Charles D Hamad PhD
|Institution||University of Massachusetts Medical School|
|Address||Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center|
465 Medford Street, Suite 500
Charlestown MA 02129
|Institution||UMMS - Programs, Centers and Institutes|
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
Interim Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School
for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (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 Interests
Charles D. Hamad, Ph.D. is Interim Director of the UMass Medical School Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, as well as Executive Director of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD).
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.
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