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Kristy Anderson

Kristy Anderson, PhD


Dr. Anderson is a Scientist at the AJ Drexel Autism Institute, having received her PhD in Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Kristy has been involved in several research projects including implementation science studies, qualitative research, and studies that rely on large population-based datasets. Her research focuses broadly on economic well-being, life course transitions, and evidence-based practices. Dr. Anderson’s work is informed by over seven years of experience serving individuals with developmental disabilities in residential and vocational settings. Kristy was also the 2012 Outstanding Graduate at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. As a master’s student, she developed and piloted a consumer satisfaction survey to over 100 adults with disabilities and published a peer-reviewed paper on the housing outcomes of young adults on the autism spectrum.