Martha M. Vibbert, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
General Psychiatry

PhD, New York University
MA, New York University
EdM, Harvard University
BA, Connecticut College

Dr. Vibbert is Director of the SPARK Center, a community program of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Medical Center. She is a licensed clinical psychologist whose clinical and research interests focus on the neurodevelopmental sequelae of chronic illness in childhood; behavioral and emotional complications of HIV/AIDS; and parent-infant mental health. Dr. Vibbert collaborates with international partners on various ‘knowledge exchange’ and intervention projects related to HIV/AIDS and vulnerable children in under-resourced countries.

Efficacy of a time-limited accompaniment intervention for adolescents transitioning to adult HIV care in Peru
09/15/2022 - 06/30/2027 (PI)
Harvard Medical School National Institute o

Efficacy of a differentiated care intervention for adolescents transitioning to adult HIV care in Peru
09/15/2022 - 06/30/2027 (PI)
Harvard Medical School National Institute o

Project Promise
11/15/2017 - 06/30/2021 (PI)
Institute for Health and Recovery Substance Abuse and

CAP Food Program
10/01/2001 - 09/30/2020 (PI)
MA Dept of Education

SPARK EEC Supportive/Medical
07/01/2010 - 06/30/2020 (PI)
MA Dept of Early Education and Care (EEC)

Spark Center Voucher Program
07/01/2006 - 06/30/2020 (PI)

Rwca Mental Health PHC 1570066
03/01/1998 - 02/28/2018 (PI)

Universal Pre-K SPARK
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
MA Dept of Early Ed and Care

SPARK Center - Exporting Knowledge Abroad
07/01/2008 - 12/31/2015 (PI)
The Griffin Foundation, Inc.

SPARK Teacher
10/01/2011 - 09/30/2015 (PI)
Edwin S. Webster Foundation

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  1. Miller AC, Rumaldo N, Soplapuco G, Condeso A, Kammerer B, Lundy S, Faiffer F, Montañez A, Ramos K, Rojas N, Contreras C, Muñoz M, Valdivia H, Vilca D, Córdova N, Hilario P, Vibbert M, Lecca L, Shin S. Success at Scale: Outcomes of Community-Based Neurodevelopment Intervention (CASITA) for Children Ages 6-20 months With Risk of Delay in Lima, Peru. Child Dev. 2021 11; 92(6):e1275-e1289. PMID: 34114651
  2. Rose-Jacobs R, Trevino-Talbot M, Vibbert M, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Cabral HJ. Pregnant women in treatment for opioid use disorder: Material hardships and psychosocial factors. Addict Behav. 2019 11; 98:106030.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31301645
  3. Rose-Jacobs R, Trevino-Talbot M, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Cabral HJ, Vibbert M, Saia K, Wachman EM. Could prenatal food insecurity influence neonatal abstinence syndrome severity? Addiction. 2019 02; 114(2):337-343.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30422365
  4. Nelson AK, Miller AC, Munoz M, Rumaldo N, Kammerer B, Vibbert M, Lundy S, Soplapuco G, Lecca L, Condeso A, Valdivia Y, Atwood SA, Shin SS. CASITA: a controlled pilot study of community-based family coaching to stimulate early child development in Lima, Peru. BMJ Paediatr Open. 2018; 2(1):e000268. PMID: 29862331; PMCID: PMC5976100; DOI: 10.1136/bmjpo-2018-000268;
  5. Muñoz M, Nelson A, Johnson M, Godoy N, Serrano E, Chagua E, Valdivia J, Santacruz J, Wong M, Kolevic L, Kammerer B, Vega C, Vibbert M, Lundy S, Shin S. Community-Based Needs Assessment of Neurodevelopment, Caregiver, and Home Environment Factors in Young Children Affected by HIV in Lima, Peru. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2017 Mar/Apr; 16(2):161-167. PMID: 26917559; DOI: 10.1177/2325957416631625;
  6. de Vinck-Baroody O, Weitzman C, Vibbert M, Augustyn M. Disclosure of diagnosis: to tell or not to tell? J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2012 Jun; 33(5):441-3.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22580736; DOI: 10.1097/DBP.0b013e318258bae6;
  7. Chiriboga CA, Vibbert M, Malouf R, Suarez MS, Abrams EJ, Heagarty MC, Brust JC, Hauser WA. Neurological correlates of fetal cocaine exposure: transient hypertonia of infancy and early childhood. Pediatrics. 1995 Dec; 96(6):1070-7. PMID: 7491223
  8. Chase C, Vibbert M, Pelton SI, Coulter DL, Cabral H. Early neurodevelopmental growth in children with vertically transmitted human immunodeficiency virus infection. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1995 Aug; 149(8):850-5.View Related Profiles. PMID: 7543334
  9. Kuchuk A, Vibbert M, Bornstein MH. The perception of smiling and its experiential correlates in three-month-old infants. Child Dev. 1986 Aug; 57(4):1054-61. PMID: 3757600

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2013 Boston Business Journal, Boston, MA: Champion in Health Care
2013 IFMA, Boston MA: 2013 President’s Award of Excellence
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