Faculty Directory

Kristina R. Gerencser, PhD, BCBA-D

Kristina Gerencser, PhD, BCBA-D headshot

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Program Manager
Language and Learning Clinic
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

EMAIL: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Kristina R. Gerencser, PhD, BCBA-D, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine and a board-certified behavior analyst doctorate (BCBA-D) and Program Manager for the Language and Learning Program at Marcus Autism Center. Dr. Gerencser has worked with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related disabilities in home-, center- and school-based programs targeting skill acquisition and reducing challenging behavior.


Dr. Gerencser’s research interests include strategies for promoting appropriate social and play skills, as well as increasing verbal behavior in individuals with autism. She is primarily interested in targeting appropriate play skills and the development of effective training procedures to disseminate evidence-based interventions.

Research Center(s)