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Jaime Crowley-Zalaket, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Professional Summary

Dr. Jaime Crowley-Zalaket is a clinical manager in the Intensive Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program at Children’s Specialized Hospital and an affiliate faculty member in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. Dr. Crowley-Zalaket received a Bachelor’s of Arts from Boston College (2011), a Master’s of Education in Severe Special Needs and Applied Behavior Analysis from Endicott College (2013), and a PhD in Behavior Analysis from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (2019). Dr. Crowley-Zalaket was awarded a Graduate Research Assistantship from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Crowley-Zalaket completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the May Institute where she focused on research in behavioral interventions for children with autism. Dr. Crowley-Zalaket has worked with individuals with autism in school, home, and clinic settings. Currently, she specializes in the assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders. Dr. Crowley-Zalaket has served as guest reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals focusing in applied behavior analysis. Dr. Crowley-Zalaket has published her research in numerous peer-reviewed journals, authored book chapters, and conducted trainings and presentations both locally and nationally. Dr. Crowley-Zalaket also has served as the student representative on the board for the Heartland Association for Behavior Analysis (HLABA).


  • Postdoc, May Institute, Randolph, MA, 2020
  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2019
  • M.Ed., Endicott College, Beverly, MA, 2013
  • BA, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 2011

Courses Taught

  • Ethical Issues in Behavior Analysis
  • Introduction to Analysis and Single-Case Design

Primary Research Interests

  • Assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders
  • Change-resistant behavior in children with autism
  • Teaching staff and caregivers to implement behavior analytic interventions


Crowley, J. G., Peterson, K. M., Piazza, C. C., & Fisher, W. W. (2020). Treating food selectivity as resistance in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53(4), 2002-2023.

Ibañez, V. F., Peterson, K. M., Crowley, J. G., Haney, S. D., Andersen, A. S., & Piazza, C. C. (2020). Pediatric Prevention: Feeding Disorders. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 67(3), 451-467.

Mitteer, D. M., Peterson, K. M., Crowley, J.G., & Greer, B. D., (in press) Transition-related problem behavior and Applied Behavior Analysis. In J. L. Matson (Ed.), Handbook of applied behavioral analysis for children with autism: Clinical guide to assessment and treatment. (pp. X-Y). New York: Springer Nature.

Peterson, K. M., Piazza, C. C., Kirkwood, C. A., Ibañez, V. F., & Crowley, J. G. (2018) Assessment of pediatric feeding disorders. In J. L. Matson (Ed.), Handbook of Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities: Assessment (pp. 415-431). Springer International Publishing.

Piazza, C. C., Ibañez, V. F., Kirkwood, C.A., Crowley, J.G., & Haney, S. D. (2020). Chapter 7 –Pediatric feeding disorders. In P. Sturmey (Ed.), Functional Analysis in Clinical Treatment (Second Edition) (pp. 151-175). Elsevier Academic Press.

Piazza, C. C., Ibañez, V. F., Ney, H. M., Kirkwood, C. A., & Crowley, J. G. (2017). Assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders. Archives of Practitioner Resources for Applied Behavior Analysts. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. Retrieved from

Zeleny, J. R., Volkert, V. M., Ibañez, V. I., Crowley, J. G., Kirkwood, C.A., & Piazza, C. C. (2019). Food preferences before and during treatment for a pediatric feeding disorder. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53, 875-888.