Todd G. Kopelman, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Contact Information

2913 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City, IA 52242


BA, Psychology, Grinnell College
MSW, Social Work, University of Iowa
PhD, School Psychology, University of Iowa

Licensure and Certifications

Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Health Service Provider - Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensing
Licensed Psychologist - State of Iowa


Xu, G., Strathearn, L., Liu, B., O'Brien, M., Kopelman, T. G., Zhu, J., Snetselaar, L. G. & Bao, W. (2018). Prevalence and Treatment Patterns of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the United States, 2016. JAMA pediatrics. PMID: 30508021.

Fewell, R., Romani, P., Wacker, D., Lindgren, S., Kopelman, T. & Waldron, D. (2016). Relations between consumption of functional and arbitrary reinforcers during Functional Communication Training. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 28(2), 237-253.

Lindgren, S., Wacker, D., Suess, A., Schieltz, K., Pelzel, K., Kopelman, T., Lee, J., Romani, P. & Waldron, D. (2016). Telehealth and autism: treating challenging behavior at lower cost. Pediatrics, 137 Suppl 2, S167-S175.

Wacker, D., Schieltz, K., Suess, A., Romani, P., padilla, Y., Kopelman, T. G., Lee, J. & Lindgren, S. (2016). Telemedicine. In Clinical Handbook of evidence based practices for individuals with intellectual disabilities. pp. 585-614. Springer.

Kopelman, T., Wacker, D. P., Lee, J. F., Padiall, Y. C., Lindgren, S. D., Kuhle, J., Pelzel, K. E., Dyson, S., Schieltz, K. M. & Waldron, D. B. (2013). Conducting functional communication training via telehealth to reduce the problem behavior of young children with autism. J Dev Phys Disabil, 25(1), 35-48. PMID: 23543855.

Kopelman, T., Lindgren, S. & Wacker, D. (2011). Interventions for autism spectrum disorders. Early & Periodic Screening, Diagnosis & Treatment (EPSDT) Care for Kids Newsletter, 18(1), 3-4, 7.

Kopelman, T., Lindgren, S. & Wacker, D. (2011). Screening and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. Early & Periodic Screening, Diagnosis & Treatment (EPSDT) Care for Kids Newsletter, 18(1), 1-2, 7.

Kopelman, T., Ringdahl, J. E. & Falcomata, T. (2009). Theories and principles of applied behavior analysis. In J. Matson (Eds.) Applied behavior analysis for children with autism spectrum disorders: A handbook. pp. 15-32. New York: Springer.

Kopelman, T., Boelter, E., Wacker, D. P., Call, N., Ringdahl, J. E. & Gardner, A. W. (2007). Effects of antecedent variables on disruptive behavior and accurate responding in young children inn outpatient settings. J Appl Behav Anal, 40(2), 321-326. PMID: 17624072.

Kopelman, T., Huber, D. L., Kopelman, B. C., Sarrazan, M. V. & Hall, J. H. (2006). Client satisfaction with rural substance abuse case management services. Care Manag J, 7(4), 170-190. PMID: 17194054.