Dr Wolraich
Dr. Mark L. Wolraich is the CMRI/Shaun Walters Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the University Oklahoma Health Sciences.  He received his M.D. from SUNY Syracuse Health Sciences Center. Previously he was at the University of Iowa and Vanderbilt University.  Dr. Wolraich has been active nationally in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) particularly relating to ADHD.  He is a member and past president of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric.  He was inducted into the Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD) Hall of Fame, received the C. Anderson Aldrich Award from the AAP and the Lee Salk Distinguish Service Award from the APA Society of Pediatric Psychology.  Dr. Wolraich has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters including articles in the New England Journal of Medicine, Pediatrics and the Journal of the American Medical Association.  His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and Mental Health, Maternal and Child Health Research Program, National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation.
 
 McGuinn   Dr. Laura McGuinn is an associate professor in the Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) and serves as the director for the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences.  She received her M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch and completed her Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Previously she was at the Austin Medical Education Residency Program (AMEP) as part of the pediatric faculty.   She has been actively involved on the state and national levels in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and is currently the Vice President of the Oklahoma Chapter of the AAP.  Dr. McGuinn has received the Oklahoma Family Resource Coalition-Individual Service Award for her work in implementing the use of developmental screening tools in primary care settings.  She has authored several journal articles including articles in Pediatrics and has completed numerous research projects including her most recent project involving ABCD-3 (Assuring Better Child Developlment-3), the goal of which was to improve the communication infrastructure between primary care settings and the Early Intervention system.

 bonner   Barbara L. Bonner, PhD, a Clinical Child Psychologist, is a Professor and the CMRI/Jean Gumerson Endowed Chair, Director of the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN), and Associate Director of the Child Study Center (CSC) in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her clinical and research interests include the assessment and treatment of abused children, treatment outcome and program effectiveness, prevention of child fatalities, and treatment of children and adolescents with inappropriate or illegal sexual behavior. Dr. Bonner is Past-President of the Board of Councilors of the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Past President of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC).  She has presented her research throughout the US and internationally.

 bax   Dr. Ami Bax is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  She received her M.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine-Tulsa and has also received her under-graduate degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Master’s in Clinical and Translational Science from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  Dr. Bax is a member of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatrics.  She is an Oklahoma Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Fellow and now serves as a junior faculty member for the program. She directs the OU Child Study Center JumpStart Autism and Developmental Delay Evaluation Clinic and enjoys providing diagnostic and treatment care for children with ADHD, autism, developmental delays, and other behavioral health problems. She also directs the OU Pediatric Resident rotation in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and is conducting research related to pediatric residents’ parenting and discipline advice and training.

 

 hecht   Debra B. Hecht, PhD is a clinical child psychologist and an Associate Professor at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  She received her doctoral degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Clinical and research interests include the implementation of evidence-based practice into the field and the development and evaluation of appropriate assessment and treatment programs for children who have been abused and neglected and their families.  She currently is involved in the evaluation of a statewide service program to high-risk families provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. She also is involved in the supervision and training of Psychology Interns, Post-Doctoral Fellows, and practicum students.

 

 mcbride    Bonnie McBride, Ph.D., BCBA-D is an Associate Professor in the Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  In addition to her faculty position, she is a LEND core faculty in ASD.  Dr. McBride’s research interests have focused on effective interventions for young children with ASD. She is the Principal Investigator of two federally funded multisite efficacy trials for early intensive intervention for toddlers and preschoolers with autism.  She serves on several statewide committees to improve early identification and intervention services for children with developmental disabilities including ASD. She serves as lead for several CDC sponsored activities including Oklahoma’s Ambassador for the Act Early Campaign the purpose of which is to raise awareness about the importance early developmental screening including autism.

 

 ng   Dr. Yu-Tze Ng is a Child Neurologist and our key Child Neurology faculty member.

 

 deshpande   Dr. Swapna Deshpande is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and our key Psychiatry faculty member.

 

 wierenga   Dr. Klaas Wierenga is a Pediatric Geneticist and our key Genetics faculty member.