Pediatric - Developmental & Behavioral

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    Laura McGuinn, Division Director

  • Faculty Position

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    Allison Cavender, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Justin Schwartz, Associate Professor (P)

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    Kimberlly Stringer, Associate Professor (P)

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    Laura McGuinn, Professor (P)

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    Snehal Khatri, Associate Professor (P)

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Cassandra Newsom, Associate Professor (S)

    I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Alabama with speciality training in pediatric neuropsychology. My clinical and research work focuses on autism spectrum disorders, related rare genetic disorders and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. I am Director of the Civitan Autism and Neurodevelopment Research (CANDR) Core and Clinic through the Civitan International Research Center. I also provide clinical diagnostic services for young children with suspected autism through the Dev...

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    Kristi Guest, Assistant Professor (S)

    Dr. Kristi Carter Guest is the Disabilities Services Coordinator for the UAB Early Head Start Program, Research Coordinator for the UAB Civitan-Sparks Clinics and the UAB Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology. She serves on the Executive Board for the Central Alabama Early Intervention Council and is on the planning committee for the statewide Alabama Early Intervention Conference.

    Dr. Gu...

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    Sarah O'Kelley, Assistant Professor (S)

    Dr. O’Kelley is the Director of the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Clinic at UAB Civitan-Sparks Clinics; she is also involved in psychology and interdisciplinary clinical training as the UAB LEND training director. She currently serves as leader of a state work group focused on Developmental Screening and Surveillance for Autism Spectrum Disorders (Act Early Alabama state team). Her clinical interests include cognitive and diagnostic assessment, individual and group therapy approaches, and scho...

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    Stephen Mitchell, Associate Professor (S)

    Dr. Stephen Mitchell is an Associate Professor and a board-certified Pediatric Dentist. He directs the Sparks Dental Clinic, a clinic that focuses on treating patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dr. Mitchell trained at UAB School of Dentistry where he earned his DMD is 1995, a certificate in Advanced General Dentistry in 1996, certificates in Pediatric Dentistry and Cariology in 2000 and a Masters in Oral Biology in 2001. His passion for providing care for patients with sp...

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