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San Diego: Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Ph.D. (Mental Health Director; AIM HI)

Sacramento: Aubyn Stahmer, Ph.D. (Education Director; CPRT)

Los Angeles: Anna Lau, Ph.D.

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Aubyn Stahmer

Aubyn Stahmer, Ph.D., is a clinical and research psychologist, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at UC Davis, Director of Community-based Treatment Research, UC Davis MIND Institute. Her research focuses on examining the use of evidence-based intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders and their families in school and community settings.

Principal Investigator

Melissa Mello

Melissa Mello, M.A., BCBA, earned her Master’s degree in Special Education from San Francisco State University and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has over 10 years of experience working with children with ASD in a variety of settings.  She is certified in ESDM, a naturalistic developmental behavioral intervention that incorporates PRT, and has extensive experience using behaviorally-based, empirically-validated treatments for children with ASD Ms. Mello is responsible for implementation of CPRT training with research participants.

CPRT Project Manager and Trainer

Patty Schetter

Patricia Schetter, M.A., BCBA, is a trainer for the TEAMS project providing Classroom Pivotal Response Teaching training for research participants. Schetter is a board certificated behavior analyst who has worked in public education since 1999 as a Program Specialist, classroom teacher, behavior analyst and provider of behavioral services. Mrs. Schetter has a master’s degree in Psychology; she holds a Pupil Personal Services Credential for School Counseling and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has worked with individuals with ASD and direct care.

CPRT Trainer

Amber Fitzgerald

Amber Fitzgerald, M.A., BCBA, is a trainer for the TEAMS project providing Classroom Pivotal Response Teaching training for research participants. Ms. Fitzgerald has her Master’s Degree in Special Education, holds a Special Education Teaching Credential for students with moderate to severe disabilities, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has over 15 years of experience working with children with disabilities and their families in a variety of educational, clinical, and community settings. 

CPRT Trainer

Kelsey Oliver

Kelsey Oliver, Ph.D., earned her doctoral degree in Education with an emphasis in Special Education, Disabilities, and Developmental Risk Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a trainer for the TEAMS project providing CPRT to research participants. She has over 10 years of experience working with children with ASD and their families in educational, clinical, and community settings,

Postdoc/CPRT Trainer

Allison Nahmias

Allison Nahmias, Ph.D. is a trainer for the TEAMS project at the UC Davis site. She received her Master's degree in Child Studies from Vanderbilt University and her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Nahmias has over 10 years of experience working with children with ASD and their families. Her research and clinical training have primarily focused on the use, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based practices for children with ASD.

Postdoc/ AIM HI Trainer

Einat Shoham Grosglik

Einat Shoham earned her Masters degree in Child Clinical Psychology from the Hebrew Universoty in Israel. She has been a licensed clinical psychologist in Israel saince 2013. She has over 10 years of experience working with children with ASD and their families. She is a trainer on the TEAMS study, providing CPRT training to research participants.

CPRT Trainer

Karina Chavez

Karina M. Chavez, B.S., is a Junior Specialist for the Collaborative START Lab at the UC Davis MIND Institute. She graduated from the University of California Davis in 2017 with a B.S. in Human Development and minors in Psychology, Education, and Chicana/o Studies. She has research assistant experience across various projects in ASD and education research. Ms.Chavez's role on the TEAMS study is focused on collecting data, managing research volunteers and providing support to project staff.   

Research Assistant

Felicia Huddleston

Felicia K. Huddleston, B.A., is a Laboratory Assistant in the Collaborative START Lab at the UC Davis MIND Institute. She graduated from the California State University, Sacramento in 2017 with a B.A. in Psychology. Felicia has 3+ years of research and clinical experience in the field of ASD. Felicia is currently a clinical support research assistant on the TEAMS study, where her main roles consist of helping lead AIM HI for the Sacramento region and manage coding for CPRT at the UC Davis site.

Research Assistant

Juan Gonzalez

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