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    Kathleen Braden MD

    TitleProfessor Emeritus
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    AddressEunice Kennedy Shriver Center
    465 Medford Street, Suite 500
    Charlestown MA 02129
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      InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
      DivisionDevelopment & Behavioral Pediatrics

      InstitutionUMMS - Programs, Centers and Institutes
      DepartmentLEND Program

      InstitutionUMMS - Programs, Centers and Institutes
      DepartmentShriver Center


        Academic Background


        B.A., Barnard College of Columbia University, 1971
        M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1978

        Current appointments:

        Director,Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental & Related Disabilities (LEND), University of Massachusetts Medical School Shriver Center

        Clinical Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, UMass Medical School

        Kathleen Braden, Ph.D.Research Interests:

        • Work internationally with children with or at risk for developmental disabilities
          • Mpilonhle Project, Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Development of Health Education Curriculum and in-school health support system for students in 12 rural high schools at risk for HIV, pregnancy.
          • Asenze Project, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Measure the incidence and prevalence of developmental disabilities and the status of HIV in 2000 preschool children.

        Professional Interests:

        • Curriculum development
          • Distance learning curriculum for medical residents on autism
          • Interdisciplinary curriculum and evaluation clinic for children with developmental disabilities and mental health concerns
          • Curriculum on developmental disabilities for Family Medicine residents
        • Disability related legislative issues at the federal level
        • Early identification of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

        selected publications
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        1. Braden K, Swanson S, Di Scala C. Injuries to children who had preinjury cognitive impairment: a 10-year retrospective review. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003 Apr; 157(4):336-40.
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