Stefanie Zavodny Jackson graduated with her PhD in May 2019. Her dissertation was a mixed-methods study exploring depression in mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder using a family approach. She is trained in autism diagnosis and assists her advisor Dr. Margaret Souders in her clinical practice in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

“I feel like being a nurse with a PhD will empower me to have a seat at the table when important decisions are being made that influence care.”