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Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


The ABAI Program Board and Committee facilitate the development and scheduling of the annual convention program, including the recruitment of invited presenters and review and scheduling of presentations. The convention program typically offers more than 500 events by 1,800 presenters. More information about the annual convention and other ABAI events is located here.


Program Board

Objective: To produce convention and conference programs and to enhance their quality.


Board Coordinator

Federico Sanabria (2017–2020)


Council Liaison

Peter Killeen (2018–2019)


Program Committee

Chair: Jonathan Tarbox (2017–2020)


Area Coordinators

  • AAB: Applied Animal Behavior—Nathan Hall (2019–2023) and Valeri Farmer-Dougan (2016–2020)
  • AUT: Autism—Corina Jimenez-Gomez (2019–2023), Tom Higbee (2016–2020), and Tiffany Kodak (2017–2021)
  • BPN: Behavioral Pharmacology and Neuroscience—Carla Lagorio (2016–2020) and Sally Huskinson (2018–2022)

  • CBM: Clinical/Family/Behavioral Medicine—Michelle Traub (2019–2023) and Amy Murrell (2017–2021)

  • CSS: Community, Social, and Sustainability Issues—Sarah Richling (2019–2023) and Tom Szabo (2017–2021)

  • DDA: Developmental Disabilities—Yaniz Padilla Dalmau (2019–2023) and Kelly Schieltz (2017–2021)

  • DEV: Behavioral Development—Jo Ann Pereira Delgado (2019–2023) and Jessica Singer-Dudek (2017–2021)
  • EAB: Experimental Analysis of Behavior—Karen Lionello-DeNolf (2019–2023) and Erik Arntzen (2018–2022)

  • EDC: Education—Renee Hawkins (2019–2023) and Robin Codding (2017–2021)

  • OBM: Organizational Behavior Management—Nicole Gravina (2019–2023) and Byron Wine (2018–2022)

  • PCH: Philosophical, Conceptual, and Historical Issues—Michael Hixson (2019–2023) and David Palmer (2017–2021)

  • PRA: Practice—Mark Shriver (2018–2021)

  • SCI: Science—Derek Reed (2017-2020)

  • TBA: Teaching Behavior Analysis—Gabrielle Lee (2016–2020) and Lin Du (2018–2022)

  • VRB: Verbal Behavior—Einar Ingvarsson (2016–2020) and Sarah Lechago (2018–2022)


Modifed by Eddie Soh