Daniel Crimmins, PhD

Daniel Crimmins, PhD

Academic Representative 

Georgia State University
Director, Center for Leadership in Disability
Clinical professor, School of Public Health

Dr. Crimmins serves as Director of the Center for Leadership in Disability (UCEDD) and Clinical Professor in the Institute of Public Health at GSU. He has taught extensively at the graduate level in special education and public health, and has a long involvement with interdisciplinary postgraduate training. Throughout his career, Dr. Crimmins has worked to improve the capacity of organizations to provide evidence-based behavioral and educational interventions for children and adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities. He has a particular interest in issues that reflect the intersection of research, practice, and policy.

After a more-than-twenty-year career at the Westchester Institute for Human Development and the New York Medical College, Dr. Crimmins joined the Marcus Institute in May 2007, moving to GSU in August 2008. Since the move to GSU, he has successfully competed for grant funding to establish a Disability Partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine, to study the use of the Learn the Sign/Act Early materials with families in the child welfare system, to examine service utilization by Medicaid-eligible children with autism, and to develop a graduate-level interdisciplinary training program. He serves on a number of community and state boards and task forces that have the goal of improving access to quality services for individuals with disabilities. He also currently serves as the President of the Association for University Centers on Disabilities.

Dr. Crimmins received his BA, MA, and PhD in psychology from Binghamton University, completed an internship in clinical psychology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and is a licensed psychologist in New York State. In 2002 and 2003, Dr. Crimmins was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow in Washington DC, where he worked in the Office of Senator Jim Jeffords on health and education policy.