Dr. Jessica Suhrheinrich is an associate professor of special education at San Diego State University and an investigator with the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center. Broadly, her research aims to improve community-based services for individuals with autism. Dr. Suhrheinrich’s current work integrates implementation science and leadership development to increase the use of evidence-based practices for autism. Additionally, she is the Director of Research and Evaluation for the California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN) and the Co-Director of the San Diego Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) training program.
Janice Chan, M.A., BCBA, is the CPRT lead trainer. After beginning her career in autism as an undergraduate research assistant in the UCSD Autism Lab, she later graduated from SDSU, where she obtained a moderate/severe teaching credential and Masters in special education with a specialization in autism. Ms. Chan oversees the development of CPRT training materials, training others in the CPRT training protocol, and implementation of the CPRT training with research participants and external contracts. Outside of research, she is an adjunct professor at San Diego State University, serves on the board of directors of Banding Together, coordinates a respite program at her church, and is a volunteer puppy raiser with Guide Dogs of America/Tender Loving Canines.