PAPBS Network Implementers Forum

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  • February 6th, 2017
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(2018 PA PBS Implementers Forum Brochure)

Anthony Biglan, Ph.D.

Anthony Biglan, Ph.D., is a Senior Scientist at Oregon Research Institute. His research over the past 30 years has helped to identify effective family, school, and community interventions to prevent the most common and costly problems of childhood and adolescence. Dr. Biglan is a former president of the Society for Prevention Research. He was a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Prevention which released its report in 2009 documenting numerous evidence-based preventive interventions that can prevent multiple problems.

Kent McIntosh, Ph.D.

Kent McIntosh, Ph.D., teaches and conducts research in the areas of positive behavior support, equity in school discipline, and sustainability of evidence based interventions in schools. He is the Director of Educational and Community Supports at the University of Oregon.

Dr. McIntosh is the Principal Investigator of a three-year Institute of Education Science (IES) grant focusing on developing and testing an intervention to reduce racial/ethnic disproportionality in school discipline that focuses on culturally-responsive behavior support and strategies to neutralize implicit bias. He is the Principal Investigator of an Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Doctoral Leadership Grant focusing on implementation science, and Co-Investigator for the OSEP National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), a national technical assistance center. In addition, he is a founding member of PBIS-SCP Canada, a national network supporting PBIS implementation and research in Canada.

Laura Riffel, Ph.D.

Laura Riffel, Ph. D., has trained thousands of teachers, parents, counselors, psychologists, administrators, and bus drivers in how to make data-based decisions as a way to change behavior. Her trainings are filled with humor and make data collection easy to understand and utilize in any setting. Dr. Riffel travels the world presenting on Functional Behavior Assessment and on writing effective behavioral plans as a private consultant. She also presents on positive interventions and effective strategies for classroom teachers, autism, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, and learning disabilities.

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