Clinical Fellow, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics


About Me

Clinical Interests

Assessment and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities; challenging behavior; applied behavior analysis; functional analysis and function-based interventions; school consultation; early intervention; parent training

Research Interests

Development of efficient and effective methods related to assessment and treatment of challenging behavior; improving social validity of behavioral interventions

Clinical Divisions

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

My Education

PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2020.

Internship: Emory University School of Medicine/CHOA - Marcus Autism Center, Atlanta, GA, 2019-2020.

MEd: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2016.

MSW: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2011.

BA: Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2009.

My Publications

Using Teacher Praise With Middle and High School Students. Haydon, T; Musti-Rao, S; Kennedy, A; Murphy, M; Hunter, W; Boone, J. Beyond Behavior. 2020; 29:108-115.

Examining the Generalization of a Combined Independent and Interdependent Group Contingency for Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Hawkins, RO; Collins, TA; Haas Ramirez, L; Murphy, JM; Ritter, C. Behavioral Disorders. 2020; 45:238-251.

Combining Social Skills Instruction and the Good Behavior Game to Support Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Meredith Murphy, J; Hawkins, RO; Nabors, L. Contemporary School Psychology. 2020; 24:228-238.

Navigating the APPIC Match. Hawkins, R; Collins,, T; Murphy, JM. In: Newman D, Ed. The School Psychology Internship A Guide for Interns and Supervisors. New York: Routledge; 2019.

Assessing challenging behaviors. Hawkins, RO; Collins, TA; Murphy, J. In: Matson JL, Ed. Handbook of Intellectual Disabilities: Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice. Switzerland: Springer Nature; 2019.

The promise of technology in the recruitment and retention of culturally and linguistically diverse students in school psychology programs. Collins, T; Proctor, S; McKinley, L; Murphy, J; Heidelberg, K. In: Fischer A; Collins T; Dart E; Radley K, Ed. Technology Applications in School Psychology Consultation, Supervision, and Training. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Consultation, Supervision, and Professional Learning in School Psychology Series; 2018.

Promoting supportive peer relationships using peer reporting interventions. Collins, T; Murphy, J; Heidelberg, K. In: Nabors L; Hawkins R, Ed. Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Children Through Games and Play Making Social Emotional Learning Fun. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.; 2018.