Richard B. Graff, Ph.D., LABA, BCBA-D
Senior Vice President of Clinical Training and Services

Richard B. Graff, Ph.D., LABA, BCBA-D, joined May Institute in August of 2017 as the Senior Vice President of Clinical Training and Services. Prior to joining May Institute, he was the Senior Scientist and Clinical Director of the New England Center for Children.

Dr. Graff holds a joint appointment as Director of Global Training and Services for the National Autism Center at May Institute.

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Dr. Graff is on the Board of Directors of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, and serves on the Conference Planning Committee for the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts. He also serves as a clinical consultant to the Rhode Island Department of Human Services, and on the Code Compliance Committee of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®).

Dr. Graff's research interests include preference and reinforcement, choice, functional assessment and treatment of challenging behavior, and skill acquisition in learners with severe disabilities. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavioral Interventions, and his research has been published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavioral Interventions, Behavior Modification, Research in Developmental Disabilities, and Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

He has published over 35 articles and book chapters, and has presented his research across the country, as well as in South America, Australia, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Dr. Graff has taught in Northeastern University’s Applied Behavior Analysis program, and currently serves as a Clinical Adjunct Faculty member for Western New England University’s master’s program in Applied Behavior Analysis.