Ann W. Cox
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040
Ann W. Cox, PhD, is an Advanced Research Scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina. Dr. Cox is Co-Principal Investigator/Director of the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder (NPDC) - EBP Module Update Project. Also, Dr. Cox currently is an investigator with the Center on Secondary Education for Students with ASD and Principal Investigator of a contract with the Center for Autism Research in Saudi Arabia, where researchers are applying the NPDC model in scools in Riyadh and Jeddah. Dr. Cox serves on the Maternal-Child Health Bureau funded State (ASD) Implementation Grant and serves on the state Autism Alliance. She has coordinated and led several multi-site research and training grants and has supported the implementation the NPDC professional development model in several states.
Previously Dr. Cox was Associate Director at the University Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities in Virginia where she served on the Preschool Autism Assessment Team, Virginia’s Autism Council, Virginia’s Part C Interagency Coordinating Council, and VCU’s Research Council. She served as principal investigator on several interdisciplinary personnel preparation programs and initiatives in school health and abuse and maltreatment of individuals with development disabilities. Dr. Cox has been an early interventionist, has worked in schools and school health, and has held leadership positions in interdisciplinary research and training centers in several states. Dr. Cox has practical experience in: (1) autism professional development for school and early intervention personnel; (2) overseeing multi-site, multi-year service system implementation projects; and (3) providing leadership in the development of delivery systems in Part C and health.