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Assistant Professor, UNC Department of Psychiatry

Research Specialist,
UNC TEACCH Autism Program – Administration & Research


B.A., Biology, Northern Michigan University

M.P.H., Public Health, Michigan State University

M.S., Family and Developmental Studies, Colorado State University

Ph.D., Applied Developmental Science, Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Developmental Scientist

Summary Statement:

Brianne Tomaszewski is an Assistant Professor in the UNC-CH Department of Psychiatry. She is an applied developmental scientist whose research focuses on promoting success in autistic individuals and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the lifespan. She is the PI of the Administration for Community Living funded project, North Carolina Community Collaboration for Employment, a community-based collaboration model working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, local and state-level policymakers, and service providers. The collaborative will design and test effective transition services and activities to increase the number of youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to find and maintain career-focused competitive integrated employment, graduate from post-secondary education programs, and live and participate fully in their communities. She is also co-PI on a Department of Defense-funded clinical trial of the TEACCH School Transition to Employment and Postsecondary Education Program (T-STEP), a community college-based transition program for autistic adults without intellectual disabilities. She supports the HEELS 2 Transition postsecondary program for adults with intellectual disabilities and serves as a methodologist for projects focused on transition and mental health interventions for autistic adults.