UTSA CAPRI Center

We welcome you to visit the UTSA CAPRI/Mexico Center located at the Downtown Campus. For more information please call or email.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm

Phone: 210.458.2849

Fax: 210.458.2569

Emailcapri@utsa.edu

Mailing Address

The University of Texas San Antonio
Child & Adolescent Policy Research Institute (CAPRI)
501 César E. Chávez Blvd.- Monterey Bldg 2.260
San Antonio, Texas  78207

Physical Address

The University of Texas San Antonio
Child & Adolescent Policy Research Institute (CAPRI)
301 S Frio Street- Monterey Bldg 2.260
San Antonio, Texas  78207

Dr. Leslie Neely

Director

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Neely is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Coordinator for the UTSA Applied Behavior Analysis Program. Dr. Neely is also a Doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and serves as the UTSA Director of the SAABA research consortium. She earned a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology (emphasis in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis) and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (emphasis in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis) from Texas A&M University. Dr. Neely’s research focuses on the application of applied behavior analysis to the functional assessment and treatment of challenging behavior for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. Her research also evaluates innovative treatment models to improve the acquisition and sustained use of evidence-based practices by caregivers, teachers, and other interventionists working with individuals with developmental disabilities. She has 34 peer reviewed articles focused on improving the lives of children with ASD. Finally, she has provided community-based caregiver trainings for families of children with ASD for the past four years and currently directs a caregiver-directed treatment grant that has served 550 families over two years.

CONTACT INFO

leslie.neely@utsa.edu
(210) 458-2832

SOPHIA M. ORTIZ

Associate Director

BIOGRAPHY

Sophia Ortiz directs the administrative operations of the UTSA Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute (CAPRI). She is responsible for independent/discretionary management of all financial resources, contract and grant administration, academic and staff personnel, student programs, facilities, equipment management, and special programs. In addition she participates in planning, organizing, coordinating, staffing, and supervising various programs. She supervises the development and modification of contracts and grant proposals, oversees the monitoring of awards to ensure the appropriateness of expenditures and is responsible for managing resources to meet audit compliance criteria. She has been responsible for compliance with various regulations and reporting requirements including re-budgeting, and human subjects (IRB) on several grants with CAPRI. She earned both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Sociology from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

CONTACT INFO

Sophia.Ortiz@utsa.edu
(210) 458-2692

GRADUATE/ UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS, INTERNS, AND STUDENT ASSISTANTS

BIOGRAPHY

The Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) strives to provide meaningful experiences to students pursing a degree in higher education. We offer positions for graduate, undergraduate research assistants, interns, and post-doctorate fellows to engage in social research vital to the operation of our grants. These opportunities give students on-site work experiences while applying the principles of their relevant coursework. If you are interested in learning more about CAPRI’s current projects, visit our website at: utsa.capri.edu, Or contact us directly at 210-458-2849.

CONTACT INFO

capri@utsa.edu
(210) 458-2849