Julia is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She works to provide educational materials targeted at children that focus on improving health and changing behavior.
Julia also works as a psychology associate and behavioral therapist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute where she specializes in the assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders. Her patients range from those who are 100% feeding tube dependent to those who are severely picky eaters. She also has experience developing and implementing academic and behavioral plans for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Julia is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis (MABA).
In addition to her clinical work, Julia has presented research at international and regional research conferences and has several publications. She was the presenting author of "An Evaluation of the Effects of Observation and Intensive Caregiver Training for Parents of Children with Food Refusal," MABA 2009 and ABAI 2010. Presenting author: "Descriptive analysis of parental attention preceding and following appropriate and inappropriate mealtime behavior," MABA 2008 & ABAI 2009. Presenting author: "Assessing the durability of behavioral parent training for food refusal: A preliminary investigation using descriptive analysis methods," MABA 2008. First author: "Descriptive analysis of parental attention preceding and following appropriate and inappropriate mealtime behavior," Journal of Behavior Modification, 2010. Co-author: "Descriptive analyses of pediatric food refusal and acceptance," Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2010. First author: "The prevalence of extinction bursts in the treatment of pediatric food refusal," Journal of Behavior Modification, under review.
Julia received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Wingate University in Wingate, NC in 2007 where she graduated Summa cum laude with honors. She received her Master of Arts in applied behavior analysis from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2009 where she graduated first in her class. Julia is a member of Psi Chi The International Honor Society in Psychology and the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society.
In her spare time, Julia enjoys reading, weight lifting and cheering on her favorite Baltimore sports teams.