Naomi B. Swiezy


Titled Professor (2013)
Alan H. Cohen Family Professor
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry


Dr. Swiezy joined the faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in Applied Behavior Analysis, caregiver training, and the behavioral assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. She was named the Alan H. Cohen Family Scholar of Psychiatry in July, 2007 and is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry. Dr. Swiezy is the Director of the HANDS in Autism Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center at the IU School of Medicine. This training model was designed to provide intensive and hands-on coaching and training of staff and professionals working in educational environments with individuals across the autism spectrum. The Center also functions to support bridging of information and resources across the community to facilitate the collaboration, growth of local capacity and sustainability of efforts towards supporting the growth, development and success of individuals with an ASD as well as other developmental and behavioral disorders. Foundational support for the program has been provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as through the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and added philanthropic support. Dr. Swiezy provides consultation in clinic as well as in the community through home intervention and school and other community contracts and collaborations. Dr. Swiezy has served as a board member and committee member to a number of hospital and community organizations. She is an editorial board member of the peer-reviewed journal, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders and serves on a National NIMH review committee. Dr. Swiezy presents and publishes widely in the area of autism and the development of the HANDS program.