Zack Williams

Zack Williams is an autistic M.D./Ph.D. candidate at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, as well as an affiliate of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and Vanderbilt’s Frist Center for Autism and Innovation. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology at Yale University and is currently pursuing a joint Ph.D. in neuroscience and hearing & speech sciences. He is the co-chair of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Autistic Researchers Committee and the Vice-chair of ANSWER (Autistic & Neurodivergent Scholars Working for Equity in Research) within the Autism Intervention Network on Physical Health (AIR-P). His research focuses on the sensory manifestations of autism in adulthood, the assessment and treatment of co-occurring physical and mental health problems in autistic adults, and the development of novel questionnaires and clinical measures to assess core and associated features of autism across the lifespan. As a psychiatrist-in-training, he hopes to specialize in the treatment of autistic adults with mood disorders and additional mental health conditions, working to develop evidence-based treatments and care pathways for this specific population. You can follow him on Twitter at @QuantPsychiatry.