaide Australia and spent additional time training with P.J. Wormald, a world-renowned rhinologist.
Nephi Stella, Ph.D.
Nephi Stella and his colleagues study the biological mechanisms that control the amplitude of neuroinflammatory responses in the central nervous system. Their goal is to generate specific drugs that may temper central nervous system inflammation, ssuch as the inflammation associated with Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis, and the associated neural damages.
Tanya St. John, Ph.D.
Dr. St. John received her Ph.D. from Seattle Pacific University and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at UW through the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences as well as the Autism Center. Dr. St. John's core areas of interest include early identification and diagnosis of ASDs, infant development, and neuropsychology. She directs the Infant Brain Imaging Study (IBIS), a longitudinal study of infants at high risk for developing ASDs, and is a diagnostic clinician for other research studies conducted at the UW Autism Center. She is also an independent ADOS trainer. Dr. St. John has worked with a wide range of individuals with diverse backgrounds, aged from 3 months to 80 years old.