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Assistant Professor
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Bondurant Hall 2053 – CB #7122
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Phone: (919) 843-4468

Dr. Micheal Sandbank is an internationally renowned expert on early interventions for children on the autism spectrum. She is the lead researcher on Project AIM, a comprehensive and ongoing meta-analysis of all nonpharmacological interventions designed for young autistic children, which was selected as one of the Top Advances in Autism Research in 2020 by the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Her work has been published in prestigious journals such as The BMJ, JAMA Pediatrics, and Psychological Bulletin.

View Dr. Sandbank’s CV


  • PhD, Special Education, 2015, Vanderbilt University
  • MEd, Special Education, 2011, Vanderbilt University
  • BA, Modern Languages, 2006, University of Louisiana, Lafayette


  • Licensed Special Education Teacher (Comprehensive Grades K-12)

Courses Taught

  • HSCI 918 : Introduction to Meta-analysis
  • OCCT 704 : Research Methods in Occupational Science and Therapy