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UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA-SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Curriculum Vitae

August 2014 Gazi F. Azad (nee Begum), PhD, NCSP

Office Address: Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research Department of Psychiatry

Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania 3535 Market Street, Room 3107 Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309 Phone: (215)-573-7087 Email: gaziazad@upenn.edu

Education: 2002-2006 B.A. University of California, Los Angeles

2008-2010 M.A. University of California, Riverside (School Psychology) 2008-2013 Ph.D. University of California, Riverside (School Psychology) Pre and Postdoctoral Training:

2012-2013 Predoctoral Internship, The School at Columbia University, New York, NY 2013-Present Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services

Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Military Service: None Faculty Appointments: None

Hospital and Administrative Appointments:

2006-2008 Head Teacher, UCLA Early Childhood Partial Hospitalization Program, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

Other Appointments:

2009-2012 Clinical Associate, SEARCH Family Autism Resource Center Screening Clinic, University of California, Riverside.

Specialty Certification:

2009 Clinical certification on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2012 Research reliability on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule

2012 Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills (PEERS) Certification

2013 Nationally Certified School Psychologist (# 44294)

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Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies:

2004-2006 UCLA McNair Research Scholars Program

2005-2006 Program for Excellence in Education and Research in the Sciences (PEERS) 2006 Magna Cum Laude, UCLA with Highest Honors in Psychology

2008-2012 University of California, Riverside, Graduate Division Fellowship 2008-2012 University of California, Riverside, Graduate Student Travel Grant 2009-2012 Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc. Fellowship

2012 American Psychological Foundation’s Paul E. Henkin Travel Grant 2012 Honorable mention at the Annual Meeting for the Society of Multivariate

Experimental Psychology (SMEP), Vancouver, BC.

2013 NIMH National Research Service Award (F32) for Postdoctoral Fellowship 2013 Autism Science Foundation Research Enhancement Mini Grant

2014 NIMH Child Intervention, Prevention, and Services (CHIPS) Research Training Institute

Memberships in Professional and Scientific Societies and Other Professional Activities: International:

2013-Present International Society for Autism Research National:

2008-Present National Association of School Psychologists 2008-2013 California Association of School Psychologists

2008-2013 American Psychologist Association of Graduate Students

2009-Present Division 33 (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities), American Psychological Association

2009-Present Division 16 (School Psychology, American Psychological Association 2009-Present American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 2011-2013 Student Affiliate in School Psychology (SASP)

2012 American Psychological Association’s Advanced Training Institute on Structural Equation Modeling in Longitudinal Research

2012-Present Division 43 (Society for Family Psychology), American Psychological Association

2012-Present Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics), American Psychological Association

2013-Present Future Faculty Interest Group, National Association of School Psychologists 2013-Present National Postdoctoral Association

Local:

2013 Statistical Horizon Seminar on Multilevel Modeling Editorial Positions: None

Ad hoc Reviewer:

2011-Present Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 2012-Present Educational and Psychological Measurement 2012-Present Contemporary School Psychology Journal

2013-Present Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 2013-Present School Psychology Review

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Academic and Institutional Committees:

2008-2009 Coordinator, Undergraduate Research and Service Committee, SEARCH Family Autism Resource Center, University of California, Riverside.

2009-2010 Co-Chair, Early Identification and Interventions Subgroup

Inland Empire Regional Task Force of the California Senate Select Committee on Autism and Related Disorders

2011-2012 Council Representative, Graduate Student Association

2011-2012 Graduate Representative, UCR Events and Clubs Allocations Committee 2013-Present Diversity Subcommittee Member of the Penn Biomedical Postdoctoral Council Major Academic and Clinical Teaching Responsibilities:

2009 Teaching Assistant, Academic Assessment, University of California, Riverside 2011 Lecturer, Assessment in Special Education, California State University, San

Bernardino

2011 Teaching Assistant, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, University of California, Riverside

2011 Teaching Assistant, Seminar on Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism, University of California, Riverside

Lectures by Invitation:

Oct 2010 Lecture, A comprehensive model for promoting resiliency in schools, School Psychology Brown Bag Lecture Series, University of California, Riverside Oct 2010 Lecture, Ethnic differences in resiliency and antisocial behaviors: Implications

for school based preventive programs, Social Development, University of California, Riverside.

Nov 2010 Lecture, Comprehensive assessment of children with autism spectrum disorder, Behavioral Assessment, University of California, Riverside

Nov 2011 Lecture, A multi-method, multi-source, multi-setting approach to assessing children with autism spectrum disorder, Behavioral Assessment, University of California, Riverside

May 2012 Lecture, Research to practice: Issues in children with autism, LaSierra University, Riverside, CA.

Sept 2013 Professional Development, Promoting Family-School Partnerships through Effective Communication, Philadelphia, PA.

Dec 2013 Invited Talk, In the Eye of the Beholder: Autism Symptoms in Anglo and Latino Children, University of Minnesota.

May 2014 Invited Presentation, Partners in School: A Program for Parents and Teachers of Children with Autism, University of Pennsylvania.

