Dora Raymaker, Ph,D. is a Research Assistant Professor at Portland State University’s Regional Research Institute for Human Services in the School of Social Work, Co-Director of the Academic Autism Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE, a community-academic partnership conducting research to improve the lives of adults on the autism spectrum), and an Autistic person.
Raymaker received training in Systems Science from Portland State University, and is broadly interested in community-engaged research practice; systems thinking; accessible technology, measurement adaptation, and knowledge translation; and dynamics at the intersection of science, society, and public policy. In application, Raymaker conducts intervention and services research in collaboration with disabilities and mental health communities; Raymaker’s autism research, primarily with adults, is focused on intervention development to improve healthcare access and quality, to improve employment outcomes, and to reduce stigma. Raymaker is the Associate Editor of the journal Autism in Adulthood.