Brianne (Gerlach-McDonald) Tomaszewski

Brianne (Gerlach-McDonald) Tomaszewski
Brianne (Gerlach-McDonald) Tomaszewski
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr. Brianne Tomaszewski is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities T-32 Post-doctoral Research Training Program in neurodevelopmental disorders under the mentorship of Samuel Odom at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Dr. Tomaszewski received her Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Sciences from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University. Dr. Tomaszewski is a developmental scientist focused on using advanced quantitative developmental research methods to understand underlying mechanisms that improve functional outcomes in individuals with developmental disabilities across the lifespan. She has focused on examining functional outcomes in individuals with Down syndrome and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder from toddlerhood to adulthood and is interested in using her work to inform implementation and evaluation of interventions. She currently works on the Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism (CSESA) and Step it Up: Increasing Physical Activity for Adults with ASD projects and collaborates with the TEACCH Autism Program on the TEACCH School Transition to Employment and Postsecondary Education (T-STEP).

Areas of Expertise:
Developmental Disabilities
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Executive Function
Down syndrome
Curriculum Vitae:
• PhD, Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University
• MS, Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University
• MPH, Public Health, Michigan State University
• BS, Biology, Northern Michigan University