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David B. McAdam, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-6605

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

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Faculty Appointments

  • Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics , Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (SMD)
  • Associate Chair Comm Affrs - Department of Warner School of Education (RC) - Joint

Biography

Research

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.

Credentials

Education

2000
PhD | University of Kansas
Psychology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

9/1/2000 - 8/1/2001
Fellowship in Behavioral Psychology at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center/The Kennedy Krieger Institute

Publications

Journal Articles

2018
Zhou, Z. C., McAdam, D. B., & Donnelly, D. R. "Endophenotypes: a conceptual link between anorexia nervosa and autism spectrum disorder." Research in developmental disabilities. 2018; 82: 153-165.

2015
Bearss, K., Johnson, C., Smith, T., Lecavalier, L., Swiezy, N., Aman, M., McAdam, D.B., Butter, E., Stillitano, C., Minshawi, N., Sukhodolsky, D., Mruzek, D.W., Turner, K., Neal, T., Hallett, V., Mulick, J. A., Green, B., Handen, B., Deng. Y., Dziura, J. & Scahill, L. "Parent training for young children with autism spectrum disorder and disruptive behavior: A randomized clinical trial." Journal of the American Medical Association. 2015; 313.

2014
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.

Books & Chapters

2017
Chapter Title: Differential Reinforcement (revised edition)
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Author List: Madaus-Knapp, V. & McAdam, D. B.
Edited By: F. Volkmar
Published By: Springer Publishing 2017

2017
Chapter Title: Overcorrection (revised edition).
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Author List: McAdam, D. B.. & Madaus-Knapp, V.
Published By: Springer Publishing 2017

2017
Chapter Title: Omission (revised edition)
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Author List: McAdam, D. B., & Madaus-Knapp, V.
Published By: Springer Publishing 2017

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