Eric W. Boelter, PhD

Eric W. Boelter, PhD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Autism Center

On staff since January 2010


Board Certification(s)

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Medical/Professional School

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Clinical Psychology
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls


Clinical Psychology, Kennedy Kreiger Institute, Baltimore

Clinical Interests

Assessment and treatment of challenging behavior (e.g., self-injury, aggression), noncompliance, and disruptive behavior disorder with children diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities. The application of Applied Behavior Analysis to assess and treat individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities who engage in severe problem behavior.


  • Ringdahl JE, Call NA, Christensen T, Boelter EW
    Brief report: Signals enhance the suppressive effects of noncontingent reinforcement.
    Journal of autism and developmental disorders , 2010 Mar. : 378-82
  • Gardner AW, Wacker DP, Boelter EW
    An evaluation of the interaction between quality of attention and negative reinforcement with children who display escape-maintained problem behavior.
    Journal of applied behavior analysis , 2009 : 343-8
  • Ringdahl JE, Call NA, Mews JB, Boelter EW, Christensen TJ
    Assessment and treatment of aggressive behavior without a clear social function.
    Research in developmental disabilities , 2008 July : 351-62
  • DeLeon IG, Hagopian LP, Rodriguez-Catter V, Bowman LG, Long ES, Boelter EW
    Increasing wearing of prescription glasses in individuals with mental retardation.
    Journal of applied behavior analysis , 2008 : 137-42
  • Boelter EW, Wacker DP, Call NA, Ringdahl JE, Kopelman T, Gardner AW
    Effects of antecedent variables on disruptive behavior and accurate responding in young children in outpatient settings.
    Journal of applied behavior analysis , 2007 : 321-6
  • Call NA, Wacker DP, Ringdahl JE, Boelter EW
    Combined antecedent variables as motivating operations within functional analyses.
    Journal of applied behavior analysis , 2005 : 385-9