Carrie Borrero, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Carrie Borrero
Carrie Borrero
Case Manager, Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 443-923-2619

Carrie S. W. Borrero is a case manager in the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and is also an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Borrero graduated in 1995 from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor's of science in psychology. She continued her education at the University of Florida and earned her doctorate degree in 2006 under the supervision of Timothy R. Vollmer. She is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis, the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis and is a board-certified behavior analyst. She has been with the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program since 2007, working with children with feeding difficulties, intellectual disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders.  

Research Summary:

Dr. Borrero’s research and training have focused on the application of behavior analytic principles to the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior exhibited by individuals with developmental disabilities. She has contributed to research in this area through publications related to functional analysis, treatment and the evaluation of caregiver-child interactions. She has published on parent-child interactions and caregiver training related to the assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders. Her current interests include the evaluation of intervention strategies to treat food refusal, caregiver training, and the effects of food preferences on treatment. She serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) and has served as a guest associate editor for JABA.

Research Publications: 

Borrero CS, Borrero JC (2008). Descriptive and functional analyses of potential precursors to problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 41, 83-96.

Borrero CS, Woods JN, Masler EA, Lesser AD. (2010). Descriptive analysis of parent-child interactions: An evaluation of inappropriate mealtime behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 71-88.

Woods JN, Borrero JC, Laud R, Borrero CS. (2010). Descriptive analyses of pediatric food refusal: The structure of parental attention. Behavior Modification, 34, 35-56.

Borrero CS, Vollmer TR, Borrero JC, Bourret J, Sloman KN, Samaha A, Dallery J. (2010). Concurrent reinforcement schedules for problem behavior and appropriate behavior: Experimental applications of the matching law. Journal for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 93, 455-469.

Pangborn M, Borrero CS, Borrero JC (2013). A sequential parent training procedure to increase parent integrity during mealtimes. Behavioral Interventions, 28, 107-130.

Gonzales ML, Taylor T, Borrero CS, Sangkavasi E. (2013). An individualized levels system to increase independent mealtime behavior in children with food refusal. Behavioral Interventions, 28, 143-157.