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Jessica Day Watkins, PhD, BCBA

Assistant Clinical Professor

Phone: (215) 571-3220

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Dr. Jessica Day-Watkins, PhD, BCBA-D is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and Assistant Professor at the AJDAI. For nearly 12 years, her clinical practice, research, and scholarship has focused on the conceptualization and implementation of evidence-based interventions to support neurodiverse and neuro-typical individuals. These interests and research activity include training staff to implement evidence-based treatments to support individuals with autism, with a special focus on social skills. Dr. Day-Watkins is also an advocate for the broader application of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to the mainstream. She collaborates with a team of researchers and clinicians in the Mid-Atlantic region to provide safe infant sleep trainings to caregivers to reduce the risk of a Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). The Safe Sleep team collaborates with community health clinics to deliver trainings to marginalized populations who are disproportionately affected by SUIDs. Dr. Day-Watkins has presented her research at regional and international conferences and has published her work in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Analysis in Practice, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management.