Sarah Dababnah, Associate Professor
Phone: (410) 706.8076
UM 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.