Susan White

Professor and Doddridge Saxon Chair in Clinical Psychology

Dr. Susan White is Professor and Doddridge Saxon Chair in Clinical Psychology at The University of Alabama, where she directs the Center for Youth Development and Intervention (CYDI). Her research spans multiple areas in developmental psychopathology, with a primary focus on mechanism-driven intervention for co-occurring and core problems in autism.

She is dedicated to the dissemination and implementation of clinical science and evidence-based practice to diverse and underserved communities. She has worked in private practice and in residential inpatient settings, cementing her belief in the importance of research and evidence-based practice being mutually informative. She regularly provides community-based workshops and in-services for local schools. She is a Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and board-certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the US Department of Defense, and several foundations. She is co-author of several treatment curricula for youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) including the Emotion Awareness and Skills Enhancement (EASE) Program, and developer of the Multimodal Anxiety and Social Skills Intervention (MASSI) and Stepped Transition in Education Program for Students with ASD (STEPS). She is also widely published in high-impact scientific journals and has authored or co-edited several books, including the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. In terms of professional service, she is a standing member of the Child Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities (CPDD) study section of the NIH.

College College of Arts and Sciences

Department Psychology


Phone 205-348-1967