Adiaha I.A. Spinks-Franklin, MD

Department or Service


Developmental Pediatrics

Phone: 832-822-3400
Fax: (832) 825-3399

Contact Information

6701 Fannin
Suite 1530
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Associate Director, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Fellowship

Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics


School Education Degree Year
Children's Hospital Boston fellowship Developmental/Behavioral Pedi. 2005
Children's Hospital of Michigan residency Pediatrics 2002
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 1999


Dr. Spinks-Franklin's research interests are in the areas of the cultural aspect of child development. Her previous research experience included studying the development of children in Senegal, West Africa, and studying the mental health impact of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on school-aged African American children in Houston. Other research experiences including exploring the racial identity development of school-aged African American and Latino children in the Houston area who are participating in a reading intervention program. Her current project explores healthcare disparities among children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.


Organization Name Role
Academic Pediatric Society Member, Race and Women in Medicine SIG; Member, Research Committee
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
Society of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Co-Chair, Advocacy Committee; Member, Membership Committee
Society of Research in Child Development Member

Selected Publications