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Jennifer D. Bass, PsyD, BCBA-D

Clinical Psychologist, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-803-2365


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Clinical Interests

Autism spectrum disorders; developmental disabilities; behavioral feeding disorders; parent training for behavior management of challenging behaviors

Research Interests

Siblings of children with autism spectrum disorders; social play skills; organizational behavior management (staff training and performance feedback)


Jennifer D. Bass, PsyD, BCBA-D, is a clinical psychologist in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DDBP) at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Bass joined the DDBP in June 2009.

Prior to joining the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center staff, Dr. Bass was the director of curriculum development and instructional support at the May Center for Child Development Randolph, a May Institute school outside of Boston, MA. While at the May Institute, Dr. Bass completed coursework and fieldwork to become a board certified behavior analyst in March 2009.

Dr. Bass completed her post-doctoral fellowship in mental retardation/developmental disabilities at Nationwide Children's Hospital. As a fellow, Dr. Bass specialized in the assessment and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. She also received extensive training in pediatric feeding disorders as a member of the Inpatient Feeding Program.

Dr. Bass' pre-doctoral training was in pediatric/behavioral psychology at the Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center. As an intern, Dr. Bass trained in a behavioral pediatrics clinic, an outpatient feeding clinic, and an early intensive behavioral intervention center-based program serving preschool children with autism spectrum disorders.

Dr. Bass received her doctoral degree from Xavier University and was a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) trainee through Cincinnati Children's Division of Developmental Disabilities as a graduate student. She received her master's degree from Radford University in Radford, VA and her bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. Dr. Bass was inspired to work with children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities after working at a summer camp for children with special needs.

Dr. Bass is currently providing a variety of services including psychological evaluations, behavioral feeding treatment, and short-term behavioral treatment to children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities and their families. Dr. Bass has presented her work at local, regional, and national conferences.

Education and Training

PsyD: Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 2004

Pre-Doctoral Internship: Pediatric Psychology; Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2003-2004

Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, 2004-2006

Ohio Psychology Licensure: 2006

Certification: Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral: 2009