Jennifer H. Elder, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Jennifer Elder, Ph.D., R.N., a professor in the UF College of Nursing, part of UF Health.
Dr. Elder is Project Lead for the Collaboration for Autism Research and Engagement project.
Dr. Elder has spent over 30 years studying autism and related child neuropsychiatric disorders and includes students from nursing and a variety of other disciplines in all of her research. Much of her family-focused work examines methods of educating families, enhancing family cohesion, and reducing caregiver stress of children with autism. Dr. Elder has been the primary investigator on four NIH/NINR grants totaling over $2.5 million dollars.
Watch as Dr. Elder explains what started her love for science and research, as well as the mission of her research – finding ways to help improve the quality of life of individuals affected by autism.