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Volunteer Spotlight – Kasee Stratton

Stars-In-CHARGE Award Winner 2021

Stars-In-CHARGE Recipient 2021 - Kasee Stratton

Dr. Kasee Stratton is a licensed psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist, and Associate Professor of School Psychology at Mississippi State University, where she directs the Bulldog CHARGE Syndrome Research Lab. Kasee’s day-to-day duties include serving as the Director of the T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability, a research center for individuals through the lifespan with disabilities. She also is the Co-Director of the Mississippi State University Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic.

Kasee’s clinical and research background primarily consists of clients with developmental delays, Autism, and rare genetic conditions such as CHARGE. She has authored numerous articles and presented on a range of topics related to CHARGE, including identifying pain, challenging behavior, family relationships, and sexuality. This includes many CHARGE presentations at national and international conferences.

She earned a doctorate in School Psychology from Central Michigan University, where she was a Research Assistant in the CHARGE Syndrome Research Laboratory led by Dr. Tim Hartshorne. In her sophomore year, Kasee had a chance meeting with Dr. Hartshorne to discuss graduate studies. This meeting ultimately led her to learning about CHARGE and joining his lab. “This is likely one of the single most important days of my life—I found a field I love, filled with the most generous and amazing individuals (our CHARGE family), and a professional mentor who ultimately became a dear friend. I’m forever thankful,” Kasee says.

Kasee completed a pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore. In 2013, she joined the faculty at Mississippi State University.