Mindy Scheithauer

Dr. Scheithauer is currently an assistant professor in the Division of Autism and Related Disabilities in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University’s School of Medicine. She is a licensed psychologist, doctoral level board certified behavior analyst, and is board certified in behavioral and cognitive psychology. She currently at the Marcus Autism Center, overseeing outpatient programs and managing cases in the day-treatment clinic. These program use function-based treatments to target challenging behavior (e.g., aggression, self-injury, disruption) exhibited by individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. In addition to providing direct clinical career, Dr. Scheithauer also trains doctoral interns, postdoctoral fellows, and board certified behavior analyst trainees.
Dr. Scheithauer has also presented at several national conferences on the topic of treating challenging behaviors and her research has been published in the top peer-reviewed journals in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. She serves as a peer-reviewer for these journals and an associate editor for the Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. Her research focuses on developing novel extensions to function-based assessments and treatments of challenging behavior using both single-case and clinical-trial research designs. In addition, Dr. Scheithauer has an interest in evaluating the interactive effects of function-based assessments and treatments and pharmacological interventions common in this population.