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Dorian A. Lamis, PhD, ABPP

Dorian A. Lamis, PhD, ABPP, is a board certified licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Emory University School of Medicine. His research focuses on mood disorders, substance use, and suicidal behaviors in a variety of populations including adolescents, African Americans, and patients with serious mental illnesses (SMI). Dr. Lamis has published over 140 peer reviewed articles and book chapters on these topics. In addition, he is the senior editor of two books on suicide entitled Understanding and Preventing College Student Suicide (2011) and Advancing the Science of Suicidal Behavior: Understanding and Intervention (2015). Dr. Lamis routinely works clinically with patients with SMI and are at-risk for suicide and/or other self-harm behaviors. He provides direct clinical and administrative services at the Grady Memorial Hospital Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic, as well as supervises psychology practicum students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows; medical students; and residents.


  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Professional Psychology


  • Emory Univeristy School of Medicine


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: University of South Carolina
  • Internship: Emory University School of Medicine

Honors & Awards

Recognized at Emory School of Medicine's 2019 Researcher Appreciation Day Emory School of Medicine Doctors’ Day Recognition, 2019 New Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 2019