About Dr. Spellmann
Dr. Spellmann is a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of direct clinical practice experience. He received his PhD. from Yeshiva University in Clinical Psychology, and an M.A. and M.Ed. from Teachers College, Columbia University in Psychology. He completed three years of postgraduate training at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy. He has provided clinical training through teaching and supervision programs in hospital and private practice settings.
Dr Spellmann has served as both full-time and adjunct faculty member at NYU and CUNY, and has taught courses in psychology, research methodology and statistics.
Dr Spellmann also has extensive experience as a research psychologist in the area of social policy for children, teens and seniors. He held an appointment as a Senior Research Scientist at New York University for over 10 years. He was the Principal Investigator (PI) on a 10-year federally funded outcome study of Early Head Start, a new federal program that extends Head Start to children in the 0-3 age range; and was also the PI on a three-year social and cognitive development outcome study in Head Start agencies on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. He was the Research Director at NYU of the New York City arm of a multi-site CDC funded five-year outcome study of innovative school and community violence reduction programs. He has conducted a range of outcome evaluation studies on character development programs in New York City public schools, in partnership with the Leadership Program and with Creative Connections.
Dr. Spellmann also has an extensive background in health communications. He was director of Research and Insights at Unit 7, an Omnicom communications agency, for five years. His research and work on interventions to improve health behaviors cover a wide range of chronic medical conditions including ADHD, chronic pain, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, HIV, migraine, late stage cancer, orthopedics, PTSD, eating disorders, gastrointestinal pathology and sexual functioning.
Dr. Spellmann's license as a psychologist in Connecticut is # 3152, and # 068120 in the State of New York. His NPI # is 1710244017.