IASSIDD

International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Phil Davidson - President-Elect


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Dr. Phil Davidson
President-Elect
2017-2019



About Phil

Philip W. Davidson is Professor of Pediatrics, Environmental Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. From 1975 until 2007, Dr. Davidson directed the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities (a University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service). For the past 21 years, Dr Davidson has been a senior investigator on the Seychelles Child Development Study examining the developmental neurotoxicity of methylmercury. His research interests also include lifespan and aging effects on health and mental health outcomes in older adults with developmental disabilities. He has over 140 peer-reviewed publications and 60 book chapters and is the editor or co-editor of three books. Dr. Davidson has served as President of the Psychology Division of the American Association on Mental Retardation. He was Secretary-Treasurer of APA Division 12, Section 5 (the Society of Pediatric Psychology), and held the same office on the Association of University Centers on Disabilities. He is Past President of Division 33 (Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities) of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Davidson has served as Member of Council and Treasurer of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD). He is the Past Co-chair of IASSIDD’s Special Interest Research Group on Aging and Intellectual Disability. He is a member of the Society of Pediatric Research.