Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D

Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh is the founder of Autism Research Group. Dr. Granpeesheh is a world-renowned clinical psychologist and expert in the field of autism research and therapy, dedicating over thirty years to helping individuals with autism lead healthy, productive lives. She has worked with a wide range of patients with diagnoses across the autism spectrum. Dr. Granpeesheh received her PhD in psychology from UCLA, and is currently licensed by the medical boards of California, Texas, Virginia, and Arizona. Dr. Granpeesheh is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral. She is the founder and chief executive officer of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, the world’s largest and most experienced organization effectively treating children with autism. Dr. Granpeesheh is the 2011 recipient of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists' prestigious Winokur Award, as well as the 2007 recipient of the Autism Society of America’s Wendy F. Miller Professional of the Year Award. Dr. Granpeesheh has authored over 20 publications, including articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as book chapters in scientific texts. Dr. Granpeesheh has presented at various national and international conferences, and has been featured on popular television programs including Dr. Phil and The Doctors.


Dennis Dixon, PhD

Dr. Dennis Dixon received his PhD in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University with a focus in developmental disabilities. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he specialized in the treatment of severe challenging behaviors. Dr. Dixon is currently the director of analytics at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders as well as an affiliate professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Dixon serves on the editorial board of the journals Research in Developmental Disorders and Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. He has over 30 publications, which include articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters in scientific texts. Dr. Dixon is currently co-editing the Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research, Practice, and Policy, to bepublished by Springer Publishing in 2012. Dr. Dixon’s primary research interests include analysis of autism treatment and response predictors, development and evaluation of psychometric assessments, drug-behavior interaction in the treatment of challenging behaviors, and psychopathology in children with developmental disabilities.