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Jennifer Zarcone, Ph.D., BCBA
Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2925
Jennifer Zarcone is a Senior Behavior Analyst on the Neurobehavioral Unit in Behavioral Psychology. She is a supervising clinician and researcher for individuals with disabilities who have severe problem behavior.
Dr. Zarcone obtained her doctoral degree from the Behavior Analysis program at the University of Florida, Department of Psychology in 1993. She is a board certified behavior analyst and a licensed psychologist. She has served in leadership positions on the Board of Directors for the Association for Positive Behavior Support. For the Association of Behavior Analysis (ABAI) she serves on the Practice Board and as a conference coordinator. Recently, she completed a three year term as an associate editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and serves on the board of editors for the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Her areas of expertise are in autism, severe behavior disorders, clinical trials of medications, and Prader-Willi syndrome.
Dr. Zarcone has obtained NIH grant funding in the areas of functional analysis and clinical trials, as well as evaluating neuroanatomical functioning associated with hyperphagia in people with Prader-Willi syndrome as well as people with obesity. She has served as a co-investigator on several multi-center clinical trials in autism research at the University of Rochester Medical Center and at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is interested in further development of research in the effects of pharmacological and behavioral interventions in the treatment of severe behavior disorders.