Zachary E. Warren, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Special Education, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Executive Director
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center TRIAD

Dr. Warren is Executive Director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s (VKC) Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), Director of Autism Clinical Services within the Division of Developmental Medicine at Vanderbilt’s Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital, and Director of Autism Research for the VKC and the Department of Pediatrics.   His current research focuses on early detection and intervention for ASD as well as the development of technological applications for potential intervention.  Dr. Warren has received funding and support from AHRQ, Autism Speaks, CDC, NICHD, NIMH, NSF, the Simons Foundation and other agencies.  Dr. Warren is considered a national and international leader regarding ASD screening and treatment.  He was the lead content expert across recent USPTF reviews of ASD screening and AHRQ reviews of autism treatment.  In addition, to his research activities, Dr. Warren oversees the large TRIAD professional development structures that provide evidence-based training for ASD and IDD across the state through the Department of Education (DOE).  Dr. Warren has also served as the PI of the Tennessee site of the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network since 2015.