Charles Hamad, PhD

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North, S3
Worcester, MA, MA 01655
Phone: 774-455-6590
Secondary Phone: 774-455-6591
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: June 30, 2016


Leadership: Co-UCEDD Director
Discipline Coordinators: Psychology
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research
eABA training online
Discipline(s): Psychology
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Research and Evaluation
No Council Membership
Research: instructional design, self-management
Education: Technology mediated education
Service: child and adult behavioral services




Summer 1981      Postdoctoral Management Training Institute, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


June 1977             Ph.D.      Developmental and Child Psychology, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.


June 1974             M.A.       Psychology, Long Island University, Greenvale, New York.


June 1972             B.A.        Psychology, Quinnipiac College, Hamden, Connecticut.


                                            Board of Registration of Psychologists, License # 2284



5/00 - present

Executive Director, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Eunice Kennedy Shriver enter, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine


1994 - present

CEO and President, Praxis, Inc. Healthcare consulting, behavioral sciences software


5/00 - present

Faculty Appointments


Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine , Worcester, MA.


Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Neurology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.


9/95 - 8/99

Regional Director, State Department of Mental Retardation, Southbury Training School, Southbury, CT.  Executive responsibility for a large facility of 750 clients, 2,000 staff and a $100 million budget. 


8/88 - 9/95

Assistant Regional Director, State Department of Mental Retardation, Southbury Training School, Southbury, CT


1/78 - 6/89

Visiting Assistant Professor, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.


1/78 - 6/89

Associate Psychologist, The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, Inc., Waltham, MA


6/87 - 8/88


Director of Clinical and Professional Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Belchertown State School, Belchertown, MA


11/77 - 6/87

Chief Psychologist/Director of Psychology, Commonwealth of Massachusetts,

Fernald Developmental Center, Waltham, MA



Fleming, R.K., Stokes, E.A., Curtin, C., Bandini, L.G., Gleason, J., Scampini, R., Maslin, M.C.T., & Hamad, C. (in press). Behavioral health in developmental disabilities: A comprehensive program of nutrition, exercise, and weight reduction. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy.

Sulzer-Azaroff, B., Fleming, R.K., Bass, R.W. & Hamad, C. Choosing objectives for a distance learning behavioral intervention in autism curriculum. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities,2008, 23(1), pp. 29-3

Bandini LG, Curtin C, Hamad C, Tybor DJ, & Must A, Prevalence of Overweight in Children with Developmental Disorders in the Continuous National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Journal of Pediatrics, 2005 (6):738-43.


Bandini LG, Curtin C, Tybor DJ, Hamad C, & Must A, Prevalence of overweight among children with mental retardation based on nationally representative surveys, Obesity Research, 2003, 11: A120-A120 Suppl.,


McIlvane, Kledaras, Dube, Serna & Hamad, Developing a true behavioral technology for teaching pre-academic skills to people with mental retardation, Journal Of Intellectual Disability Research, 2000, 44, 388.


Sulzer-Azaroff, B, Pollack, M.J., Hamad, C.D., Howley, T.  Promoting widespread, durable service quality via interlocking contingencies.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 1998, 19, 39-61.


Hamad, C. D. Review of J.R. Cautela, J. Cautela, and S. Esonis. Forms for behavior analysis with children.  Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 1984, 4, 94-95.


Briggs, R., Hamad, C. D., Garrard, S., and Wills, F. 1984. A model for evaluating psychoactive medication with the mentally retarded. In Mulick, J. and Mallory, B. (EdS.)  Transitions in Mental Retardation: Advocacy, Technology and Science. Ablex Publishing, 229-248.


Hamad, C. D., Isley, E. M., and Lowry, M. The use of mechanical restraint and response incompatibility to modify self injurious behavior: A case study. Mental Retardation, 1983, 2, 213-217.


Hamad, C. D., Bettinger, R., Cooper, D., and Semb, G. Using behavioral procedures to establish an elementary school recycling program. Journal of Environmental Systems, 1980, U1, 147-155.


Spencer, R. E., Hamad, C. D., and Trask, T. Child Behavior: A Study Guide Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1978.


Tognoli, J.. Hamad, C. D., and Carpenter, J. T. Staff attitudes toward male residents as a function of two settings in an institution for mentally retarded people. Mental Retardation, 1978, 16, 142-146.


Hamad, C. D., Cooper, D., and Semb, G. Resource recovery: The use of a group contingency to increase paper recycling in an elementary school. Journal of Applied Psychology, 1977, 62.  768-772.


Corey, J. R. and Hamad C. D. Increasing litter depositing through the use of conditioned reinforcement. Journal of Environmental Systems, 1976, 6, 173-180