I am a pediatric psychologist and assistant professor in the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology (BMCP), specializing in developmental and behavioral pediatrics. My clinical work includes supporting children and adolescents with developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Intellectual Disability. I am a member of an interdisciplinary team that makes these diagnoses. I also provide treatment services for behavioral feeding disorders and disruptive behavior utilizing principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). My clinical research interests are related to caregiver education and outreach programming, parent-mediated intervention, and behavioral feeding disorders.
I am passionate about developing innovative ways to support children with developmental disabilities. In 2020, my colleague and I received grant funding from the Jack H. Rubinstein Foundation to expand a pilot program focused on skill acquisition for young children with ASD. Now known as the Bridge Skill Development Program, this treatment line provides brief, parent-mediated early intervention for children under age 4 with ASD.
In addition to my clinical practice, I serve as the outreach and education lead in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DDBP). In this role, I coordinate and/or lead monthly caregiver education classes on a variety of topics. I also collaborate with community agencies who share common goals of supporting local families and children with developmental disabilities. Learn more about DDBP’s outreach and parent education programming.