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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
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