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.

Christopher J. McDougle

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Lurie Center for Autism at Massachusetts General Hospital and MassGeneral Hospital for Children


Christopher J. McDougle, MD, is the director of the Lurie Center for Autism at Massachusetts General Hospital and MassGeneral Hospital for Children. The Lurie Center for Autism combines comprehensive care with advanced research to better meet the needs of autistic individuals from early childhood through adulthood. He also serves as the Nancy Lurie Marks Professor in the field of autism at Harvard Medical School. A graduate of Valparaiso University, Dr. McDougle earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He subsequently completed a residency in psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center. After seven years at Yale, Dr. McDougle returned to Indiana University School of Medicine. In 2000, he was named chairman of the Department of Psychiatry. He has been awarded two Young Investigator Awards from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), an Independent Investigator Award from NARSAD, a grant from the Theodore and Vada Stanley Research Foundation, a Research Unit on Pediatric Psychopharmacology (RUPP) contract, a RUPP-Psychosocial Intervention (PI) grant and additional research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health for the study of autism and related pervasive developmental disorders. McDougle was elected to the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology in 1995. He was twice chosen as Teacher of the Year by the Yale psychiatry residents. In 2002, McDougle was selected as a recipient of the 12th annual Nancy C. A. Roeske, MD, Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education from the American Psychiatric Association, and in 2007, he was selected as a recipient of the annual Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents, also by the American Psychiatric Association. In 2003, he was appointed associate editor of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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