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Heather Carmichael Olson, PhD

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Heather Carmichael Olson, PhD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

On staff since February 2005

Academic Title: Senior Lecturer

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

"We didn’t just run a research project; we connected with families in a very real way, so much so that they reach out to us even a year later. To me this is a benefit that goes beyond the data that we’ve gathered and the way we’ve affected public policy. It speaks to the fact that we’ve made a meaningful, heartfelt connection with these families."

Making a Difference

Overview

Medical/Professional School
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Fellowship
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Clinical Interests

Assessment and treatment of children ages 0-5; with emphasis on family-centered care; diagnosis and treatment of children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; fetal alcohol effects; in-utero exposure to drugs and alcohol.

Research Focus Area

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Publications

Magnetic resonance imaging outcomes from a comprehensive magnetic resonance study of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research , 2009 Oct: 1671-89
Interventions for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs): overview of findings for five innovative research projects.
Research in developmental disabilities , 2009 Sep-Oct: 986-1006
Magnetic resonance spectroscopy outcomes from a comprehensive magnetic resonance study of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Magnetic resonance imaging , 2009 Jul: 760-78
"Family matters:" fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and the family.
Developmental disabilities research reviews , 2009: 235-49
Neuropyschological and behavioral outcomes from a comprehensive magnetic resonance study of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
The Canadian journal of clinical pharmacology = Journal canadien de pharmacologie clinique , 2009 Winter: e178-201
Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: a descriptive profile of adaptive function.
Canadian journal of occupational therapy. Revue canadienne d'ergotherapie , 2008 Oct: 238-48
Sensory processing, school performance, and adaptive behavior of young school-age children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Physical & occupational therapy in pediatrics , 2008 May: 117-36
Exploring the utility of narrative analysis in diagnostic decision making: picture-bound reference, elaboration, and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR , 2007 Apr: 459-74
Proceedings of the 2006 annual meeting of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Study Group.
Alcohol (Fayetteville, N.Y.) , 2006 Aug: 61-5

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
The Washington State FAS Diagnostic and Prevention NetworkNational Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism $354,000.00Jan. 1, 2009
Transitioning Science-Based FASD Intervention to the CommunityCenters for Disease Control and Prevention $1,200,000.00Jan. 1, 2005
FAS DPN TrainingWashington State Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse $Ongoing RevenueJan. 1, 1998

Primary Office

Seattle Children's Research Institute
CW8-6 - Child Health, Behavior and Development
2001 Eighth Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
206-987-3810

Additional Offices

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic and Prevention Network
Center on Human Development and Disability, University of Washington Medical Center
PO Box 357920 FAS Diagnostic Clinic
Seattle, WA 98195
206-598-9666

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