Dr. Stormi Pulver White received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Syracuse University. She then went on to pursue master’s degree in school psychology at St. John's University. Upon graduation, she worked as a research assistant at the University of Rochester Medical Center in the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities on a Studies To Advance Autism Research and Treatment (STAART) center grant focused on the genotype prediction and phenotype of response to treatment in ASD. Inspired by her experience at the University of Rochester, Dr. White went on to complete her doctoral degree in school psychology at the University of Albany, State University of New York. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Center for Disability Services where she worked as behavioral specialist in adult day habilitation and residential treatment programs as well as performed outpatient assessments for disability determination and screenings for the neurology service. Dr. White went on to complete her postdoctoral work at Vanderbilt University's Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders where she was also awarded a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellowship.

In 2012, Dr. White joined the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center, where she is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Head of the Psychology Division at the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD), a cooperative venture between UTSW and Children’s Health. Dr. White's area of clinical expertise is the early identification of autism spectrum disorders. She holds psychology licensure in Texas and Tennessee as well as a credential as a Health Service Provider through the National Register.   Her research interests include early identification and intervention for ASD and phenotype and natural history of rare variant disorders associated with ASD.  


Undergraduate School
Syracuse University (2001), Psychology
Graduate School
St. John's University (2005), Psychology
Center for Disability Services (2010), Psychology
Graduate School
University at Albany, State University of New York (2011), Psychology
Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (2012), Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (2012), Autism & Developmental Disabilities


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Reduced habituation of auditory evoked potentials indicate cortical hyper-excitability in Fragile X Syndrome
L E Ethridge, S P White, M W Mosconi, J Wang, M J Byerly and J A Sweeney Translational Psychiatry 2016
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show abnormalities during initial and subsequent phases of precision gripping.
Wang Z, Magnon G, White SP, Greene R, Vaillancourt DE, Mosconi M J. Neurophysiol. 2014 Dec jn.00661.2014
Early Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Progress, Challenges, and Remaining Questions for Families and Professionals
White, S. P., Weitlauf, A. S., & Warren, Z. E. IRRDD 2012 43 47-86

Honors & Awards

  • Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Disabilities (LEND) Fellowship, Vanderbilt University
  • Above and Beyond Award, Center for Disability Services

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • International Society for Autism Research (2015)
  • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2013)
  • The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (2009)
  • American Psychological Association (2002)
  • National Association of School Psycholgists (2002)