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Dr. Vivian Ibañez

Dr. Vivian Ibañez is a board certified behavior analyst, a clinical faculty member of the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program at Children’s Specialized Hospital, and an affiliate faculty member of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. She has been working in the field of applied behavior analysis for over ten years, during which her clinical training and research have focused on the assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders. Before her current positions, Dr. Ibañez completed postdoctoral training at the University of Florida, where she directed the Behavior Analysis Research Clinic’s feeding services under Dr. Timothy Vollmer’s supervision. Dr. Ibañez also has experience working as a feeding therapist and case manager in the intensive day-treatment and inpatient feeding programs at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the intensive day-treatment feeding program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute. She received her master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and her doctoral degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Nebraska Medical Center under the supervision of Dr. Cathleen Piazza. Dr. Ibañez’s research continues to focus on the assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders with a specific emphasis on factors that influence generalization and maintenance of feeding intervention outcomes. Dr. Ibañez has authored book chapters and training manuals in addition to publications in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavioral Development Bulletin, for which she has also served as a guest reviewer.