Sarika Peters, PhD

Sarika Peters, PhD


Dr. Peters is a psychologist who has extensive experience in the detailed behavioral and neurophysiological characterization of neurogenetic disorders, including the creation of new methods of assessment for these conditions. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and then completed a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities training fellowship at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. Dr. Peters conducts clinical research in Rett syndrome and MECP2 duplication syndrome. She uses novel methods of assessment inclusive of wearable devices and event-related potentials to track clinical severity and is conducting validation studies of remote/at-home assessment. She has also examined immune and stress biomarkers of disease severity and has been part of clinical trials and outcome measure development.