Ellie Kazemi, PhD

Applied Behavioral Research Laboratory

Research Interests:

Ellie Kazemi is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the Academic Director of the Behavioral Clinical Psychology program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Dr. Kazemiís research interests involve methodological and conceptual issues in applied behavior analysis. Her research interests include effective methods to teach scientific thinking, assessment, and behavior change procedures. Currently, she conducts translational research and uses humanoid robots as simulated children to investigate variables that lead to improvements in education, training, and supervision of parents, teachers, and behavioral staff.


Background & Contributions:

Dr. Kazemi received her Ph.D. from UCLA under the mentorship of Robert Hodapp (thesis chair), Elizabeth Dykens, Bernie Weiner, and Jeffrey Wood (dissertation chair). She joined the CSUN Clinical Psychology faculty in 2006. Her university and community contributions have included development of the post-MA BCBA Program, Masters program in Behavioral Clinical Psychology, undergraduate curriculum in applied behavior analysis (i.e., the BcaBA course-work which begun in Fall 10), Teaching in Research Program, and the The Southern California Consortium for Behavior Analysts (please use the navigation pane to the left to learn more about any of these).


Dr. Kazemi teaches courses with emphasis in science-practice, methods, and ethics. She has taught Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, Application and Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis, Learning and Behavior, Behavioral Psychology, Behavior Measurement and Assessment, and Research Methodology to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students at CSUN. She has worked with individuals with disabilities and/or their parents in the past 14 years in various settings. Her experience includes working at Area Board 10, the UCLA Behavior Genetics Clinic, school districts, and the Lili Claire Family Resource Center. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has worked with children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional problems, genetic disorders, autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and those with learning disabilities. She serves as a consultant with community behavioral agencies focusing on outcome based programming, staff training, and professional ethics.



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Dr. Kazemi

Ellie Kazemi, PhD

Applied Behavioral Research Laboratory