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Melanie Pellecchia

Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Consulting Psychologist, Penn Medicine Autism Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
3535 Market Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-1950
Education:
B.S (Psychology)
St. Joseph's University, 2000.
M.S.Ed (Applied Behavior Analysis)
Temple University, 2006.
Ph.D. (School Psychology)
Temple University, 2013.
Post-Graduate Training
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, 2013-2015.
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Selected Publications

Cidav, Z., Mandell, D.S., Ingersoll, B., Pellecchia, M. : Costing Implementation and Intervention in Hybrid Trials: Project ImPACT for Young Children with Autism. 5th Annual UK Implementation Science Research Conference July 2022.

Stahmer, A.C., Vejnoska, S.F., Iadarola, S., Pellecchia, M., Gulsrud, A., Mandell, D., & Kasari, C.: Reducing disparities in early intervention service access by increasing community partnership and employment in research. In L. Hall (chair), Fostering Authentic Community Engagement. Symposium presented at the Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, CA February 2022.

Pellecchia, M., Mandell, D.S., Beidas, R.S., Dunst, C.J., Tomczuk, L., Newman, J., Zeigler, L., Stahmer, A.C.: Parent Coaching in Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Brief Report. Journal of Early Intervention 2022.

Maddox, B. B., Phan, M. L., Byeon, Y. V., Wolk, C. B., Stewart, R. E., Powell, B. J., Okamura, K. H., Pellecchia, M., Becker-Haimes, E. M., Asch, D. A., & Beidas, R. S.: Short report: Metrics to evaluate implementation scientists in the USA: What matters most? Implementation Science Communications 3(75), 2022.

Lawson, G., Mandell, D.S., Tomczuk., L., Marcus, S., Fishman, J., & Pellecchia, M.: New frontiers in understanding the multilevel nature of implementation: recommendations and empirical applications of multilevel theory and research. Oral Presentation Delivered at the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration Conference, San Diego, CA. 2022.

Cidav, Z., Mandell, D.S., Ingersoll, B., & Pellecchia, M.: Costing Implementation and Intervention in Hybrid Trials: Project ImPACT for Young Children with Autism. Oral Presentation Delivered at the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration Conference, San Diego, CA. 2022.

Tomczuk, L., Stewart, R.E., Beidas, R.S., Mandell, D.S., Pellecchia, M.: Who Gets Coached? A Qualitative Inquiry into Community Clinicians’ Decisions to Use Caregiver Coaching. Autism December 2021.

Tomczuk, L. & Pellecchia, M.: COVID-19 and early intervention services: A qualitative review of caregiver perspectives. Poster presented at the American Public Health Association 2021 Annual Meeting & Expo, Denver, CO. (Virtual) October 2021.

Iadarola, S., Pellecchia, M., Stahmer, A., Gulsrud, A., Lee, H.S., Shih, W., McGhee Hassrick, E., & Kasari, C.: Mind the Gap, a Caregiver-Engagement Focused Intervention for Traditionally Underserved Families with a New Autism Diagnosis. In J. Locke (chair), Using Novel Implementation Tools for Evidence-Based Practice Delivery (UNITED) for Under Resourced Settings. Paper presented at a symposium at International Society for Autism Research annual meeting (virtual). May 2021.

Melanie Pellecchia, Chair: Can Behavioral and Developmental Science Live Happily Ever After? An Overview and Application of Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Intervention. Symposium presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (virtual). May 2021.

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