Dr. Sarah Dababnah, Assistant Professor
Phone: (410) 706.8076
UM School of Social Work
525 West Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Sarah Dababnah, PhD, MPH, MSW is an Assistant Professor at University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work. She specializes in research related to the health and well-being of families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Sarah’s current research focuses on the adaptation of an empirically-based early intervention for parents raising preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder. Her international research investigates parenting stress and stigma in families of children with autism in India and the Middle East. Sarah received specialized training in early childhood and disability practice, research, and policy at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (Chapel Hill, NC), the Kennedy Krieger Institute (Baltimore, MD), the Columbia University National Center for Children in Poverty (New York, NY), and the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health (Washington, DC). She is also a former Peace Corps Volunteer. She holds advanced degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Johns Hopkins University.