Lawrence Scahill, MSN, PhD

Lawrence Scahill, MSN, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Director of Clinical Trials
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Dr. Scahill is Professor at the Marcus Autism Center and Emory University. Dr. Scahill recently held the position of Director of the Research Unit on Pediatric Psychopharmacology (RUPP) at Yale. 

In addition to his work in autism, Dr. Scahill is also involved in psychopharmacological and behavioral interventions for children and adults with Tourette syndrome. He serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the Tourette Syndrome Association and is a principal investigator on two multisite studies evaluating the efficacy of a behavioral intervention for tics in children and adults with Tourette syndrome.

Dr. Scahill is an active clinician specializing in the care of children with Tourette syndrome and children with autism. The author of over 130 journal articles and numerous book chapters.

Developing and testing new treatments for children with autism and related disorders. Treatment research in Tourette syndrome and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

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.