Aubyn Stahmer, Ph.D.

Aubyn C. Stahmer, Ph.D.


Autism Assessment

Psychosocial Intervention



  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Board Certified Behavior Analysis


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UC Davis MIND Institute

2825 50th St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

2230 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Philosophy of Care

My philosophy of care includes a developing a partnership with families to develop an effective understanding of their children's strengths and challenges in order to develop a plan of care that fits their child and family.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Stahmer's clinical interests involve early intervention and parent coaching interventions for young children with, or at-risk for, autism spectrum disorders and their families; inclusive education for students with autism spectrum disorders, school-based services for elementary students with autism spectrum disorders, early identification and diagnosis of ASD.

Research/Academic Interests

Effective early intervention strategies, dissemination and implementation of evidence-based ASD interventions to community settings and low resource areas.

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis MIND Institute


Ph.D., Psychology, UC San Diego, La Jolla CA 1994

B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder CO 1988

Board Certifications

Behavior Analyst - Autism, 2007

Clinical Psychology - Autism, 1996

Honors and Awards

Implementation Research Institute Fellow, 2012

Valliant Knight Award for Collaborative Research Improving Community Services, 2011

American Psychological Association?s Dissertation Research Award, 1993

RCHSD Employee of Excellence Award for Leadership in Research and Development, 2008

San Diego Autism Society Health Hero Award, 2006

Select Recent Publications

Stahmer AC, Brookman-Frazee L, Rieth SR, Stoner JT, Feder JD, Searcy K, Wang T. Parent perceptions of an adapted evidence-based practice for toddlers with autism in a community setting. Autism. 2017 Feb;21(2):217-230.

Stahmer AC, Suhrheinrich J, Mandell DS. The importance of characterizing intervention for individuals with autism. Autism. 2016 May;20(4):386-7.

Brookman-Frazee L, Stahmer A, Stadnick N, Chlebowski C, Herschell A, Garland AF. Characterizing the Use of Research-Community Partnerships in Studies of Evidence-Based Interventions in Children's Community Services. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2016 Jan;43(1):93-104.

Stahmer, A.C., Suhrheinrich, J., Rieth, S.R. A pilot examination of the adapted protocol for Classroom Pivotal Response Teaching: Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, Winter. 2016;119-139.

Stahmer AC, Pellecchia M. Moving towards a more ecologically valid model of parent-implemented interventions in autism. Autism. 2015 Apr;19(3):259-61.