Dr. Griffin W. Rooker is a research scientist of the Neurobehavioral Unit at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Rooker earned his doctoral degree in psychology (behavior analysis) in 2010. He then completed a post-doctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and in the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2012. He is a board certified behavior analyst. He is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis and the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis.
Dr. Rooker's research has focused on severe behavior problems (e.g., self-injury, aggression) in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dr. Rooker’s research emphasizes comprehensive examination of assessment and treatment procedures to determine the most efficient and effective (immediately and in long-term application) procedures for clinical care. Dr. Rooker has been a research team member for NIH-funded grants that explore the implications of basic behavioral processes and related theories for behavioral assessment and treatment.