New faculty spotlight: Catalina Rey, PhD

October 08, 2020

Image with caption: Catalina Rey, PhD

Catalina Rey, PhD

Catalina Rey, PhD, is a new faculty member at UNMC.

  • Name: Catalina Rey, PhD
  • Hometown: Miami, Florida
  • Title and department at UNMC: Assistant professor, Munroe-Meyer Institute's integrated Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Research/professional interests:

  • Behavior analytic interventions for children with autism

How I fell in love with behavior analysis: I've fallen in love with behavior analysis repeatedly throughout my career, but the first time was as an undergraduate student. Learning about behavior analysis helped me see order in this seemingly chaotic universe.


  • BA, Florida State University
  • MS, Florida Institute of Technology
  • PhD, Florida Institute of Technology
  • Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Fellowship, University of Vermont


  • Association for Behavior Analysis International
  • Latino Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Black Applied Behavior Analysts, Inc (Advocate/Ally member)

Three things people may not know about me:

  • I love book clubs, writing groups and fairy lights.
  • I panic when the temperature drops below 70 degrees.
  • My dog is one of my favorite organisms on the planet.


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Rosie Zweiback
October 08, 2020 at 12:04 PM

welcome Dr. Ray! Fellow irrational dog lovers unite!

Nicole Hackendahl
October 08, 2020 at 7:15 AM

Umm, is someone going to tell Dr. Rey about Nebraska winters or will we let her be surprised? :)