Pediatric Developmental Behavioral Fellowship Faculty

Jennifer Andrews, PhD - Assistant Professor 
  • Areas of Expertise: Muscular dystrophy, autism, autoimmune encephalopathy, adult congenital heart defects, surveillance
  • Projects: CPAE clinic mental health assessments; New York MD STARnet co-Investigator; Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Mentoring
  • Community organizations: Pima County Juvenile Court Appointed Special Advocate; Early Childhood Personnel Center State Planning Committee; University of Arizona Early Childhood Research Initiative; Alliance for Adult Research in Congenital Cardiology
  • Grants: Arizona Biomedical Research Center New Investigator Awards - Autoimmune Encephalopathy;  Centers for Disease Control – Autism; Centers for Disease Control – Adult Congenital Heart Defects; Sarver New Investigator Award - Adult Congenital Heart Defects; Northern Arizona University Arizona UCEDD – All;
  • Arizona Department of Health Services – Pediatric to Adult Healthcare Transition
Andrew Gardner, PhD, BCBA-D - Associate Professor
  • Areas of Expertise: Assessment and Treatment of Challenging Behavior, Parent Management Training, Autism, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Neuro-developmental Disabilities  
  • Projects: Function of Behavior Medical Screening Tool (FOB-MED); Functional Analytic Assessment of Childhood Aberrant Behavior; Qualities of Parental Attention; Autoimmune Encephalopathy
  • Community organizations: The University of Arizona Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (ArizonaLEND); Autism Society of Southern Arizona Professional Advisory Committee Member; Children’s Clinics for Rehabilitative Services
H. Eugene Hoyme, MD - Clinical Professor
  • Senior Advisor, Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine; Medical Director, Sanford Children's Genomic Medicine Consortium
  • Areas of Expertise: Clinical Genetics, Dysmorphology, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
  • Projects Timely and Accurate Diagnosis of FASD in Early Childhood; FASD Prevalence and Prevention (Western Cape, South Africa)
  • Community organizations: Children's Clinics for Rehabilitative Services; Western Society for Pediatric Research; American Academy of Pediatrics; Teratology Society; American Pediatric Society
  • Grants Dysmorphology Consultant, Natural History of FASD in a Prospective South African Cohort, NIAAA
Peter Klinger, MD - Assistant Professor
  • Areas of Expertise: Adolescent and Family Mental and Behavioral Health, Psychotherapy, Autoimmune Encephalopathy
  • Projects: Childrens Post-infectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy Service and Research Development
  • Community organizations: Children’s Clinics for Rehabilitative Service
  • Grants: Arizona Biomedical Research Center-Research in Autoimmune Encephalopathy
Sydney Rice, MD, MS, FAAP - Professor
  • Areas of Expertise: Brain Injury, Autoimmune Encephalopathy, Autism, Spina Bifida
  • Projects: Development of an Autism Core Curriculum for Nurse Practitioners; Neurodevelopmental Education Related to Zika (American Academy of Pediatrics); Interdisciplinary Professional Training in Rural Arizona; Healthy People 2020 grant to support increased developmental screening in primary care
  • Community organizations: Autism Society of Southern Arizona Board Member; Arizona State Autism Spectrum Disorder Advisory Council; Children’s Clinics for Rehabilitative Services
  • Grants: University of Arizona Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Training Grant; Arizona Biomedical Research Center-Research in Autoimmune Encephalopathy; Centers for Disease Control Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Project
Catherine Riley, MD, FAAP - Clinical Associate Professor, DBP Fellowship Director
  • Areas of Expertise: Medical Education, Autism, ADHD, Hearing Impairment
  • Community organizations: Medical Director for Arizona AAP Early Brain and Child Development Section; Board member of NOURISH (organization that raises awareness and funds to support children with feeding difficulties); Children’s Clinics for Rehabilitative Services; Autism Society of Southern Arizona Professional Advisory Committee Member
  • Grants: Healthy People 2020 grant to support increased developmental screening in primary care
Hiroko Tanaka, PhD - Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Areas of Expertise: Pediatric Neuropsychology 
  • Projects: Diamond Children's Medical Center Hospital School Program; PTSD Screening Task Force for Diamond Children's Trauma & Critical Care Services
  • National Organizations: International Neuropsychological Society