Eliza Appleton

LEND Trainee


Eliza is a doctoral graduate student in School Psychology at the University of Connecticut.
She obtained her B.S. in Psychology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland where she served as
President of Best Buddies. She initially worked with individuals with autism spectrum disorders
and developmental disabilities as an ABA service provider. She has since worked with children
and young adults with disabilities with severe problem behavior and complex psychopathology at
the Neurobehavioral Unit at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and conducted autism research with
Brown University within the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Inpatient Research
Collaborative. Eliza greatly enjoys collaborating with other providers and supporting families and
patients with disabilities throughout their medical care. Her research interests are in providing
compassionate integrative health services for people with disabilities with problem behavior. She
is specifically interested in combining behavioral health and physical health through medical staff
and physician training and implementing lifestyle medicine for patients with disabilities and
chronic illnesses.

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