Program Manager, Psychologist
Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Stormi Pulver White, PsyD, joined Marcus Autism Center in 2018. She is a Program Manager for the assessment and diagnosis team. Additionally, Dr. White holds is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Autism and Related Disorders at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. White’s clinical and research interests include early identification and intervention for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as well as clinical characterization of rare variant disorders.
Dr. White completed her bachelor’s in psychology at Syracuse University and her master’s in school psychology at St. John’s University. She then spent two years working as a research assistant at the University of Rochester on their Studies to Advance Autism Research and Treatment (STAART) grant before pursuing her doctorate in school psychology from University at Albany, State University of New York. Dr. White completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), focusing on early identification of autism. Additionally, Dr. White completed a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellowship while at Vanderbilt.
Before joining Marcus Autism Center, Dr. White was an Assistant Professor at University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW), where she held administrative titles of head of psychology and co-clinical director in the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD). She also served as an affiliate faculty member in the clinical psychology doctoral program at UTSW, where she taught courses in developmental psychology and developmental disabilities, and supervised practicum and internship students during their rotations. In addition to her clinical and administrative duties, Dr. White collaborated on several studies investigating motor and sensory abnormalities in children with autism and their families, as well as individuals with fragile X syndrome. Additionally, she was lead clinician on studies investigating the natural history and biomarker development in Phelan-McDermid Syndrome.
- Ethridge, L., Berry-Kravis, E., Thaliath, A., Isenstein, E., Durkin, A., Nelson, C., Baczewsi, L., Powell C., White, S., Mosconi M.W., & Sweeney, J. (2018). Auditory EEG phenotypes in single gene disorders: insight into heterogeneity in idiopathic autism. Biological Psychiatry, 83 (9, Supplement), S8-S9. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2018.02.038
- Schmitt, L.M., White, S.P., Cook, E.H., Sweeney, J.A., & Mosconi, M.W. (2017). Cognitive mechanisms of in inhibitory control deficits in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12837
- Ethridge, L.E., White, S.P., Mosconi, M.W., Wang, J., Pedapati, E.V., Erickson, C.A., Byerly, M.J., & Sweeney, J.A. (2017). Neural synchronization deficits linked to cortical hyper- excitability and auditory hypersensitivity in Fragile X Syndrome. Molecular Autism, 8 (22): doi: 10.1186/s13229-017-0140-1
- Wang, Z., Kwon, M., Mohanty, S., Schmitt, L., White, S.P., Christou, E.A., & Mosconi, M.W. (2017). Increased for variability is associated with altered modulation of the motor neuron pool activity in autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 18 (4). doi:10.3390/ijms18040698
- Wang, J., Ethridge, L., Mosconi, M.W., White, S.P., Binder, K., Pedapati, E., Erickson, C., Byerly, M.J., & Sweeney, J. (2017). A resting EEG study of neocortical hyperexcitability and altered functional connectivity in fragile x syndrome. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. 9 (1). doi: 10.1186/s11689-017-9191-z
- Wang, Z, Hallac, R., Conroy, K.C., White, S.P., Kane, A.A., Collinsworth, A.L., Sweeney, J.A., & Mosconi, M.W. (2016). Postural orientation and equilibrium processes associated with increased postural sway in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. (43)1-17.
- Takarae, Y., Sablich, S.R., White, S.P., & Sweeney, J.A. (2016). Neurophysiological hyperresponsivity to sensory input in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. (8)29. doi: 10.1186/s11689-016-9162-9
- Ethridge, L., White, S., Mosconi, M., Wang, J., Byerly, M., & Sweeney, J. (2016). Reduced habituation of auditory evoked potentials indicate cortical hyperexcitability in Fragile X syndrome. Translational Psychiatry. (6)e787. doi:10.1038/tp.2016.48
- Wang, Z., Magnon, G., White, S., Greene, R., Vaillancourt, D., & Mosconi, M. (2015). Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show abnormalities during initial and subsequent phases of precision gripping. Journal of Neurophysiology. 113, Apr 1;113(7):1989-2001.