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Babbitt, Roberta L., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Main Office Address

Suite 216
707 N. Broadway
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Department of Behavioral Psychology

Phone 443-923-2931
Fax 443-923-2835


Education and Government Service



University of Rochester/Eastman School of Music



Columbia University Teachers College



Columbia University Teachers College



Columbia University Teachers College


Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Professional Interests

Behavior analysis with a special interest in behavioral pediatrics, focusing upon the interaction between medical and behavioral disorders in children. Development of new assessment and therapeutic procedures for treating biopsychosocial disorders in children, primarily feeding disorders, noncompliance with oral medication regimens, and preparing children for invasive medical procedures. Research in areas of reading, staff and parent training, and program development and evaluation. 

ed Publications

Babbitt R, Shore B, Williams K, Smith M, & Coe D. Stimulus fading in the treatment of adipsia.   Behavioral Interventions. 2001; 16, 197-207. 

Slifer KJ, Babbitt RL, & Cataldo MD. Simulation and counterconditioning as an adjunct to pharmacology for invasive pediatric procedures. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 1995; 16, 133-141. 

Babbitt RL, Edlen-Nezin L, Manikam R, Summers J, & Murphy C.  The assessment of eating and weight related problems in special populations.  In D. Allison (Ed.), Methods for the assessment of eating behaviors and weight related problems, (pp. 431-492). Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage Publications.  1995.

Babbitt R, Hoch T, Coe D, Cataldo M, Kelly K, Stackhouse C, & Perman J.  Behavioral assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders.  Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 1994; 15(4), 278-291.  

Babbitt RL, Parrish JM, Brierley P, & Kohr M. Teaching children with chronic illness to swallow prescribed capsules.  Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 1991; 12(4), 229-235.