Juárez named director of behavioral analysis | Journalist VUMC


by Courtney Taylor

Pablo Juárez, MEd, BCBA, LBA

Pablo Juárez, MEd, BCBA, LBA, has been appointed Director of Behavioral Analysis at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) and the Division of Developmental Medicine (DDM) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Juárez is a Senior Associate in Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Special Education and Co-Director of the Institute for Treatment and Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD).

In this new role, Juárez will continue to lead behavior analysis programs with an emphasis on community-informed and community-evaluated practices in TRIAD, VKC and DDM. This will include the implementation of a new model of behavior analysis services developed alongside his team called Community-Assessed Practice – an extension of TRIAD’s Community Practice Model – and the launch of a new research program on compassionate and trauma-focused behavior analysis. – enlightened care.

These programming initiatives, among others, will include substantial engagement with various community organizations such as VKC’s Community Advisory Board, TRIAD’s Autism Advisory Committee, and The Arc Tennessee.

“Pablo has been an incredible leader in the thoughtful and meaningful use of behavior analysis, guiding the use of these methods within TRIAD,” said VKC Director Jeffrey Neul, MD, PhD. “I am very excited about the opportunities this new role will provide for Pablo to use these experiences to guide efforts across VKC as well as the Division of Developmental Medicine.”

Juárez sees this new role as an important team-wide recognition.

“This title represents broader institutional recognition of the work that our teams have engaged in in the field of behavior analysis,” Juárez said.

“We have leaders on our team – Dr. Alacia Stainbrook, John Staubitz, Lisa Wallace, Becky Haynes, Kathleen Simcoe, Mary Fleck, Lauren Weaver, Michelle Hopton, Dr. Jeff Hine and so many others – who have moved the novel and important initiatives and collaborations at all levels, and always with a focus on the best for the people we serve. This is a clear recognition of the importance of the work of this team and the tremendous support we continue to receive from institutional leaders across the VUMC footprint.

Juárez earned his undergraduate degree in behavior analysis from the University of North Texas and his master’s degree in special education with a major in behavior analysis from Vanderbilt University.

He began working as an educational consultant and behavior analyst with TRIAD in 2008. In 2015, he was appointed director of TRIAD and embarked on the transformation of a small, relatively stable program into a larger company. large, dynamic and growing, having a significant impact on Tennessee’s disabilities and special disorders. educational communities.

“Pablo is highly regarded not just in Tennessee, but across the country, for his leadership and ability to advance applied behavioral practices from families to educators to policy makers,” said Zachary Warren, PhD, Director of DDM and executive director of VKC TRIAD.

“In this new role, he will undoubtedly continue to shape the future of ABA research, policy, and practice in a way that incorporates and respects the experiences of the people it benefits.”


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