Upstate Medical University
Dr. Henry S. Roane received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in 2000. He is the Gregory S. Liptak Professor of Child Development in the Department of Pediatrics at the State University of New York’s Upstate Medical University. Dr. Roane is known as an outstanding leader, clinician, researcher, and mentor. He is currently Chief of Developmental Pediatrics and Medical Genetics and Director of the Center for Development, Behavior, and Genetics at Upstate Medical University. Prior to his current appointment, he worked closely with Wayne Fisher to establish major clinical research programs at the Marcus Center in Atlanta and the University of Nebraska Medical Center—highly successful programs that have launched the careers of many outstanding researchers in behavior analysis. His clinical practice is data-driven, with ongoing data collection and analysis used to refine treatments, leading to high levels of success with patients who display severe, chronic, and treatment-resistant problem behavior. Dr. Roane is bridging the gap between academic and practice-oriented applied behavior analysis, and in this he is a role model. Although he sees patients and practices behavior analysis with individuals across the lifespan on a daily basis, he also conducts research that has had a broad impact on the field, resulting in more than 70 scientific articles and chapters, and three co-edited books. His work has been supported by major grants and contracts from NIH, NIMH, and the New York Office of People with Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Roane has helped shape our field by mentoring more than two dozen predoctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows, by his service on federal grant panels, and by his extensive editorial contributions to journals in and outside behavior analysis. He has served as associate editor of the flagship publication Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and is editor in chief of the Behavioral Development Bulletoin, an academic journal published by the American Psychological Association.