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Joanna Lomas Mevers, PhD, BCBA-D

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Clinical Director
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Autism and Related Disorders
Emory University School of Medicine

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Joanna Lomas Mevers, PhD, BCBA-D, is the current Clinical Director at Marcus Autism Center, overseeing all clinical activities throughout the center's programs. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Lomas Mevers received her doctorate in school psychology from Louisiana State University under the mentorship of Jeffery Tiger, PhD, and George Noell, PhD. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Marcus Autism Center and Emory University under the supervision of Nathan Call, PhD.

Clinically, Dr. Lomas Mevers is a licensed psychologist and board-certified behavior analyst, with expertise in the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 


Dr. Lomas Mevers’ current research interests include development of effective toileting interventions for urine and bowel training, increasing the social validity of behavioral interventions, increasing efficiencies in caregiver training, and identifying treatment components that are essential to maintaining positive long-term treatment outcomes. Her work has led to the development of a novel multidisciplinary treatment for encopresis. Along with her colleagues at Marcus Autism Center, she is currently conducting a four-year clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of this intervention.

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