Organizing Roles in Scientific Meetings: None Bibliography:

Research Publications, peer reviewed:

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2. Blacher J, Begum GF, Marcoulides G, & Baker L (2013). Longitudinal perspectives of positive impact on families: Relationship to culture and disability status. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 118(2): 141-155.

3. Castro-Olivo S, Tran OK, Begum GF, Arellano E, Garcia N, & Tung C (2013). A comprehensive model for promoting resiliency and preventing violence in schools. Contemporary School Psychology Journal. 17(1): 23-34.

4. Azad GF, Blacher J, & Marcoulides G (2013). Mothers of children with developmental disabilities: Stress in early and middle childhood. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 3449-3459.

5. Azad GF, Blacher J, & Marcoulides, G (2014). Longitudinal models of socio-economic status: impact on positive parenting behaviors. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 38(3), 1-9.

6. Blacher J, Azad GF, & Cohen S (submitted). In the eye of the beholder: Reports of autism symptoms by Anglo and Latino parents. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

7. Azad GF, Locke J, Kasari C, Mandell DS (submitted). Ethnicity, Disability, and Grade: The trifecta affecting social relationships in children with autism spectrum disorders in

elementary school. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry. Research Publications, peer-reviewed reviews:

1. Blacher J & Begum GF (2011). Sibling relationship quality and adjustment: Considerations of family, genetics, cultural expectations and disability types. In Robert Hodapp (ed.). International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities, (Vol. 41, pp. 163-197). Chennai, India: Elsevier.

Research Publications, non-peer reviewed:

1. Blacher, J & Begum GF (2008). The social and socializing sibling: Positive impact on children with autism. Exceptional Parent Magazine, 56-57.

2. Blacher J & Begum GF (2012). So, your sibling has autism….now what? Research reflections in The Help Group Newsletter.

3. Azad G (2013). Promoting Family-School Partnerships: The Role of Communication. Research reflections in Philadelphia Autism Instructional Methods Support Newsletter. Abstracts:

1. Neece CL, Baker BL, Blacher J, Lin, B, & Begum, GF. Relationship roles of siblings of children with and without ID: Implications for development. Annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada. August 2009. Poster.

2. Begum GF, Blacher J, & Neece CL. Effects of the sibling relationship on adolescents with intellectual disability. Annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada. August 2009, Poster

3. Begum GF & Blacher J. The sibling relationship of adolescents with and without intellectual disabilities: Implications for behavioral problems. Annual convention of Special Education, Disabilities, and Developmental Risk, Santa Barbara, CA. January 2010, Paper.

4. Begum GF, Arellano E, Tung C, Castro-Olivio S. California healthy kids survey: Implications for culturally sensitive interventions. Annual convention of National Association of School Psychology, Chicago, IL. March 2010. Paper.

5. Orozco S, Rodriquez G, Jaramillo J, Begum GF, & Green S. Parenting trajectories across childhood in children with and without developmental delays. Annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA. August 2010. Poster.

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7. Begum GF & Blacher J. Sibling relationship quality and roles: Impact on the behavioral and social adjustment of adolescents with and without intellectual disabilities. Annual Gatlinburg Convention on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, San Antonio, TX. March 2011. Paper.

8. Blacher J, Begum GF, & Marcoulides, G. Longitudinal perspectives of positive impact on families: Relationship to culture and disability status. Annual convention of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. April, 2011. Paper.

9. Begum GF & Castro-Olivo Ethnic differences in resiliency and anti-social behaviors: Implications for promoting a comprehensive model in schools. Annual convention of the California Association of School Psychology, Costa Mesa, CA. April 2011. Paper.

10. Blacher J, Begum GF, & Marcoulides G. Longitudinal perspectives of positive and negative impact on families: Relationship to culture and disability status. Annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington D.C. August 2011. Paper.

11. Begum GF, Lauderdale-Litten S, Blacher J. Anglo and Latino mothers’ perception of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) symptoms. Annual convention of the National Association of School Psychology, Philadelphia, PA. February 2012. Paper.

12. Cohen S., Begum G, Linn R, & Blacher J. Social challenges of autism in Latino families. Annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL. August 2012. Paper.

13. Begum G, Hayashida K, Freeman S, & Paparella T. Improving social behaviors in the classroom for students with autism. Annual convention for the National Association of School Psychology, Seattle, WA. February 2013. Paper.

14. Begum G & Blacher J. Parenting children with developmental delays: Comparing three longitudinal models of socio-economic status. Annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI. July 2013. Paper.

15. Azad G, Blacher J, & Eisenhower, A. Characteristics of comorbid disorders in young children with autism spectrum disorders. Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Chicago, IL. March 2014. Paper.

Editorials, Reviews, Chapters, including participation in committee reports:

1. Castro-Olivo S, Albeg L, & Begum GF (2012). War and terrorism. In S. Brock and S. Jimerson (Eds), Best Practices in Crisis Prevention and Intervention in Schools (2nd ed., pp. 437-454). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists

Books:

1. Freeman S, Begum GF, Hayashida K, Paparella T (2011). Improving social behaviors in the classroom: An easy curriculum for teachers of young children with autism, developmental disabilities, and typical children. DRL Books: New York.

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