David B. McAdam, Ph.D.

David B. McAdam, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 671
Rochester, NY 14642

Administrative: (585) 275-6605

Research Bio

Dr. McAdam's professional training is in the areas of behavior analysis and developmental disabilities including autism and intellectual disabilities. His clinical interests include behavioral interventions for challenging behavior, strategies for increasing the quality of life of persons with developmental disabilities, and teaching independent living skills. His research interests include the functional assessment and analysis of challenging behavior, preference assessment methods for persons with severe developmental disabilities, and interventions to increase the functional engagement of persons with disabilities in community-based settings such as group homes and employment settings.

Recent Journal Articles

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Armstrong, A., Madaus-Knapp, V., & McAdam, D.B. "Functional Analysis and Treatment of the Diurnal Bruxism of a 16-Year-Old Girl with Autism". Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 2014; 47: 1-5.
Maduas-Knapp V, Simmons L, Verstraete SK, McAdam DB. "Assessment and treatment of feeding-related problem behaviors of a 16-year-old girl with PDD-NOS: A school-based case study." Clinical Case Studies. 2012; 11: 276-284.
Williams DE, McAdam D. "Assessment, behavioral treatment, and prevention of pica: clinical guidelines and recommendations for practitioners." Research in developmental disabilities. 2012 33(6):2050-7. Epub 2012 Jun 28.
Napolitano DA, Smith T, Zarcone JR, Goodkin K, McAdam DB. "Increasing response diversity in children with autism." Journal of applied behavior analysis. 2010 43(2):265-71.
2007 May
Napolitano, D.A., Blakkman, L.A., Vallese, H.M., & McAdam, D.B. "Functional Communication Training to Reduce Pica". SLP-ABA. 2007; 1: 25-31.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (SMD) - Primary


PhD | Developmental & Child Psychology | University of Kansas2000
MA | Applied Behavior Analysis and Therapy | Southern Illinois University at Carbondale1992
BA | Psychology | California State University at Chico1988