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    Charles D Hamad PhD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentPediatrics
    AddressEunice Kennedy Shriver Center
    465 Medford Street, Suite 500
    Charlestown MA 02129
    Phone774-455-6590
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      DepartmentShriver Center

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        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:

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

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

        Dr. Hamad has extensive experience working with a broad range of issues affecting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He is particularly noted for his work in 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 developing online training courses for students and professionals who work with individuals with disabilities.  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.



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        1. Wolf-Fordham S, Curtin C, Maslin M, Bandini L, Hamad CD. Emergency preparedness of families of children with developmental disabilities: What public health and safety emergency planners need to know. J Emerg Manag. 2015 Jan-Feb; 13(1):7-18.
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        2. Wolf-Fordham SB, Twyman JS, Hamad CD. Educating first responders to provide emergency services to individuals with disabilities. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2014 Dec; 8(6):533-40.
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        3. Wolf-Fordham, S.B., Twyman, J.S., Hamad, C. D. Educating First Responders to Provide Emergency Services to Individuals with Disabilities. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2014; 8(6):533-540.
        4. Fleming, R.K., Curtin, C., Gray, C. & Hamad, C. . Discovering Behavioral Intervention: A Parent’s Interactive Guide to ABA. Current Issues in Emerging eLearning. 2014; 1(1):Article 3.
        5. 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.
        6. Hamad, C. D., Serna, R.W., Morrison, L., & Fleming, R. Extending the reach of early intervention training for practitioners: A preliminary investigation of an online curriculum for teaching behavioral intervention knowledge in autism to families and service providers. Journal of Early Intervention. 2010; 23(3):1-15.
        7. Sulzer-Azaroff, B., Fleming, R.K., Bass, R.W. & Hamad, C. Choosing objectives for a distance learning behavioral intervention in autism curriculum. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. 2008; 23(1):29-36.
        8. McIlvane, W. J., Kledaras, J., Dube, W., Serna, R. & Hamad, C.D. Developing a true behavioral technology for teaching pre-academic skills to people with mental retardation. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 2000; (44):388.
        9. Wolf-Fordham, S., Curtin, C., Maslin, M., Bandini, L., & D. Hamad, C. D. Emergency Preparedness of Families of Children with Developmental Disabilities: What Public Health and Safety Emergency Planners Need to Know. Journal of Emergency Management, in press.
        10. Serna, R. W., Foran, M. M., Cooke, C. Hurd, K. E., Tello, A. J., Vangapalli, R. & Hamad, C. D. Teaching discrete-trial training: The effects of asynchronous computer-based instruction on live implementation. Journal of Special Education Technology, in press.
        11. Serna, R. W., Lobo, H. E., Fleming, C. K., Fleming, R. K., Curtin, C., Foran, M. M., & Hamad, C. D. Innovations in behavioral intervention preparation for paraprofessionals working with children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Special Education Technology, in press.
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