STAR Research Database: Teal Benevides

Institution: Augusta University, Department of Occupational Therapy; Joint Appointment in the Institute of Public and Preventive Health

Position: Associate Professor

Accepting Students: Yes

Research Interests: autism (across lifespan, particularly adulthood); mental health; system barriers and racism; health services research; large scale data analysis including Medicare and Medicaid

Current Projects:
-Life Course Trajectories and Mental Health Outcomes Among High-Risk Youth: An Analysis of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997. 
-Language and Literacy: Involvement of Occupational Therapy in a Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum. 

Recent Publications:
“Racial and ethnic disparities in benefits eligibility and spending among adults on the autism spectrum: A cohort study using the Medicare Medicaid Linked Enrollees Analytic Data Source.” (2021).

“Are Developmental Monitoring and Screening Better Together for Early Autism Identification Across Race and Ethnic Groups?” (2021). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

“Listening to the autistic voice: Mental health priorities to guide research and practice in autism from a stakeholder-driven project” (2020). Autism.

“Interventions to Address Health Outcomes Among Autistic Adults: A Systematic Review.” (2020). Autism.

“Guest Editorial: Measuring what matters in autism research and practice” (2020). Autism in Adulthood.

“Emergency department utilization among Medicare beneficiaries with autism.” (2020). Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

”Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in Medicare-enrolled autistic adults with and without co-occurring intellectual disability” (2019). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities.