Katie Marsh, PhD
Q: What is your connection to our mission?
A: Understanding the strong impact early intervention can have on a child’s development, I have focused my career on guiding families through the diagnostic process to get them access to effective and evidence-based interventions. Given the increasing prevalence rates, the need for innovative autism diagnostic approaches is necessary. I believe that AYA is creating a standard of practice to help families embrace neurodiversity and find ways to support each child’s unique gifts.
Q: Why do you love helping children?
A: We can learn a lot from their curiosity, innate resiliency, and fresh perspective on our world. Helping children feel supported and have a better understanding of themselves is so rewarding.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: My hobbies include swimming, cooking, traveling with my family, and rooting for the UF Gators and UNC Tarheels.
Q: What (or who) inspires you?
A: Striving to be a strong role model for my daughters motivates me to be the best version of myself and to continue to chase my dreams.
Q: Tell us about your family. Any children? What about pets?
A: My husband is an OR nurse. We have two young daughters who keep us on our toes. We have one cat who loves to cuddle and fetch.
Board Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics
Residency: University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development
Fellowship: Vanderbilt Treatment & Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders