Catherine McClain, M.D., P.T., F.A.A.P.

University of New Mexico
Pediatrics
Center for Development and Disability
2300 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
 
Phone: 505-272-0322
Email: cmcclain@salud.unm.edu
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Last Updated: September 28, 2016

Catherine McClain
 

Primary Activity Coordinators: Medical Director
 
Discipline(s): Disability Studies
Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
Family Studies
Human Development/Child Development
Medicine-Pediatrics
Physical Therapy
Education/Special Education
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Research: Curriculum Development

Pediatric Intern Development and Disability Rotation Manual. Osbourn, P., McClain, C. TEAMING: Techniques for Education of Children with Autism to Meet Individualized Goals, an instructional manual, funded through the Ensuring Inclusion grant by NM Department of Education, 1997.
Third Year Pediatric Resident Developmental Disabilities Rotation Manual. Parents as Partners Curriculum for Third Year Medical Students, in collaboration with team.
Healthcare Professional Module, Teams in Early Intervention (Project TIE), funded by US Department of Education, 1993.

Boards and Committees



University:
UNM School of Medicine Admissions Committee, October 2006-current.
Search committee member for Occupational Therapy Program Director faculty position, 10/05-4/07.
UNM/SOM Ad Hoc Committee on Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor, 2004-current, co-chair for 2006.
UNM/HSC Human Research and Review Committee, member, 10/2003-7/2005.
CDD Long Term Therapy Task Force, member, 2001-2003.
UNM Health Sciences Center Health Policy Task Force, 2001-2004.
Families as Faculty Task Force, 1997-2004.
Department of Pediatrics Staff Award Committee, member, 2001-2003.
Developmental Disabilities Services and Training Task Force, Health Sciences Center, member, 2001-2002.
UNM/HSC DD Task Force Training subcommittee chair, 2001-2002.
College of Education, Nutrition Program, Advisory Committee, member, 1999-2003.
Department of Pediatrics Finance Committee, member, 1996-2000.
Families as Partners Council, previously named the Children Hospital Parent Advisory Board, faculty liaison, 1996-2003.
Developmental Disabilities Network and Curriculum committee, member, 1995-2000.
Search committee for 3 faculty position in the Physical Therapy Program, member, 1995.

State and Local


Developmental Screening Steering Committee, member, 2005-current.
Adelante Development Center Board of Directors, member, 2005-current.
Envision NM Steering Committee, member, 2004-current.
NM Behavioral Health Planning Council (BHPC), member appointed by Governor Richardson, 2004-current.
NM BHPC Childrens subcommittee, member, 2004-current.
NM BHPC Neurobevahioral Subcommittee, Chair, 2004-current.
NM Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC), member, 1996-current.
NM DDPC Membership Committee, 2005- 2006.

NM DDPC Policy Committee, 2002- current.
NM DDPC Planning Task Force, 2001-2003.
NM Pediatric Society Children with Chronic Disabilities Committee, member, (1994-current).
New Mexico Autism Society Board of Directors, 2002-2004.
NM DDPC Health and Human Services Committee, member, (1998-2000).
NM Department of Health, Disability and Health Advisory Committee, member, (1997-2002).
Childrens SSI Ad Hoc Coalition, member, (1997-2002).
Cimarron Peer Review Panel, member, 1999-2001.
NM State Childrens Health Insurance Plan Phase II-A Developmental Disabilities Subcommittee member, (1998-1999).
NM Department of Health and State Department of Education, Partners for Children with Intensive Service Needs, member, (1998-1999).
Managed Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs Ad Hoc Task Force founding member, (1998-2000).
NM DDPC Training and Development Committee, chair, (1996-1998).
NM DDPC Medicaid Committee, member(1997-1998).
NM State Team for SIFT-OUT Project, member, (1996-1998).
NM Disability Prevention Project Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Surveillance Committee, member, (1995-1997).
Project Ta-Kos Advisory Committee, member, (1995-1997).
Project Teams in Early Intervention (TIE) Advisory Board, member, (1993-1996).

National

AUCD Legislative Affairs Committee, 2001-current.
National Goals Conference, January 2003, invited participant.
Surgeon Generals Conference, Health Disparities and Mental Retardation, December, 2001, Invited participant.
American Association of University Affiliated Programs (AAUAP) Board of Directors, elected, member-at-large 1997-2000.
LEND Directors Meeting, co-chair, 1998-2000.
AAUAP MCH Task Force, member, 1996-1997.
MCHB Advisory Panel, 1999-2001.
J.P. Kennedy, Jr., Foundation, Blue Ribbon Panel, 2000.

Education: Postgraduate Education

Fellowship

Developmental Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 1991- July 1993.

Residency

Department of Pediatrics, University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 1989-June 1991

Internship

Department of Pediatrics, University of New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 1988-June 1989


Medical Education


1988 - Doctor of Medicine, University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Undergraduate Education

1975, Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, The University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Illinois.
1970-1973, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

Service:

HONORS



Toby Long Award for Best Article, Pediatric Physical Therapy, February, 2005.
Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Foundation Public Policy Fellowship, 1/2000-12/2000. Recruited applicant for this national competition.
One-year appointment with Senator Charles Grassley, Senate Special Committee on Aging, working on Medicaid and other health related issues.
AAUAP Board of Directors, member-at-large, 1997-2000.
YWCA Women On The Move Nomination, 1999.
Nominated for the Richmond Cerebral Palsy Award, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine, 1998.
University of Oklahoma Faculty Leadership Program - Advanced Program, June, 1997.
Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Institute Mini-Fellowship, Children's' Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, July 1996.
University of Oklahoma Faculty Leadership Institute, August 1995.

Center for Development and Disability Awards



Blue Ribbon Consumer Health Information Recognition Award for Libraries from US National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS), 2004.
Association of University Centers on Disability Council on Consumer Affairs Award, 2003.
The Arc of New Mexico Outstanding Program of the Year Award, 1999.
Adelante Development Center Supported Employment Employer of the Year Award, 1998.

Professional Membership



American Academy of Pediatrics
New Mexico Pediatric Society
American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
American Association on Mental Retardation

Invited Federal Review Panels



National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research grant program review, October 2000.
Center for Learning and Leadership, University of Okalahoma Health Sciences Center, ADD Technical Assistance site visit, November 2001.
Institute on Disability/UAP, University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth Medical School, ADD Technical Assistance site visit, January 2002.
Center for Disabilities and Development, University of Iowa Health Sciences Center, ADD Technical Assistance site visit, December 2002.
Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, ADD Technical Assistance site visit, January 2003.
HRSA grant reviewer, February 2003.
Tips for Kids, MO LEND Program, University of Missouri- Columbia, HRSA/MCHB Technical Assistance Site Visit, September 2004.


