Anita Li

Anita Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department
Psychology
Office
Coburn Hall - 340G
Links
Website

Expertise

Behavior analysis, behavioral health; instructional design; applied behavioral pharmacology; developmental disabilities; diversity

Research Interests

Research interests include behavioral health topics such as burnout, physical activity, psychotropic medication management as well as diversity and gender issues in behavior analysis.

Education

  • Ph.D. Psychology (2020), Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, MI
  • M.S. Applied Behavior Analysis (2015), Florida Institute of Technology - Orlando, Fl
  • B.S. Psychology (2010), University of Florida - Gainesville, Fl

Biosketch

Anita Li has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2013 and has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities in a variety of settings. She has presented more than 30 papers and workshops, including invited addresses, at both national and international conferences in behavior analysis and has published her research in several journals, including Behavior Analysis in Practice, Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, and Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Additionally, Anita has served as guest editor on two special sections of Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice devoted to the experimental analysis of behavior.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • All University Graduate Teaching Award Recipient (2020) - Western Michigan University
  • All University Graduate Research and Creative Scholar Award Recipient (2018) - Western Michigan University

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

  • Li, A. (2022, January). Factors and measures of burnout in practice and considerations for supervisory systems. Webinar presented for ABAI, Online.
  • Li, A. (2021, March). Solidarity. Invited paper presented at RIABA Special CEU Event: Antiracist Actions in Behavior Analysis, Online.
  • Li, A. (2021, March). Using OER in General Psychology. Paper presented at Open Education Resources Online Symposium, Online.
  • Li, A., Gravina, N., Pritchard, J., & Poling, A. (2019, May). The gender pay gap for behavior analysis faculty: It's big and bad. Paper presented at the ABAI 45th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Li, A., Curiel, H., Pritchard, J.K., & Poling, A. (2019, May). Participation of women in behavior analysis research: Some recent and relevant data. Paper presented at the ABAI 45th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Li, A., & Poling, A. (2018, May). Board certified behavior analysts and psychotropic medications: Slipshod training, inconsistent involvement, and reason for hope. Paper presented at the ABAI 44th Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Li, A., & Poling, A. (2018, February). Using behavior-change medications to benefit people with autism: An overview. Invited address delivered ABAI Autism 12th Conference, Miami, Florida.
  • Li, A. (2017, November). Psychotropic drugs and autism spectrum disorder. Paper presented at ABAI 9th International Conference, Paris, France.
  • Li, A. (2017, October). Psychotropic drugs and autism spectrum disorder. Invited paper presented at Applied Behavior Analysis: Theory and Practice – 2017 conference hosted by RusABA, Moscow, Russia.
  • Li, A., Curiel, H., Bakalyar, K., Miller, A., & Poling, A. (2017, May). Increasing physical activity in college students with autism spectrum disorder. Paper presented at the ABAI 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado.
  • Li, A., Miller, A., Curiel, H., & Poling, A. (2017, May). A preliminary evaluation of correspondence between healthy food statements and preference. Paper presented at the ABAI 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado.