Clinical Trials Lab

The Clinical Trials Lab at Marcus Autism Center develops and tests pharmacological and behavioral interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Current studies

Recent accomplishments

In collaboration with six university-based medical centers, Lawrence Scahill, PhD, MSN, Director of Clinical Trials at Marcus Autism Center and a Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine, published one of the largest randomized clinical trials on autism to date in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

This collaborative research effort showed that a structured parent training program was effective in reducing disruptive behaviors in children with ASD. The Parent Training Program has been implemented at Marcus Autism Center as one of its clinical services.

Dr. Scahill also recently co-published a new parent-rated questionnaire for measuring anxiety in children with ASD (PRAS-ASD).

Contact information

Rebecca Kilbourne

Faculty members and collaborators

Lawrence Scahill, MSN, PhD