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    Charles D Hamad PhD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    AddressEunice Kennedy Shriver Center
    465 Medford Street, Suite 500
    Charlestown MA 02129
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      DepartmentShriver Center


        Academic Background

        Ph.D. University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
        M.A. Long Island University, Greenvale, NY
        B.A. Quinnipiac College, Hamden, CT
        Postdoctoral Management Training Institute, The Wharton School

        Current appointments:

        Co-Director, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)
        Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School
        Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School
        Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine

        Professional and Research InterestsCharles D. Hamad, Ph.D.

        A licensed child and developmental psychologist by training, Dr. Hamad has extensive experience working with children and their families. His research encompasses a broad range of issues affecting people with developmental disabilities. He is particularly noted for his work with applied behavior analysis and with technological approaches to helping children with autism. For his work in autism early intervention training, Dr. Hamad, along with his UMass Medical School colleague Richard Fleming, won the 2008 Sloan C award for the 'Most Outstanding Online Teaching and Learning Program' in the nation. This program was developed by the Shriver Center in collaboration with UMass Lowell and UMassOnline.  He has been the Principal Investigator on a number of National Institute of Health grants (see links below) developing online training courses for students and professionals who work with individuals with developmental disabilities.  The courses include a series of Early Intervention trainings directed at providers who support children with developmental disabilities,  a practitioner skills training program for autism behavioral early intervention providers, and trainings in emergency preparedness focused on the needs of people with disabilities for first responders and emergency managers.

        Recent Projects

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        1. Morrison, L., Fleming, C., Hamad, C., Gray, C., & Fleming, R. Online learning for early intervention professionals: Transition planning from early intervention to school. Journal of Special Education Technology. 2013; 28(2):43-51.
        2. Hamad, C. D., Serna, R. W., Morrison, L. A., & Fleming, R. K. Extending the reach of early intervention training for practitioners: A preliminary investigation of an online curriculum for teaching behavioral intervention knowledge in autism. Infants and Young Children. 2010; 23(3):195-208.
        3. Sulzer-Azaroff, B., Fleming, R. K., Tupa, M., Bass, R. W., & Hamad, C. D. Choosing objectives for a distance learning behavioral intervention in autism curriculum. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. 2008; 23(1):29-36.
        4. Fleming, R. K., Stokes, E. A., Curtin, C., Bandini, L. G., Gleason, J. G., Scampini, R., Maslin, M.C.T., & Hamad, C. Behavioral health in developmental disabilities: A comprehensive program of nutrition, exercise, and weight reduction. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy. 2008; 4(3):287-296.
        5. Bandini, L. G., Curtin, C., Hamad, C. D., Tybor, D. J., & Must, A. Prevalence of overweight in children with developmental disorders in the continuous national health and nutrition examination survey (NHANES) 1999-2002. Journal of Pediatrics. 2005; 146(6):738-43.
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