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Dorian A. Lamis

Dorian A. Lamis, PhD, ABPP

Dorian Lamis, PhD, ABPP, is a Board Certified Licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. Lamis provides direct clinical and administrative services in Grady’s Behavioral Health Outpatient Center. He routinely works clinically with patients diagnosed with serious mental illness and are at-risk for suicide and/or other self-harm behaviors.

Lamis’ research focuses on mood disorders, substance use, and suicidal behaviors in a variety of populations and he has published over 160 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 is the Director of Education and Training at the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory and the Associate Director of the Postdoctoral Residency Program in Health Service Psychology.


  • 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

Edwin Shneidman Award, American Association of Suicidology

David Shakow Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions in Clinical Psychology, Division 12, American Psychological Association

Psychologists in Public Service Award, Division 18, American Psychological Association

Albert E. Levy Award for Scientific Research, Emory University

Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 12 & 18