Sarah Dababnah

Sarah DababnahSarah Dababnah, Associate Professor

Contact Information:
Phone: (410) 706.8076
Room: 5E39

Dababnah CV

Mailing Information:
School of Social Work
525 West Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Sarah Dababnah, PhD, MPH, MSW is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work. She specializes in practice, policy and research related to the health and well-being of families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dr. Dababnah has led several studies, domestically and internationally, focused on interventions for caregivers of children with autism. She is dedicated to promoting high-quality research and practice for especially vulnerable populations of children with developmental disabilities, including those exposed to intimate partner violence or involved in the child welfare system. Dr. Dababnah 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, and holds advanced degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Johns Hopkins University.


MPH, Johns Hopkins University
MSW: PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Expertise and Research Interests

Services and Support for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Sceening of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Early Intervention Services for Young Children with or at risk for Developmental Disabilities

Health-related Issues of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their Caregivers
Evidence-based Practices
Disability and Mental Health Policy
Cross-cultural Comparisons
Global Disability Issues
Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods