Wayne W. Fisher
Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Wayne W. Fisher, Ph.D., is the H. B. Munroe Professor of Behavioral Research at the Munroe-Meyer Institute and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is also the director of the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at the Munroe-Meyer Institute, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level (BCBA-D), and a licensed psychologist. He was previously a professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and served as executive director of the Neurobehavioral Programs at the Kennedy Krieger Institute (Baltimore) and the Marcus Behavior Center at the Marcus Institute (Atlanta), where he built clinical research programs in autism and developmental disabilities with national reputations for excellence. Dr. Fisher's methodologically sophisticated research has focused on several intersecting lines, including preference, choice, and the assessment and treatment of autism and severe behavior disorders, which have been notable for the creative use of concurrent schedules of reinforcement; these have become more commonplace in clinical research primarily as a result of his influence. He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed research studies in 28 different behavioral and/or medical journals, including the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Psychological Reports, American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Pediatrics, Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, and The Lancet. Dr. Fisher is a past editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, a Fellow of ABAI, and a recipient of the Bush Leadership Award and the APA (Division 25) award for distinguished contributions to applied behavioral research.