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.

47th Annual Convention

Invited Presenters and B. F. Skinner Lecturers


The following speakers will be presenting. Please check back regularly for new speakers in your program area!



Christina Alligood (Disney's Animal Kingdom and University of Florida)
Behavior Analysis as an Animal-Care Tool in Zoos and Aquariums


Sarah Marshall-Pescini (University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna)


Nicole Pfaller-Sadovsky (Queen's University Belfast)
Fido, No! Using Principles From Behaviour Analysis to Investigate Canine Undesired Behaviour, Owner Training, and Interventions



Francesca degli Espinosa (ABA Clinic)
Beyond Intervention: How Behaviour Analysis can Contribute to an Understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder


Ellie Kazemi (California State University, Northridge)
Effective Leadership and Supervision


Cecilia Montiel-Nava (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
Beyond Translation: Ethnic Disparities on Early Identification and Access to Services of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder



Anthony DeFulio (Western Michigan University)
Disseminating Behavioral Intervention for Drug Abuse Across the USA: A Behavior Analysis Story


Michael Taffe (UC San Diego Health)
Exploring the Health Consequences of Cannabis in Animal Models



Martin Levy (Montefiore)
Teaching Tool-Skills to Fluency: The Journey From the Skinner Box to the Operating Room


Carmen Luciano (Universidad Almeria)
Private Events, Selfing Behaviors, and Responding to the Own Behavior

Wendy Donlin Washington (UNCW)



Shala Ala'i (University of North Texas)
Transformative Change: On the Front Lines of Social Justice


JoAnne Dahl (University of Uppsala, Sweden)


Bruce Haynes (UC Davis)



Mapy Chavez Askins (Alcanzando)
Disseminating Applied Behavior Analysis in Spanish-Speaking Countries: Making a Difference in the Lives of Children With Autism and Developmental Disabilities


Gregory Reed (Howard University)


Matthew Siegel (Maine Behavioral Healthcare)
Marrying ABA and the Medical System: Multi-Disciplinary Treatment Systems and Novel Approaches for Challenging Behaviors in Youth With Autism



Neda Etezadi-Amoli, Ramona Houmanfar, Nicole Jacobs, Melissa Piasecki
Panel: Management of Bias: Behavior Science Meets Medical Education


Shahla Ala’i, Jovonnie Esquierdo-Leal, Elizabeth Fong, Wayne Fuqua, Ramona Houmanfar, Jomella Watson-Thompson
Panel: Applying Our Science to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Conversation With the ABAI DEI Board


Adrienne Bradley (Black Applied Behaviors Analysts), Erika Byers (Black Applied Behavior Analysts), Denisha Gingles  (Black Applied Behaviors Analysts)
Panel: Building a Bridge From the Past to the Future for Black Behaviorists



Marla Brassard (Columbia University)
Improving Observed Parenting and Enhancing Well-Being in Parents of Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder


Lin Du (Teachers College, Columbia University)
0 to 60: Establishing Conditioned Reinforcers and Inducing Observing Responses


Kieva Hranchuk (St. Lawrence College)
The Interaction Between Development and Instruction



Mark Bouton (University of Vermont)


Sarah Cowie (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Control Across an Extended Timescale: A Push From the Present and a Pull From the Future


Yusuke Hayashi (Pennsylvania State University, Hazleton)
Problematic Mobile Phone Use as Impulsive Choice: A Behavioral Economic Approach



Antoinette Miranda (OSU)
Trauma Informed Classrooms: Helping Every Child Succeed



Florence DiGennaro Reed (KU)
Translational OBM Research and Its Relevance for Practice


Camille Ferond (La Forma Del Cuore)


Shezeen Oah (Chung Ang University)
Feedback Delivery: Is the Accuracy of Feedback Necessary?



Julian Leslie (Ulster University)
Developing a Behavioural Account of Consciousness


Jesus Rosales-Ruiz (UNT)
Analyzing Behavior-Environment Interactions: Why Movement Cycles Matter


Sarah Schechner (Harvard University)
Experimental and Behavioral Psychology at Harvard From William James to B. F. Skinner





Eva Jablonka (University of Tel Aviv, Israel)


Elizabeth Loftus (University of California, Irvine)


Peter Roma (NASA)


Sandra Sanchez Roige (University of California, San Diego)


David Rosenbaum (University of California, Riverside)



Lamis Baowaidan (Dar Al-Hekma University)
ABA in the Kingdom: Shaping the Field


Somer Bishop (UCSF)
Assessment Beyond Diagnosis: Meaningful Measurement of Behavior to Advance Clinical Practice and Research in Neurodevelopmental Disorders


Tiffany Kodak (Marquette University)
Designing Skill Acquisition Programs: Considerations and Recommendations



Lillian Duran (University of Oregon)


Caio Miguel (California State University, Sacramento)


Modifed by Eddie Soh