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Daniel Crimmins

Professor    Director of Center for Leadership in Disability    

University of Mississippi Medical Center, Internship, 1981, Clinical Psychology
Ph.D., 1984, State University of New York at Binghamton, Psychology (Clinical)
M.A., 1978, State University of New York at Binghamton, Psychology
B.A., 1975, State University of New York at Binghamton, Psychology


Director of the Center for Leadership in Disability
Daniel Crimmins, PhD CV

Daniel Crimmins, PhD, serves as Director of the Center for Leadership in Disability and Professor of Public Health at Georgia State University. In this position, he oversees a range of academic, training, technical assistance, research, and model service programs that contribute to the independence, inclusion, and productivity of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages.

Throughout his career, Dr. Crimmins has worked to improve the capacity of organizations and individuals to provide evidence-based behavioral and educational interventions for children and adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities. He is the lead developer of, a website that includes videos that describe the positive behavior supports process, a positive behavior supports planning tool, and interventions that can be used by teachers, child care providers, and parents.

University courses that Dr. Crimmins has instructed include Health Policymaking in the United States, Disability and Public Health and Epidemiology of Disability.


Crimmins, D. & Heggs, A. (2016). Reaching the unserved and underserved: Medical care in rural and urban settings. In I.L. Rubin, J. Merrick, D.E. Greydanus, & D.R. Patel (Eds.). Rubin and Crocker 3rd Edition: Health care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the lifespan. Dordrecht: Springer.

Graybill, E., Self-Brown, S., Lai, B., Vinoski, E., McGill, T., & Crimmins, D. (2014). Addressing disparities in parent education: Examining the effects of Learn the Signs/Act Early parent education materials on parent outcomes. Early Education Journal. DOI 10.1007/s10643-014-0680-3

Gerhardt, P.F., & Crimmins, D. (Eds.) (2012). Social skills and adaptive behavior in learners with autism spectrum disorders: Current status and future directions. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Howell, J.L., Ramirez, S., & Crimmins, D.B. (2010). Deinstitutionalization through the Olmstead decision: A promise still unrealized. International Public Health Journal, 2 (2), 173-182.

Crimmins, D., Ramirez, S., Stevens, B., & Howell, J. (2010). From the inside out: Personal perspectives of six Georgians on their institutional experiences. Georgia State University Law Review, 26 (3), 741-761.