The primary objective of the Clinical Translational Core (CTC) is to support IDDRC investigators by enhancing recruitment, diagnostic assessment, and characterization of a diverse range of research participants. The CTC maintains a participant registry and tracking system to facilitate the inclusion of participants matched to specific study eligibility criteria. The multidisciplinary CTC faculty and staff, managed by Core Director Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D., are available to advise studies on best practices for diagnostic assessment and measure selection, provide training in administration of standardized measures, establish and maintain reliability of administration fidelity, and conduct specialized diagnostic assessments as needed. To get access to services and resources please contact Brittani Phillips, Project Assistant at 916-703-0299 at

If you are not an IDDRC approved project, please submit a request for approval.

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For questions, please contact Michele Ono, Project Manager


  1. Development of study-specific recruitment plans
  2. Dissemination of study-specific recruitment materials at community outreach and recruitment events
  3. Access to research participant registry utilizing protocol-specific eligibility descriptor searches
  4. Advice on best practices in diagnostic assessment and standardized measure selection. Training in administration of diagnostic and psychological measures; establishment of initial reliability and maintenance of fidelity over time
  5. Phlebotomy services
  6. Diagnostic and psychological assessments by experienced evaluators

On-Line Request

Submit a request for IDDRC - Core B: Clinical Translation Core (CTC)

For questions, please contact Norman Brule, Project Manager



Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D., Core Director

Robin Hansen, M.D., Core Co-Director

Julie Schweitzer, Ph.D., Core Co-Director

Lesley Deprey, Ph.D., Core Psychologist

Dorcas Roa, Ph.D., Core Psychologist

Breanna Winder-Patel, Ph.D., Core Psychologist

Elise Hanzel, Ph.D., Core Psychologist

Susan Bacalman, L.C.S.W., Core Social Worker

Norman Brulé, Project Manager

Rhonda Wayne, CPT Tech II, Phlebotomist

Brenda L. Shelton, Participant Registry Specialist and Study Recruitment

Brittani A. Phillips, Core Project Assistant