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
for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service
, Department of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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 Associate Director of the 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 is currently a Principal Investigator on two National Institute of Health grants (see links below). One is to develop a series of Early Intervention training courses directed at providers who support children with developmental disabilities. The other is to develop a practitioner skills training programs for autism early behavioral intervention providers.