Dr. Kristi C. Guest

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Assistant Professor, Psychology

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Kristi GuestContact Information:

Email: kguest@uab.edu
Office Phone: (205) 934 1096
Fax: (205) 975 6110

Education:

B.S., 1994, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Psychology
M.A., 1998, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Psychology
Ph.D., 1999, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Lifespan Developmental Psychology Specialty

Research Program:

Dr. Kristi Carter Guest serves as the Research Coordinator for the UAB Civitan/Sparks Clinic and the UAB LEND and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Guest has directed and coordinated several large, multi-site, federally funded research projects focusing on several at-risk populations of children including children at-risk for abuse and neglect, children living in poverty, children of adolescent mothers, and children of substance abusers. She is part of the Centers of the Prevention of Child Neglect; the major focus of the center is clarification of neglect as a construct and the documentation of its influence on child development in multiple domains. More recently, her research explores screening and diagnosis of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Dr. Guest received clinical training performing hundreds of developmental assessments with children who were at-risk for developmental delay and she currently participates in the interdisciplinary diagnostic observations of children suspected of having autism in the UAB Civitan/Sparks Autism Clinic. Dr. Guest also coordinates services for children with disabilities in the UAB Early Head Start Program. She is a member of the UAB Collaboration for Autism Research, Education, and Service (UAB CARES) and the Alabama District Early Intervention Council.

Representative Publications:

Planalp, E.M., Lefever, J.B., Guest, K.C., & Braungart-Rieker, J.M. (2011, April). Early Environment and Childhood Obesity in Hispanic, African, American, and White Families. Poster presented at the biannual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Guest, K.C., O’Kelley, S.E., Wojnaroski, M., McCalla, M.K., & Biasini, F.J. (2011, February). Relationship between Screening Measures and Symptom Severity in Young Children Evaluated for an Autism Spectrum Disorder: Preliminary Findings. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Alabama Autism Conference, Tuscaloosa, AL.

O’Kelley, S.E., Guest, K.C., McCalla, M.K., Wojnaroski, M., Bailey, K.J., Griffith, E.M., & Biasini, F.J. (2011, February). Preliminary Findings Regarding the Use of the M-CHAT Best 7 Scoring Approach in Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Young Children Referred for Developmental Assessment. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Alabama Autism Conference, Tuscaloosa, AL.

O’Kelley, S.E., Guest, K.C., Munger, S.M., Bailey, K.J., Biasini, F.J., & Griffith, E. M. (2010, May). Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Young Children Referred for Developmental Assessment: Guiding Efficient Assessment Practices within a Tertiary Clinic Setting. Poster presented at the 2010 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Philadelphia, PA.

Griffith, E.M., O’Kelley, S.E., Perez, T., Biasini, F.J., Guest, K.C., & Bailey, K.J. (2010, May). Use of the Social Responsiveness Scale as a Screening Tool for Children Referred for Evaluation of Developmental Disabilities. Poster presented at the 2010 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Philadelphia, PA.

Teaching Interests:

Undergraduate

PY 212 Developmental Psychology
PY Cross Cultural Perspectives in Child Development
PY 412 Social Development
PY 415 Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities

Graduate

PY 712 Social Development