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Academic Background

BA Trinity College, Hartford, CT 1980
MSW Boston University School of Social Work, 1982
PHD Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2015

Current Faculty Appointments

Carol Curtin, PhD serves as the Associate Director of the UMMS Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center in addition to her roles as Director of the Shriver Center’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) programs. She is also Co-Director of the MCHB-funded Healthy Weight Research Network (HWRN). She is a Professor in the UMMS Departments of Family Medicine & Community Health and Psychiatry at the Medical School, and a faculty member of the UMMS Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.  Dr. Curtin also maintains faculty appointments in the Department of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine and at the Moakley Center for Public Management at Suffolk University.

Research and Professional Interests

Dr. Curtin has over 35 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities/psychiatric disorders and their families in a variety of settings and using a variety of clinical modalities. She has extensive management and leadership experience, having directed programs in clinical, academic, and research settings. Her research is focused on health promotion with an emphasis on identifying unique modifiable risk factors for obesity in populations of children and adults with disabilities and devising targeted and tailored interventions to meet their needs. She has served as a PI or Co-Investigator on private and federally-funded projects that have included epidemiological studies on the prevalence of obesity in disabled populations, weight loss and physical activity interventions for adolescents with ID and autism, and observational studies on physical activity, dietary patterns, and/or obesity in children with a varied developmental disabilities.

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Academic Article Food selectivity in children with autism spectrum disorders and typically developing children.
Academic Article Meals in Our Household: reliability and initial validation of a questionnaire to assess child mealtime behaviors and family mealtime environments.
Academic Article Prevalence of overweight in children with developmental disorders in the continuous national health and nutrition examination survey (NHANES) 1999-2002.
Academic Article Food selectivity and sensory sensitivity in children with autism spectrum disorders.
Academic Article Comparison of physical activity between children with autism spectrum disorders and typically developing children.
Concept Developmental Disabilities
Concept Child Development Disorders, Pervasive
Academic Article Comparison of sedentary behaviors between children with autism spectrum disorders and typically developing children.
Academic Article Obesity in children with autism spectrum disorder.
Academic Article A comparison of food refusal related to characteristics of food in children with autism spectrum disorder and typically developing children.
Academic Article Emergency preparedness of families of children with developmental disabilities: what public health and safety emergency planners need to know.
Academic Article Emergency preparedness of families of children with developmental disabilities: what public health and safety emergency planners need to know.
Academic Article Obesity Prevention for Children with Developmental Disabilities.
Academic Article Behavioral Health in Developmental Disabilities: A Comprehensive Program of Nutrition, Exercise, and Weight Reduction.
Academic Article The healthy weight research network: a research agenda to promote healthy weight among youth with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities.
Grant Healthy Weight Research Network for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities
Grant University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)
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  • Developmental Disabilities