Natalie Badgett

Postdoctoral Research Associate


  • Ph.D., University of Washington
  • M.Ed., University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., Chapman University

Natalie Badgett, Ph.D., BCBA-D earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Chapman University, her master’s degree in early childhood special education from the University of Texas at Austin, and her Ph.D. in special education from the University of Washington. While at the University of Washington, Natalie served as a research assistant and Practicum Supervisor in the Applied Behavior Analysis graduate program. Additionally, she was a member of the Student Intervention Team at the Experimental Education Unit (EEU), an inclusive preschool affiliated with the University of Washington Haring Center for Inclusive Education. She gained additional training as a pre-doctoral intern in the bio-behavioral unit at the Seattle Children’s Autism Center and as a trainee in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program at the University of Washington.

Natalie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral and has extensive experience working with individuals with autism in home, clinic, and school settings. Her work focuses on promoting sustainable implementation of evidence based behavioral practices across applied and educational settings. Specific research interests include functional assessment and intervention to address challenging behaviors, training and support models for practitioners in community and educational settings, and analysis of social validity in behavioral research.