Charles D. Hamad, Ph.D

Charles D. Hamad, Ph.DAssociate Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center
Director, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Tufts University School of Medicine

As a licensed child and developmental psychologist by training, Dr. Hamad has extensive experience working with children and their families. His research encompasses a broad range of issues affecting people with developmental disabilities. He is particularly noted for his work with Applied Behavior Analysis and technical approaches to helping children with autism. In 2008, Dr. Hamad, along with his colleague Dr. Richard Fleming, received the Sloan C award for “Most Outstanding Online Teaching and Learning” program in the nation for his work in autism early intervention training at the Shriver Center. 

Dr. Hamad has a B.A. from Quinnipiac College in Hamden, Conn., an M.A. from Long Island University in Greenvale, N.Y., and a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in Lawrence.  Grant-funded projects include Developmental Disabilities Early Intervention Training (PI, NIH) and Behavioral Intervention in Autism: Practitioner Skills (PI, NIH).