David L. Jaquess, PhD, BCBA-D

David Jaquess

Program Director, Psychologist

Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

David Jaquess, PhD, BCBA-D, received a doctoral degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1993 under the guidance of Jack Finney. Dr. Jaquess completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Medical University of South Carolina and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has taught at various levels in higher education, from undergraduates in a comprehensive liberal arts college to post-doctoral fellows. He holds a faculty appointment as Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Jaquess is Program Director of Training at Marcus Autism Center. In this capacity, he oversees and supports all formal training experiences. The training office plays a key role in Marcus Autism Center’s mission by disseminating empirically supported assessments and treatments—many developed in clinical and research programs at Marcus Autism Center—to be used by providers throughout Georgia and across the nation. He also supports faculty members’ career growth as the Associate Division Director for Faculty Development.

As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Jaquess has been licensed in Georgia, Indiana, Maryland and Virginia. His current clinical service activities are focused on the assessment and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Areas of scholarly interest include ethical considerations in clinical and training activities, techniques to increase clinician competence professional training and interventions for pediatric feeding disorders.


Speaking Engagements

  • Jaquess, D. L. (2018, November). Ethical considerations for facilitating successful supervision outcomes. Presented at the Georgia Association for Behavior Analysis, Athens, GA.
  • Jaquess, D. L. ( 2018, July). Informed consent and empirically supported treatments: Ethical considerations. Presented at the 7th Annual Marcus Autism Center Summer Symposium, Atlanta, GA. 
  • Jaquess, D. L. (2017, November). Ethics and social media: Considerations for health service providers. Presented at the Fall Advanced CE Symposium, Marcus Autism Center and Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Atlanta, GA.
  • Jaquess, D. L. (2018, February). Autism: What we know, what we can do, and why we should do it. Invited CME presentation, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Continuing Medical Education Dinner Series, Atlanta, GA.