Malika N. Pritchett, Ph.D., BCBA, LBA-TX

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  • Associate Researcher

Contact Info

Dole Center, Room 4082
1000 Sunnyside Ave.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Dr. Malika Pritchett serves as an Associate Researcher for the Community Youth Development and Prevention Team within the KU Center for Community Health and Development and a lecturer for the KU Online Applied Behavioral Science Program.

Dr. Pritchett received an AS degree from Collin College, a BS in Communication Sciences & Disorders from Texas Woman's University, a MS in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas, and a PhD in Health Services Research with a concentration in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas.

Dr. Pritchett’s research interests include bioethics, human rights, community-based participatory research, and positive behavior supports. Her research investigates oppressive, colonial research practices in the science of applied behavior analysis and the impact these practices have on establishing and perpetuating researcher-participant power imbalances. Dr. Pritchett utilizes a behavioral systems science approach, such as ecobehavioral analyses and interventions, to inform collaborative policies, strategies, and research practices that are interwoven with a commitment to social justice, including racial justice.

Dr. Pritchett is a licensed and board certified behavior analyst, her clinical experience spans various human services sectors including private practice, residential institutions, nursing facilities, municipalities, public schools, colleges, and universities.