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Romani, Patrick

Patrick Romani PhD, BCBA-D

Verified Course Sequence Coordinator
  • School of Education & Human Development

Email Address:patrick.w.romani@ucdenver.edu

Dr. Patrick Romani is a licensed psychologist and board-certified behavior analyst-doctoral (R). He directs the Master's program in Special Education with an Emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. He teaches SPED 5470 and SPED 5480. Dr. Romani also supervises clinical care on a specialized psychiatric inpatient unit for youth with severe problem behaviors. His research interests involve refining common behavior-analytic assessment and treatment procedures and identifying ways to expand access to evidence-based practices in rural communities. He has published research in leading behavior-analytic journals, and currently serves on the editorial review boards for Education and Treatment of Children, Behavior Analysis in Practice, Journal of Behavioral Education, and Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice.

Areas of Expertise

  • Assessment and treatment of severe problem behaviors (e.g., self-injury, aggression)
  • Staff training and supervision
  • School consultation
  • Telehealth-based delivery of Applied Behavior Analytic Services
  • Community-Based Participatory Research

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • BS, Psychology, University of Iowa (2008)
  • PhD, School Psychology, University of Iowa (2014)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Nebraska Medical Center's Munroe-Meyer Institute (2015)

Certifications and Licensures:

  • Licensed Psychologist, state of Colorado
  • Board-Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctoral (R)



  • Principal Investigator, Assessment and Intervention for Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Children Diagnosed with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities, Association for University Centers on Disabilities and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Principal Investigator, Evaluating Current Practices Credentialed Behavior Analysts Use When Working with Clients Engaging in Moderate-to-Severe Problem Behavior, Colorado Healthcare Policy and Financing
  • Principal Investigator, Evaluation of Unique and Combined Effects of Behavioral Personal Protective Equipment and Behavioral Treatment Program on staff member Safety, Clinical, Operational Effectiveness, and Patient Safety Small Grants Program, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Co-Investigator, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Efficacy and Safety Study of Cannabidiol for the Treatment of Irritability in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment


  • Associate Professor, Division of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Vice Chair, National Autism and Intellectual Disability Psychiatric Care Collaborative (NAID-PCC)
  • Consultant, Colorado Department of Education's Autism Team
  • Treasurer, Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Member, Society for Pediatric Research

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