Vita/Bio

Presentations and Posters

  • NM Nurse Practitioner Council 13th Annual Current Concepts in Primary Care Symposium, "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome", Albuquerque, NM (April, 1993)
  • NM Nurse Practitioner Council 14th Annual Current Concepts in Primary Care Symposium, "Attention Deficit Disorder-Medications", Albuquerque, NM (April, 1994)
  • Association for the Care of Children's Health, "A Care Conference Model: Families and Medical Care Providers Collaborating", Toronto, Canada (May, 1994)
  • Association for the Care of Children's Health, "The Use of Audiotapes to Enhance Communication", poster, Toronto, Canada (May, 1994)
  • Carrie Tingley Hospital Statewide Cerebral Palsy Seminar, "Early Diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy", Albuquerque, NM (August, 1994)
  • Low Mountain Boarding School, "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome", Low Mountain, Arizona (August, 1994)
  • Magic Years Annual Conference, "Multidisciplinary Assessment of Children with Autism and Related Disorders". Albuquerque, NM  (September, 1994)
  • University of Colorado, Western Region for Faculty Development, "But He Knows His Colors", Denver CO, ( March, 1995)
  • NM Council for Exceptional Children, "Young Children with Autism", Albuquerque, NM, (March 1995)
  • Albuquerque Public Schools, "Serving Children with Severe Disabilities in the Classroom - Medical Syndromes", Albuquerque, NM, (March, 1995)
  • NM Council for Exceptional Children, "From Assessment to the Classroom", Albuquerque, NM (March, 1995)
  • Indian Education National Conference on Special Education Issues for Early Childhood, "Developmental Disabilities: An Overview", Albuquerque, NM (June, 1995)
  • Western Association of Independent Camps, "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Impact on Camp Performance", Santa Fe, NM (November, 1995)
  • Albuquerque Public Schools, "Etiology and Diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy", Albuquerque, NM (March, 1996)
  • International Parent-to-Parent Annual Conference, "Can Care Conferences Occur in Your Home Community?" Albuquerque, NM (April, 1996)
  • Autism Society of America Annual Meeting, "Architects of Change", Milwaukee, Wisconsin (July, 1996)
  • "Implementing Family-Centered Practices Into My Work", Glorieta, NM (September, 1996)
  • Magic Years Annual Conference, "Can Care Conferences Occur In Your Home Community?" Albuquerque, NM (September, 1996)
  • NM Pediatric Society 1997 Fall Meeting, "Autism", Socorro, NM (October, 1997)
  • Child Nutrition: An Issue of Community Concern, MCHB, "Understanding the Toddler in Relation to Nutritional Requirements and Eating Behavior", Dallas, TX (November, 1997)
  • Strengthening the Family-Professional Partnership Conference, "So What If There Are Too Many Chefs in the Kitchen?: Using Care Conferences to Promote Quality Collaboration When a Child Needs a Large Team of Providers", Albuquerque, NM (March, 1998)
  • "Young Children with Autism", Silver City, NM (May, 1998)
  • Association for the Care of Children's Health, "Parents as Partners in Medical Education", Kansas City Kansas (June, 1998)
  • Magic Years Annual Conference, "Parents as Faculty: Educating the Next Generation of Teachers and Doctors", Albuquerque, NM (September, 1998)
  • Crowe, T.K., McClain, C. & Provost, B. "Motor development of two-year-old typically developing Native American children on the Peabody Developmental Motor Scales", American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas (September, 1998)
  • NM Autism conference, "His Behavior is Unusual, But Is It Autism?", Albuquerque, NM (October, 1998)
  • NM Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, "Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities", Albuquerque, NM (October, 1998)
  • NM Disability and Health Research Symposium, "Research That Has Made a Difference", panel presentation, Albuquerque, NM (November, 1998)
  • UNM Department of Pediatrics Continuing Education, "Interventions in Autism" Silver City, NM (July, 1999)
  • American Public Human Services Association, "The Family Opportunity Act of 2000", Washington, DC (March, 2000)
  • Congressional Adoption Coalition, "The Family Opportunity Act" Washington, DC (May, 2000)
  • ASPE, Public Policy Panel, Washington, DC (November, 2000)
  • Amazing Newborn Conference, UNM Department of Pediatrics, "Children with Asperger Syndrome", Albuquerque, NM (January, 2003)
  • Building Partnerships, National IHS, SAMHSA, CSAT, CSAP Conference, "Innovative Strategies in Tribal Communities: The Indian Children's Program" San Diego, CA (June, 2003)
  • Lovelace Pediatric Grand Rounds, "Autism Spectrum Disorder", Albuquerque, NM (May, 2003)
  • UCEDD Directors meeting, panel presentation, "Working with Our Partners-Councils, P&As & State Agencies: How to position ourselves for the future", Washington, DC (September, 2003)
  • Northern New Mexico Primary Care Symposium, "Pervasive Developmental Disorders", Santa Fe, NM (September, 2003)  
  • NM School Psychologist Annual Meeting, "Asperger Syndrome", Las Cruces, NM (September, 2003)
  • AUCD Annual Conference, "Improving Communities of Practice: Innovation in Training and  Technical Assistance with BIA Funded Schools on the Navajo Nation", Bethesda, MD (November, 2003)
  • AUCD Annual Conference, "Celebrating Collaboration and Diversity: The Indian Children's Program, a Collaboration of 3 UCEDDs", Bethesda, MD (November, 2003)
  • Lovelace Clinic Foundation Practical Pediatrics, "Autism Spectrum Disorders", Albuquerque, NM (March, 2004)
  • IHS/SAMHSA and the National Behavioral Health Conference, "Indian Children's Program: Cross Cultural Lessons Learned about FASD", San Diego, CA (June, 2004)
  • Kodituwakku, P. W., Cassell, C., McClain, C., & Osbourn, P. "A Comparison of Executive Dysfunction in Children with Autism and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders", Poster, Research Society on Alcoholism,Vancouver, Canada (July, 2004)
  • Southwest Conference on Disability, "A Best Practice Action Plan for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Promoting Health Systems Change", Albuquerque, NM (September, 2004)
  • Office of School Health and NM Pediatric Society Meeting, "Managing Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Problems: Practical Solutions for the Busy Primary Care Provider", Case Facilitator, Albuquerque, NM (September, 2004)
  • NM Psychological Association, "Recent Advances in Our Understanding of Autism and Asperger Syndrome", Albuquerque, NM (October, 2004)
  • Osbourn, P., McClain, C., "Collaborating for Effective Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder", poster, AUCD Annual Meeting and Conference, Bethesda, MD (November, 2004)
  • Lorman Education Services, "Understanding Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism", Albuquerque, NM  (January, 2006)
  • Guam Service Providers, "Early Identification and Differential Diagnosis in Autism Spectrum Disorder", University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam (August, 2006)
  • Project Tinituhon Strategic Planning Team, "Medical Home and ASD", University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam (August, 2006)
  • Guam Medical Society, "The Medical Home", University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam (August, 2006)
  • Guam Parent Gathering, "The Medical Home and Autism", University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam (August, 2006)
  • Guam Medical Hospital Grand Rounds, "The Medical Home and Autism", University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam (August, 2006)
  • Project Titnituhon Kick-Off Conference, "Collaborating for Effective Services in ASD", University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam (August, 2006)
  • McKearnan, K, O'Rouke, D, and McClain, C., "Pain in Children and Adults with Disabilities", AUCD Annual Meeting and Conference, pre-conference workshop, Washington DC (October, 2006)

