Witwer_Andrea_724x840Assistant Professor - Clinical

College of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Nisonger Center

371 E. McCampbell Hall
1581 Dodd Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • Developmental disabilities (DD)
  • Intellectual disabilities (ID)

Current Research Projects

Inpatient Care for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Disabilities: Dr. Witwer has been studying admission trends for those with ID, and attitudes of those who care for individuals with ASD and DD in inpatient psychiatric hospitals.

Screening and Assessment in Young Children with Developmental Disabilities: Dr. Witwer also has a line of research related to children (birth to three years) served in the Early Intervention System 1) examining how we screen for autism spectrum disorders, as well as other social-emotional difficulties in this population and 2) working with the Early Intervention System to develop an assessment tool to track treatment goals.


MA: Psychology, The Ohio State University
PhD: Intellectual and developmental disability psychology, The Ohio State University
Fellowship: Neurodevelopmental disabilities, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Professional Memberships

  •  American Psychological Association
  • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


  • Organization for Autism Research (OAR) Master's grant, 2004
  • Meritorious Service in Psychology 100 Educational Development, 2005
  • Alumni Grants Graduate Research grant, 2007
  • Ohio Department of Mental Health small research grant, 2008

Clinical profile  PubMed articles