Susan Brasher first became involved with PCORI in 2015 as the project coordinator for a Pipeline to Proposal (P2P) award engaging families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) living in rural areas. She holds a doctorate in nursing with an emphasis in ASD and has an extensive background in patient centeredness through her work as a pediatric registered nurse and certified pediatric nurse practitioner. Brasher is an assistant professor at Emory University, where she teaches pediatric nursing and ways to effectively engage patients and stakeholders in healthcare decision making. She was awarded a P2P award in 2018 to form partnerships with young adults with ASD and stakeholders to address transitioning to adulthood in ASD. In 2019, Brasher and her team of patients and stakeholders obtained a PCORI Engagement Award to further nurture engagement in patients and stakeholders around the topic of transitioning to adulthood in ASD. She has served as a consultant on numerous PCORI award applications.

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