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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-822-3704


Autism Center - Texas Children's Hospital
8080 North Stadium Drive, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77054

Rachel H. Fein, PhD, BCBA

Assistant Professor, Psychology Section, Pediatrics

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Clinical Child/Pediatric Psychology Post-Doctoral (Preschool Track) 2018
Baylor College of Medicine Internship Clinical Child/Pediatric Psychology Pre-Doctoral 2017
University of Houston PhD School Psychology 2017
University of Texas at Austin Masters M.Ed. in Special Education- Autism and Developmental Disabilities 2008
University of Texas at Austin Bachelors Psychology 2007


Dr. Fein works as an Assistant Professor in the Section of Psychology within the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). She is also a licensed psychologist working within the Autism Center at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH). Dr. Fein provides clinical assessments and treatment to patients within the Autism Center. In addition to specializing in the assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Dr. Fein specializes in working with preschool-aged populations and children with disruptive behaviors. Dr. Fein utilizes evidence-based practices in working with these population, including applied behavior analysis, parent management training, and culturally responsive assessment and treatment. She is trained to research reliability in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition, and she is certified as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Fein’s research interests broadly surround ASD with an emphasis on parent management training for families of children with ASD and comorbid disruptive behaviors. 

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Organization Name Role
American Psychological Association (APA) Member
National Association of School Psychologists Member
Texas Psychological Association Member

Selected Publications

Fein, R. H., Brewton, C., Bergez, K., & Mire, S. S (2016). Girls with autism: Exploring gender disproportionality in special education. Research and Practice in the Schools, 4(1), 42-53. 

Goin-Kochel, R. P., Mire, S. S., Dempsey, A., Fein, R. H., Guffy, D., Minard, C., Cunningham, R. M., Sahni, L. C., & Bloom, J. A. (2016). Parental report of vaccine receipt in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Do rates differ by pattern of ASD onset? Vaccine 34(11), 1335-1342. 

* Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.