Michael J. Morrier

Michael J. Morrier, PhD, BCBA-D

Associate Professor; Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Emory University School of Medicine

Dr. Morrier is an Associate Professor at the Emory Autism Center in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Morrier received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst; his master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Georgia; and his doctorate degree in Special Education from Georgia State University. Dr. Morrier has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2007. He was original certified on the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) in 1997 and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) in 1998, both of which he has been using clinically and for research to diagnosis young children suspected of being on the autism spectrum. Since 2015, Dr. Morrier has been involved with expanding the capacity of community-based licensed psychologists to identify and diagnosis young children suspected of autism by training providers on how to use the ADOS-2 in their clinical practices. Dr. Morrier’s current research is focusing on validation of a Smartphone app used to diagnosis children referred from their pediatrician after failing the M-CHAT-R/F, as well as piloting a remote telehealth assessment protocol for young children at high-risk for autism referred by their early intervention district. Dr. Morrier previously participated on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Autism Surveillance project (ADDM Network) as an expert clinical reviewer from 1999 – 2020. Dr. Morrier is currently on the editorial boards of the Journal for Autism and Development Disorders and the Journal of Special Education. He is past President of the Georgia Division for Early Childhood subdivision (2015-2021).

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