Anne Wheeler, PhD, LADDER Project Lead

Dr. Anne Wheeler is a neurodevelopmental psychologist and senior research analyst at RTI International, where she conducts multiple research projects focused on the development of tools and strategies to improve outcomes for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, especially those with rare monogenetic/neurogenetic conditions. She is the director of the Linking Angelman and Dup15q Databases for Expanded Research (LADDER) and works on efforts to identify and improve outcome measures used to determine change in clinical trials for rare conditions like Angelman syndrome; and leads activities to reduce the age of diagnosis and provide targeted early intervention and support services for children diagnosed in infancy.

Dr. Wheeler is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry and School Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a practicing licensed psychologist at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities where she provides developmental and behavioral consultation for individuals with Angelman and Dup15q syndromes. She has been involved in clinical service provision and research focused on developmental and familial outcomes for children with genetic diagnoses for over 20 years.