Paul E. Touchette

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Professor, Pediatrics
School of Medicine
Principal Psychologist, Child Neurology, UCI Medical Center
Ed.D., Harvard University, 1967, Psychology Research
B.A., Harvard College, 1960, Psychology
Phone: 949-856-2733
University of California, Irvine
18 Mendel Court
Mail Code: 4482
Irvine, CA 92617
Research Interests
Behavioral Medicine, Behavior Modification in Public Health, Autism, Developmental Disabilities.
Co-Director, Applied Neurobehavioral Research Institute
California Dept of Developmental Services 2000 – 2009

Consultant in Behavior Analysis, 2002 - 2007
Movement Disorders Quantification project
Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School
Research Abstract
Attention measurement, learning measurement, stimulus control, instructional procedure and development evaluation.
Sandman, C., Touchette, P., Marion, S. & Chicz-Demet, A. The Role of Proopiomelanacortin (POMC) in Sequentially Dependent Self-Injurious Behavior. (2008) Developmental Psychobiology, 50, 680-689.
Kroeker, R., Touchette, P., Engelman, L. and Sandman, C. Quantifying Temporal Distributions of Self-injurious Behavior: Defining Bouts Versus Discrete Events. (2004) American Journal of Mental Retardation, 109, 1-8.
Haier, R.J., Chueh, D., Touchette, P., Lott, I.T., Buchsbaum, M.S., Macmillan, D., Sandman. C., LaCasse, L. and Sosa, E. Brain Size and Cerebral Glucose Metabolic Rate in Non-Specific Mental Retardation and Down Syndrome. (1995) Intelligence, 20, 191-210.
Touchette, P., Douglass, E., Graeff, J., Monoang, I., Mathe, M., and Ware, L. (1994) An Analysis of Home Based Oral Rehydration Therapy in the Kingdom of Lesotho. Journal of Social Science and Medicine, 39, 425-432.
Harrold M; Lutzker JR; Campbell RV; Touchette PE. Improving parent-child interactions for families of children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 1992 Jun, 23(2):89-100.
2006-2011 Emergence of SIB in Individuals with Developmental Delay (NIH) HD 35461 Co-Investigator, (Sandman P.I.) TDC $1,963,503
2000-2007 Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities Research (CA) DDS 97-318 Contract Manager TDC $1,025,000
1998-2003 The Neurobiology and Genetics of Autism (NIH) HD/DC 35458-01A1 Assessment Core Director, (Spence P.I.) TDC $3,645,749
Other Experience
Assistant in Neurology/Psychology
Massachusetts General Hospital 1967—1970
Research Centers
UCI Mental Retardation Research Center
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