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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-822-3700


6701 Fannin Street
Suite 1630
Houston, TX 77030

Elizabeth Klinepeter, PhD, BCBA

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Psychology

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Post-doctoral Fellow Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Autism Treatment 2020
Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Internship Pre-Doctoral Internship in Applied Behavior Analysis 2018
University of Florida PhD Doctor of Philosophy in School Psychology 2018
University of Florida Masters Master of Education in School Psychology 2015
University of Notre Dame Bachelors Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 2013


Dr. Klinepeter is currently an Assistant Professor in the Section of Psychology within the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She is also a licensed psychologist and board certified behavior analyst. Dr. Klinepeter specializes in evidence-based assessment and treatment of significant behavioral concerns, particularly in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.

Clinical Interests:

Dr. Klinepeter provides inpatient psychological services to children and adolescents who are admitted for acute behavioral crises or who present with aggressive and disruptive behavioral concerns in the context of a medical admission. Her areas of expertise include autism spectrum disorder, intellectual/developmental disabilities, applied behavior analysis, and caregiver behavior management training. She uses evidence-based practices when delivering care including conducting functional behavior assessments, providing behavior analytic interventions, and implementing parent management training. She also emphasizes collaboration with families, healthcare providers, and community-based providers to meet the multi-faceted needs of patients. In addition, Dr. Klinepeter conducts diagnostic evaluations for autism spectrum disorder.

Research Interests:

Dr. Klinepeter’s research interests align with her clinical interests and are applied in nature. Her ongoing research includes investigation of parent/caregiver experiences with inpatient behavioral health care, development and evaluation of medical staff behavioral health training, adaptation of behavior analytic procedures to the inpatient care environment, and implementation of novel behavior analytic procedures.


Organization Name Role
American Psychological Association (APA) Member
Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (APA Division 53) Member
Texas Association for Behavior Analysis Member

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