Lawrence Scahill, MSN, PhD

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Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Lawrence Scahill, MSN, PhD, completed a master’s degree in child psychiatric nursing at Yale University in 1989 and his doctorate in epidemiology at Yale in 1997. He is an internationally recognized expert on the design and conduct of clinical trials in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

During the past two decades, Dr. Scahill has completed several single and multisite studies on psychopharmacological and behavioral interventions that have contributed to the evidence-based care of children with autism. In addition, he has led several studies designed to improve outcome measurement in intervention studies.

Dr. Scahill joined the faculty at Emory University and Marcus Autism Center in 2012 where he continues his work in these areas of research. He is an author of over 250 journal articles, a co-author of three treatment manuals and an editor of three textbooks.

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Scahill, L. (2018, October 25). Movement disorders in child psychiatry. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Seattle, WA.
  • Scahill, L. (2018, July 10). Matching medication to target symptoms in youth with ASD. Presented at Marcus Autism Center, Summer Symposium, Atlanta, GA. 
  • Scahill, L. (2018, June 9). Anxiety in children and adolescents. Presented at Emory Department of Pediatrics, Behavioral Health Symposium: Pediatric Anxiety - Minimizing the Worry, Atlanta, GA.
  • Scahill, L. (2018, May 5). Parent training for disruptive behavior in young children with ASD. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychiatric Association, New York, NY.
  • Scahill, L. (2018, April 20). Parent training for disruptive behavior in young children with ASD. Presented at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, VA. 
  • Scahill, L. (2018, April 19). Toward better measurement of anxiety in youth with ASD. Presented at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, VA. 
  • Scahill, L. (2018, February 9).Parent training for disruptive behavior in young children with ASD: A home improvement model. Gayle Gwaltney Memorial Lecture presented at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
  • Scahill, L. (2019, March 7)Distinguished guest lecture. Presented at the University at Albany, State University of New York, Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Albany, NY.
  • Scahill, L. (2018, Nov. 15). Keynote Address: Autism Special Interest Group. Presented at the Annual Conference of Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, D.C.