Training Videos 

Training videos for Social Security Administration through contract with AUCD, 2006            Autism Spectrum Disorders Part One, Autism Spectrum Disorders Part Two, Autism Spectrum Disorders Live Question and Answer Session

McClain, C., Osbourn, P., "But He Knows His Colors", an instructional video tape about young children with autism, funded by WRFIT, University of Colorado, 1995

Osbourn, P., McClain, C. "Through the Eyes of My Family", an instructional video tape about young children with autism and their families, funded through the Ensuring Inclusion grant by NM Department of Education, 1997

Peer Reviewed Publications

Provost B, Heimerl S, McClain C, Kim N, Lopez B, Kodituwakku P.  Concurrent validity of the Bayley Scales of Infant Development II Motor Scale and the Peabody Developmental Motor Scales-2 in children with developmental delays.  Pediatric Physical Therapy, 16 (3):149-156, 2004 (recipient of Toby Long Award for Best Article)

Shao SY, Wolpert CM, Raiford KJ, Menold MM, Donnelly SL, Ravan SA, McClain CH, vonWendt L, Vance JM, Abramson RH, Wright HH, Ashley-Koch A, Gilbert JR, DeLong RG, Cuccaro ML, Pericak-Vance MA, (2002) "A Genomic Screen and Follow-up Analyses for Autism", Am J Hum Genet 114:991-05.

Ashley-KochA, Menold MM, Joyner K, Mason S, Poole C, Donnelly S, Wopert C, Ravan S, Abramson RK, De long GR, Cuccaro ML, VonWendt L, McClain C, Wright H, Vance JM, Gilbert JR, Pericak-Vance MA (2000) "Examination of epigenetic factors and gene-gene interactions influencing genetic susceptibility at chromosome 7 and 15 for autistic disorder", Am J Hum Genet 67:46.

McClain, C., Provost, E., Crowe, T.K., "Motor Development of Two-Year-Old Typically Developing Native American Children on the Bayley Scales of Infant Development II Motor Scale", Pediatric Physical Therapy, (summer, 2000)

Provost, E., Crowe, T.K., McClain, C.,  "Concurrent Validity of the BSID II Motor Scale and Peabody Developmental Motor Scales in Two-Year-Old Children", Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, (No1, 2000)

Crowe, T.K., McClain, C., Provost, E., "Motor Development of Two Year Old Typically Developing Native American Children on the Peabody Developmental Motor Scales", American Journal of Occupational Therapy, (Sept/Oct, 1999)

McClain, C., Bury, J., "The Heart of the Matter: Using Care Conferences to Foster Family Strengths and Promote Parent-Professional Collaboration", Pediatric Nursing March-April 1998/Vol.24/No. 2

Seeger, K.R., Erickson, B., McClain, C., "A Family- and Community-centered Clinical Curriculum", Academic Medicine, May 1997/Vol. 72/No. 5

Knight, J.E., Kodituwakku, P.W., Orrison, W.W., Lewine, J.D., Maclin, E.L., Weathersby,E.K. Cutler, S.K., McClain, C.H., Handmaker, N.S., Handmaker, S.D.,  (1993).  " Magnetic Resonance Imaging in High-Functioning Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome who Exhibit Specific Neuropsychological Deficits."   Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 17.

Policy Briefs

McClain, C., Osbourn, P., Peebles, P. (2004) Collaborating for Effective Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in New Mexico: A Policy Brief

Liddell, J., McClain, C., Putnam, P., and Jackson, J. (2003) Recruitment  & Retention of Direct Support Staff in Programs Serving People with Developmental Disabilities in New Mexico: a policy brief. The New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Network.

Liddell, J., McClain, C., Putnam, P., and Jackson, J. (2004). Transition for Youth with Disabilities Ages 14 - 22: Supporting a seamless transition from secondary educational programs to a success adult life for youth in New Mexico,  policy brief.  The New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Network

Other Writings:

McClain, C., Osbourn, P., Peebles, P. (2004) Collaborating for Effective Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in New Mexico: Recommendations and Findings

McClain, C., Osbourn, P., Peebles, P. (2004) Collaborating for Effective Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in New Mexico: A Preliminary Action Plan

S. Davis, editor, C. McClain, guest editor, "Autism in the Schools", Healthwise: A Bulletin for School Health, Summer, 1995

S. Davis, editor, C. McClain, guest editor, "Current Thinking About Autism", Healthwise: A Bulletin for School Health, Summer, 1995

McClain, C., "Current Thinking About Autism", Exceptional Medicine Newsletter, Winter, 1996, Vol. 1, No. 2

McClain, C., "Recent Changes in Children's SSI", NM Pediatric Society Newsletter, Summer, 1997, Vol. 13, No. 3

McClain, C., "Recent Changes in Children's SSI", Exceptional Medicine Newsletter, Fall, 1997, Vol. 3, No 1.