Steven Staugaitis, Ph.D.

Steve Staugaitis

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
(Recently Retired) Assistant Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health

Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research (CDDER), Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center
University of Massachusetts Medical School 

Dr. Staugaitis is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 40 years of experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In his role within CDDER, Dr. Staugaitis provided consultation and support to develop programs and policies that enhance both the services and management practices within state developmental disability systems. His research interests include the use of behavioral approaches for the self-management of wellness and health, the use of quantitative information as a quality enhancement tool, and organizational strategies for enhancing risk management and quality improvement programs in the field of developmental disabilities. He has been a principal investigator on a number of federal grants, including an NIH grant (#5 R42 HD063179-03) that supported the online development of UDiscovering online courses on Risk Management in Developmental Disabilities

Dr. Staugaitis has a B.A. in psychology, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from St. John’s University in New York, N.Y. He also holds an M.S. in management sciences from Rennselear at Hartford, Conn.