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Jimenez-Gomez, Corina

Research Assistant Professor, School of Behavior Analysis

Personal Overview

Dr. Corina Jimenez-Gomez earned a Licensure in Psychology from the Universidad Católica Andres Bello in Caracas, Venezuela. In 2008, she graduated from Utah State University with a doctorate in Psychology with a Behavior Analysis emphasis. Subsequently, she completed post-doctoral training at the University of Michigan and held a Research Fellow position at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. She joined The Scott Center for Autism Treatment in 2015, where she currently serves as Faculty Supervisor, and serves as Research Assistant Professor at Florida Institute of Technology’s School of Behavior Analysis. Dr. Jimenez-Gomez has served as a reviewer for a number of scientific journals, including Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavioural Processes, Behaviour Research and Therapy, and Behavioural Pharmacology.

Dr. Jimenez-Gomez is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctorate, and her professional interests include early intervention, caregiver and therapist training, translational research, choice and behavioral persistence, naturalistic behavioral interventions, and problem behavior.

Educational Background

2008 -- Utah State University, Psychology, Ph.D.

2005 -- Utah State University, Psychology, M.S.

2002 -- Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Psychology, Licensure

Recognition & Awards

Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctoral (BCBA-D)

Certification in Organizational Behavior Management

Current Courses

BEHP5014: Introduction to Ethical & Professional Conduct of Behavior Analysts

BEHP5015: Decreasing, Eliminating and Replacing Problem Behavior

BEHP5021: Coordinating Behavior Analysis with Psychiatric & Other Medical Services

BEH5248 and BEH5249: Pre-Practical Field Experience

Selected Publications

Jimenez-Gomez, C., Nastri, R., Rajagopal, S., & Chong. I. M. (in preparation). Matrix Training for Expanding Communication of Toddlers and Preschoolers with ASD.

Blackman, A. L., Jimenez-Gomez, C., & Shvarts, S. (in preparation). Effectiveness of online versus in-vivo training for parents of children with ASD.

Jimenez-Gomez, C., Crochet, E., McGarry, K., & Chong. I. M. (submitted). Training Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) to Implement Naturalistic Behavioral Interventions Using Therapeutic Play Protocol.

Podlesnik, C. A., Kelley, M. E., Jimenez-Gomez, C., & Bouton, M. E. (2017). Context renewal and its implications for treatment maintenance: A review. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 675-697.

Podlesnik, C. A., & Jimenez-Gomez, C. (2016). Contrafreeloading, reinforcement rate, and behavioral momentum. Behavioural Processes, 128, 24-28.

Podlesnik, C. A., Jimenez-Gomez, C., & Shahan, T. A. (2013). Are preference and resistance to change convergent expressions of stimulus value? Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 100, 27-48.

Jimenez-Gomez, C. & Shahan, T. A. (2012). Concurrent-chains schedules of alcohol self-administration and preference for alcohol-associated conditioned reinforcement. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 97, 71-83.

Jimenez-Gomez, C., Osentoski, A., Woods, J. H. (2011). Pharmacological evaluation of the adequacy of marble burying as an animal model of compulsion and/or anxiety. Behavioural Pharmacology, 22, 711-713.

Jimenez-Gomez, C., Podlesnik, C. A., & Shahan, T. A. (2009). Effects of initial-link duration on preference and resistance to change in concurrent-chains schedules. Behavioural Processes, 81, 223-226.

Jimenez-Gomez, C., & Shahan, T. A. (2008). Matching law analysis of rats’ alcohol self-administration in a free-operant choice procedure. Behavioural Pharmacology, 19, 353-356.

Jimenez-Gomez, C., & Shahan, T. A. (2007). Resistance to change of alcohol self-administration: Effects of alcohol-delivery rate on disruption by extinction and naltrexone. Behavioural Pharmacology, 18, 161-169.

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