Chief Clinical Officer Dennis C. Russo, Ph.D., ABPP, was named a 2008 Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). Dr. Russo’s distinction follows the selection of May Institute’s President and CEO Walter P. Christian, Ph.D., ABPP, as a 2007 ABAI Fellow. May Institute is now the first nonprofit human services organization in the country to have two such renowned experts on staff in the field of applied behavior analysis.
The ABAI Fellows designation recognizes the most outstanding contributors to the field of behavior analysis in areas including research, scholarship, professional practice, teaching, administration, and service. “The Committee based its recommendation on your sustained commitment to excellence in the field of behavior analysis,” wrote M. Jackson Marr, Ph.D., Chair of the Fellows Selection Committee, in notifying Dr. Russo of the honor.
“I am very pleased and humbled to receive this honor,” said Dr. Russo. “To be able to play a role in helping meet the critical need for evidence-based treatment in the area of disabilities is enormously rewarding on both a personal and professional level.”