Kristi Carter Guest

PhD, Developmental Psychology concentration, 1999

Career: Associate Professor, UAB

Dr. Kristi Carter Guest is the Director and Disabilities Services Coordinator for the UAB Early Head Start Program, Research Coordinator for the UAB Civitan-Sparks Clinics and the UAB Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. She serves on the Board for the Central Alabama Early Intervention Council and is on the planning committee for the statewide Alabama Early Intervention and Preschool Conference. Dr. Guest received clinical training at the UAB Civitan-Sparks Clinics performing hundreds of developmental assessments with children who were at-risk for developmental delay. Currently she participates in the interdisciplinary diagnostic observations of children suspected of having Autism Spectrum Disorders in the UAB Civitan-Sparks ASD Clinic. With the UAB Early Head Start Program, Dr. Guest directs and provides clinical services for children and their families. With the UAB Early Head Start program, she coordinates all of the developmental screenings for children in the program and provides services to children with disabilities including initiating and facilitating early intervention and school-based services. Dr. Guest serves on numerous graduate student committees in the Developmental Psychology Program and the School of Public Health Department of Health Behavior. She mentors undergraduate students in the UAB Science and Technology Honors Program, the University Honors Program, and the Psychology Honors Program. She also clinically supervises Medical Psychology graduate students, Developmental Psychology graduate students, trainees, and interns at the UAB Civitan-Sparks Clinics.