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Dr. Lisa Ulmer
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow
Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering
Division of Information and Intelligent Systems
Class of 2021–2022

Dr. Lisa Ulmer is a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Division of Information and Intelligent Systems, at NSF. She is a clinical psychologist who has specialized in providing therapy and psychological assessments for children, adolescents and adults presenting with a range of concerns. She holds a B.A. in psychology, with a minor in French, from James Madison University. She also holds a master's degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her graduate research focused on relationships between peer victimization and factors, such as delinquency and social competence, among adolescents. She also completed an American Psychological Association-accredited internship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, in Memphis, Tennessee, as well as a postdoctoral fellowship in early childhood therapy and assessment at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. She has completed the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program in both Virginia and Tennessee. Lisa's policy interests include the areas of mental health, health care and poverty. In her free time, Lisa enjoys exploring northern Virginia with her husband, daughter and adorable Jack Russell mix, planning the family's next trip, baking and reading.