Denys Brand, Ph.D
Department of Psychology
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J. Street
Sacramento, CA 95919-6007
Dr. Denys Brand is the director of the Performance Improvement Laboratory and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at California State University, Sacramento. He was awarded his PhD in psychology from the University of Auckland (New Zealand) in 2015. His doctoral dissertation was supervised by Drs. Oliver Mudford and Douglas Elliffe, and involved using sequential analysis (specifically, markov probability chains) to identify problematic sequential dependencies affecting the treatment integrity of discrete-trial teaching programs for children with disabilities. Following his PhD, he worked three years as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Kansas under the supervision of Dr. Florence D. DiGennaro Reed. Dr. Brand has published in peer-reviewed academic journals, such as Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Journal of Behavioral Education, Behavioral Interventions, Teaching Exceptional Children, European Journal of Behavior Analysis, and currently serves on the editorial board for Behavior Analysis in Practice. Additionally, he is a current board member for the Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis. Presently, his research interests include performance feedback, sequential analysis, procedural integrity, and staff training. Dr. Brand is passionate about the study of behavior in both experimental and applied settings and enjoys working alongside undergraduate and graduate students as a teacher and researcher.
Erath, T. G., DiGennaro Reed, F. D., Sundermeyer, H., Brand, D., Novak, M. D., Harbison, M., & Shears, R. Enhancing the integrity of training by novice trainers using behavioral skills training (in press). Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Brand, D., Henley, A. J., DiGennaro Reed, F. D., Gray, E., & Crabbs, B. (2019). A review of published studies involving parametric manipulations of treatment integrity. Journal of Behavioral Education, 28,1-26. doi:
DiGennaro Reed, F. D., Blackman, A., Erath, T. G., Brand, D., & Novak, M. D. (2018). Guidelines for using behavioral skills training to provide teacher support. Teaching Exceptional Children, 50(6), 373-380.
Brand, D., Elliffe, D., & DiGennaro Reed, F. D. (2018). Using sequential analysis to assess component integrity of discrete-trial teaching programs. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 19, 30-47. doi:
DiGennaro Reed, F. D., Novak, M. D., Erath, T. G., Brand, D., & Henley, A. J. (2018). Pinpointing and measurement of employee behavior. In B. Wine & J. Pritchard (Eds.), Organizational behavior management, The essentials. Hedgehog Publishers.
DiGennaro Reed, F. D., Erath, T. G., Brand, D., & Novak, M. D. (2018). Video modeling during coaching and performance feedback. In A. J Fischer, T. Collins, E. H. Hart, & K. C. Radley (Eds.), Technology applications in school consultation, supervision, and school psychology training. Routledge.
Brand, D. (2017). Treatment integrity: Why it is important regardless of discipline. Association for Science in Autism Treatment, 14, 6-11.
Brand, D., Mudford, O.C., Arnold-Saritepe, A., & Elliffe, D. (2017). Assessing the within-trial treatment integrity of discrete-trial teaching programs using sequential analysis. Behavioral Interventions, 32, 54-69. doi:10.1002/bin.1455
Hensman, M., Mudford, O. C., Dorrestein, M., & Brand, D. (2015). Behavioral evaluation of sensory based activities in dementia care. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 16, 295-311.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15021149.2015.1085693
Engstrom, E., Mudford, O., & Brand, D. (2015). Replication of the check-in procedure to increase activity engagement among people with severe dementia. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 460-465. doi: 10.1002/jaba.195