Andrew Gardner, PhD, BCBA-D

Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Dr. Gardner is bilingual and bicultural and has been serving Hispanic and Latino families of children with disabilities over the past 12 years in clinic, home, school, and public settings. He has many peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations that have been in specialized areas of assessment and treatment of childhood problem behavior with bicultural or bilingual children. Direct training and internship opportunities through the Fred S. Keller School and grant participation at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics have provided Dr. Gardner with the appropriate skills to work with children with ASD in both English and Spanish. As a pre-doctoral intern at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and as a post doctoral fellow in Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Andrew also participated in the LEND program through MCHB. These distinguished opportunities provided training through the Neurobehavioral Outpatient Clinic in the Department of Behavioral Psychology where his caseload at any given time was 50% dedicated to serving Hispanic and Latino children and families in both Spanish and English. Dr. Gardner has also been an invited presenter at annual meetings of the Latino Providers Network of Maryland, as well as in Westchester, NY, with the focus of reducing the health disparity for Hispanic and Latino families with children with disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders.  As tenure track faculty member, a clinical supervisor of NAU’s Behavioral Pediatric Clinic, and research director of the AzUCD,  service to Hispanic and Latino families (as well as families from other ethnic backgrounds) and mentorship opportunities for diverse LEND trainees will be extensive.

Trainees Mentored

Siomara Enriquez   (August, 2016 to May, 2017)
Kendra Marum Franchi, MA, LAC, NCC   (August, 2012 to April, 2013)
Madalyn Hungate, BS   (August, 2014 to May, 2015)
Kyle Lininger   (August, 2015 to May, 2016)
Breana Maynard   (August, 2016 to May, 2017)
Emily Patch   (August, 2016 to May, 2017)
Sarah Weddle, MA   (August, 2011 to May, 2012)