Dr. Maranda A. Trahan is a board-certified behavior analyst. Since 2003 she has developed and implemented behavioral programs for a variety of individuals with challenging behaviors. She now specializes in behavioral assessment, caregiver training and program development for older adults with dementia. Dr. Trahan graduated in 2004 from Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Psychology. She continued her education in behavior analysis and therapy at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, where she received her master of science in 2007 and doctorate in 2010. Dr. Trahan completed her three-year postdoctoral fellowship in geriatric medicine and gerontology at Johns Hopkins University in August 2013 and then started a private practice, Trahan Behavioral Services, to provide trainings and consultations for difficult dementia symptoms.