Professor of School Psychology
Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology
Phone: (859) 257-4829
Lisa Ruble (vita in Word) received her Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1998. Her research interests are: services research and treatment outcomes research in autism spectrum disorders; parent-teacher consultation; school based mental health services. Full member Graduate Faculty.
In the News
Dr. Lisa Ruble, associate professor of the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Pyschology, has been awarded a research grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Challenge Grant Program for her proposal, “Randomized Training in Autism,” to study teacher training in autism.
The NIH Challenge Grant Program is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 to “support research on topic areas which address specific scientific and health research challenges in biomedical and behavioral research (that will) have a high impact in biomedical or behavioral science and/or public health.” Dr. Ruble is one of only about 800 prestigious grants awarded from more than 20,000 applications. With collaborators Nancy Darlymple (former founding Director of the Indiana Resource Center of Autism), Dr. John McGrew (Indiana University-Purdue University- Indianapolis Department of Psychology), Dr. Michael Toland (UK – Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology), Dr. Lee Ann Jung (UK- Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling), Dr. Jennifer Grisham Brown (UK- Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling) and Dr. Thomas Guskey (UK – Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology). The UK team will follow 25 children whose teachers receive only basic online autism training, 25 children whose teachers and parents receive consultation from the research team followed by in-classroom teacher coaching, and 25 children whose teachers and parents receive consultation followed by web-based teacher coaching. Ruble will also evaluate the impact of these consultations on parental stress. Today, it is estimated that one in every 110 children is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. An estimated 1.5 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide are affected by autism.