Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

Kaston Anderson-Carpenter

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Michigan State University

Dr. Kaston Anderson-Carpenter (he/him/his) is an award-winning scholar, teacher, and community advocate. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University. He earned his Ph.D. in behavioral psychology specializing in community health and development from The University of Kansas; he then completed his postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA in Addiction Health Services Research. Dr. Anderson- Carpenter also holds a master’s degree in public health from the KU Medical Center and a second master’s degree in experimental psychology and applied behavior analysis from McNeese State University. Additionally, he is a licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral.


Dr. Anderson-Carpenter’s research sits at the intersection of behavior analysis and public health. He focuses on addiction and social determinants of health in historically oppressed, marginalized, underserved, and disempowered communities. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, abstracts, and conference proceedings. He is funded by several federal agencies and often serves as a grant reviewer for the NIH and CDC. Furthermore, he serves in various editorial positions for multiple scientific journals.


Since 2010, Dr. Anderson-Carpenter has collaborated with community members, organizations, and policy makers at local, state, and national levels to address socially important issues. His community advocacy blends behavior-analytic principles and community-engaged action to facilitate positive community- and population-level change.

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