PhD, BCBA-D, LBA
Dr. Aaron D. Lesser is a senior behavior analyst in the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program at Kennedy Krieger Institute and is an assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Lesser earned his doctorate degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2015. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Kennedy Krieger and in the Department of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lesser has been with the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program since 2015 where he supervises the assessment and treatment of children with feeding disorders admitted to the day treatment or inpatient feeding programs. He is a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D) and licensed behavior analyst in Maryland. He is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis and Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis.
Dr. Lesser’s research is focused on the application of behavior-analytic principles to the assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders with particular interest in developing assessments and use of prescriptive assessments to improve skill acquisition and improve intake for individuals with feeding disorders. He has an interest in interdisciplinary approaches to treatment to improve texture advancement for children and evaluating response blocking during meals.