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Nicole Stadnick, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor
UC San Diego, Department of Psychiatry

Contact Information

UC San Diego
Department of Psychiatry
9500 Gilman Drive (MC 0812)
La Jolla, CA 92093-0812
T: (858) 966-7703 x7101
F: (858) 966-7704


Nicole Stadnick, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an Assistant Professor and licensed psychologist at the University of California, San Diego. Her research aims to examine the effectiveness and implementation of evidence-based practices for children with mental health and developmental concerns served in community-based settings. She has received NIH-funded fellowships from the Child, Intervention, Prevention, and Services Research Mentoring Network (2015-2016) and the Implementation Research Institute (2017-2019). Her current work is supported by a NIMH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23MH110602) that aims to adapt and implement an integrated care model for children with autism spectrum disorder and psychiatric comorbidities.

Research Interests

  • Caregiver-mediated interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder
  • Implementation of evidence-based practices in children’s mental health services 
  • Pediatric integrated care

Research and Clinical Focus

Dr. Stadnick is the principal investigator of the NIMH-funded, ATTAIN (“Access to Tailored Autism Integrated Care) Study, a mixed-methods study aiming to adapt and implement an integrated mental health care model for children with autism spectrum disorder and co-occurring mental health concerns. She has clinical experience conducting child psychodiagnostic evaluations and delivering empirically supported individual, parent-mediated, and group interventions to youth with developmental and mental health disorders. Her current research and clinical interests include implementation of evidence-based practices to improve systems of care for children with mental health needs.


  1. Stadnick, N., Chlebowski, C., Baker-Ericzén, M., Dyson, M., Garland, A., & Brookman-Frazee, L. (2016). Psychiatric comorbidity in autism spectrum disorder: Correspondence between mental health clinician report and structured parent interview. Autism. PMID: 27407039. 
  2. Stadnick, N., Haine-Schlagel, R., & Martinez, J. (2016). Using observational assessment to help identify factors associated with parent participation engagement in community-based child mental health services. Child Youth Care Forum, 45(5): 745-758. PMID: 27587943. 
  3. Brookman-Frazee, L., Stadnick, N., Roesch, S., Regan, J., Barnett, M., Bando, L., Innes-Gomberg, D., & Lau, A. (2016). Measuring sustainment of multiple practices fiscally mandated in children's mental health services. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 43(6): 1009-1022. PMID: 27020796. 
  4. Stadnick, N., Brookman-Frazee, L., Williams, K. N., Cerda, G., & Akshoomoff, N. (2015). A pilot study examining the use of the autism diagnostic observation schedule in community-based mental health clinics. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 20, 39-46. 
  5. Stadnick, N., Stahmer, A., & Brookman-Frazee, L. (2015). Preliminary effectiveness of Project ImPACT: A parent-mediated intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder delivered in a community program. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(7), 2092-2104.

Current Projects

K23MH110602  (NIMH) Adapting and Implementing an Integrated Care Model for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Psychiatric Comorbidity