Pediatric - Developmental & Behavioral

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    Laura McGuinn, Division Director 2019 -

  • Faculty Position

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    Ada Peralta-Carcelen, Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Allison Cavender, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Justin Schwartz, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Kimberlly Stringer, Associate Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Laura McGuinn, Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Snehal Khatri, Associate Professor (P) 2018 -

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Cassandra Newsom, Associate Professor (S) 2019 -

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    Fred Biasini, Associate Professor (S) 2018 -

    Dr. Fred J. Biasini is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of Sparks Clinics and Director of Interdisciplinary Training at the Civitan International Research Center. He also serves as Director of the UAB Early Head Start Program. He has worked in the field of developmental disabilities since 1975.

    During Dr. Biasini's six years of his graduate studies he worked in residential facilities for children and adults with developmental disabilities. He completed an inte...

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    Kristi Guest, Assistant Professor (S) 2018 -

    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) 2018 -

    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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