November 14, 2023
Matthew O’Brien, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. He completed his doctorate in Psychological and Quantitative Foundations from the University of Iowa under the guidance of Dr. David Wacker and completed postdoctoral fellowships in neuropsychology and behavioral psychology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. O’Brien serves as the Director of Biobehavioral Services and Director of Research and Psychology for the Iowa LEND program. He is a Co-Principal Investigator on a multisite R01 research grant funded by NIH evaluating behavioral assessment through telehealth and conducts research related to functional analysis of severe and challenging behavior in individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
Kelly M. Schieltz, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics at the University of Iowa. She is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. For over 15 years, she has worked in a variety of outpatient clinics for problem behavior, and on a variety of federally-funded and state-funded research and service grants that focused on training parents and school professionals on behavior analytic procedures in-vivo and via telehealth. Additionally, she has trained primary care physicians to diagnose autism via ECHO Autism. Currently, she directs a brief outpatient clinic for problem behavior and serves as an investigator on two federally-funded research grants: one focused on training parents in their homes via telehealth and one that evaluates behavioral persistence and treatment relapse when treatment is challenged. She also serves as an expert panel member of ECHO Autism: Behavior Solutions.
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