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About Dr. Heinicke



Dr. Megan Heinicke received her Ph.D. in Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences from Auburn University under the advisement of Dr. James Carr. Dr. Heinicke received her Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and her Master’s degree from Auburn University. Currently, Dr. Heinicke is an assistant professor in the Psychology Department at California State University, Sacramento. Dr. Heinicke teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in applied behavior analysis and developmental disabilities.


Dr. Heinicke is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral with experience in various settings including neurorehabilitation settings, alternative schools, clinical settings, and foster and adult family home agencies. Dr. Heinicke is currently serves on the advisory council of the Sacramento Head Trauma Support Project and serves as a guest reviewer for several journal outlets. She has published research articles in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Analysis and Practice, The Behavior Analyst, Brain Injury, Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, and The Analysis of Verbal Behavior.


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Research Interests



Dr. Heinicke's current research interests include the use of behavioral interventions within neurorehabilitation settings, teaching safety skills to adults with intellectual disabilities, verbal behavior, shaping public speaking skills, behavior-analytic teaching strategies in college classrooms, and stimulus preference assessments.

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