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Dr. Elisabeth Dykens

Professor of Psychology & Human Development; Director and Annette Schaffer Eskind Professor of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

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Dr. Elisabeth Dykens Biography

Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D. is Director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Co-Director of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, and Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics. She received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas.

Dr. Dykens’ research focuses on both the mental health challenges and unique strengths of persons with genetic syndromes. She is examining compulsive behaviors and overeating in Prader-Willi syndrome; heightened anxiety in Williams syndrome; increased withdrawal and depression in Down syndrome; and both stressful and positive outcomes for families of these individuals. At the same time, she is studying the varied abilities associated with these syndromes, including unusual visual-spatial skills in a subset of persons with Prader-Willi syndrome, marked musical interests and talents in many with Williams syndrome, and increased sociability in people with Down syndrome. These studies shed light on relationships between genes, brain and behavior; as well as provide new insights into ameliorating mental health symptoms while also promoting strengths, well-being, and positive outcomes.

Dr. Dykens has authored over 220 publications, including 3 books, and serves on the Research and Evaluation Committee, Special Olympics International, and the Scientific Advisory Board, among others.

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Genetics and Mental Retardation Syndromes: A New Look at Behavior and Interventions

Genetics and Mental Retardation Syndromes: A New Look at Behavior and Interventions

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  • Music Cognition Lab is dedicated to the scientific study of how music affects the brain and behavior

    Vanderbilt is a natural environment for the music lab, and not just because of its location in Music City. Lense was drawn to graduate school at Vanderbilt by the opportunity to work under the tutelage of Elisabeth Dykens, professor of psychology and human development, pediatrics, and psychiatry and behavioral sciences. Among other areas, Dykens has expertise in the study of Williams syndrome, a...

  • Dr. Elisabeth Dykens Receives Rare Impact Award From National Organization for Rare Disorders

    An FPWR grantee, Dykens developed the Dykens Hyperphagia Questionnaire on food-seeking behaviors, which has become the gold standard for measuring outcomes in Prader-Willi syndrome clinical trials. Dr. Dykens is a leading researcher of mental health issues in Prader-Willi syndrome and has focused her research on issues of obsessive-compulsive behaviors, anxiety and social challenges that people...

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Professor of Psychology & Human Development; Director and Annette Schaffer Eskind Professor of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

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Dr. Elisabeth Dykens Biography

Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D. is Director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Co-Director of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, and Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics. She received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas.

Dr. Dykens’ research focuses on both the mental health challenges and unique strengths of persons with genetic syndromes. She is examining compulsive behaviors and overeating in Prader-Willi syndrome; heightened anxiety in Williams syndrome; increased withdrawal and depression in Down syndrome; and both stressful and positive outcomes for families of these individuals. At the same time, she is studying the varied abilities associated with these syndromes, including unusual visual-spatial skills in a subset of persons with Prader-Willi syndrome, marked musical interests and talents in many with Williams syndrome, and increased sociability in people with Down syndrome. These studies shed light on relationships between genes, brain and behavior; as well as provide new insights into ameliorating mental health symptoms while also promoting strengths, well-being, and positive outcomes.

Dr. Dykens has authored over 220 publications, including 3 books, and serves on the Research and Evaluation Committee, Special Olympics International, and the Scientific Advisory Board, among others.

Dr. Elisabeth Dykens Videos

  • IPWSO Leadership ECHO - Session 3 - Dr Elisabeth Dykens
  • Self Care and the PWS Profile - Elisabeth Dykens
  • Featured Inventor: Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., Parent Stress ...

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  • How to book Dr. Elisabeth Dykens?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dr. Elisabeth Dykens for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Dr. Elisabeth Dykens, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dr. Elisabeth Dykens or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Dr. Elisabeth Dykens?

    Booking fees for Dr. Elisabeth Dykens, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dr. Elisabeth Dykens, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dr. Elisabeth Dykens?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dr. Elisabeth Dykens for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dr. Elisabeth Dykens for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dr. Elisabeth Dykens or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dr. Elisabeth Dykens or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Dr. Elisabeth Dykens is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dr. Elisabeth Dykens for your event is available upon request. Dr. Elisabeth Dykens generally travels from Nashville, TN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lindy West, Elizabeth Blackburn, Sylvia Acevedo, Eileen Pollack and Richard J. Davidson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dr. Elisabeth Dykens for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Dr. Elisabeth Dykens Speaker Videos

  • IPWSO Leadership ECHO - Session 3 - Dr Elisabeth Dykens
    Self Care and the PWS Profile - Elisabeth Dykens
  • Featured Inventor: Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., Parent Stress ...
    My Health Chat: Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities ...

Dr. Elisabeth Dykens News

  • Music Cognition Lab is dedicated to the scientific study of how music affects the brain and behavior

    Vanderbilt is a natural environment for the music lab, and not just because of its location in Music City. Lense was drawn to graduate school at Vanderbilt by the opportunity to work under the tutelage of Elisabeth Dykens, professor of psychology and human development, pediatrics, and psychiatry and behavioral sciences. Among other areas, Dykens has expertise in the study of Williams syndrome, a...

  • Dr. Elisabeth Dykens Receives Rare Impact Award From National Organization for Rare Disorders

    An FPWR grantee, Dykens developed the Dykens Hyperphagia Questionnaire on food-seeking behaviors, which has become the gold standard for measuring outcomes in Prader-Willi syndrome clinical trials. Dr. Dykens is a leading researcher of mental health issues in Prader-Willi syndrome and has focused her research on issues of obsessive-compulsive behaviors, anxiety and social challenges that people...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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