Aaron J. Fischer, PhD, BCBA-D portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
  • Dee Endowed Professor of School Psychology, Educational Psychology

Research Summary

Dr. Fischer is currently collaborating with several colleagues at the University of Utah and other universities, University of Utah students, and local school administrators to facilitate his research agenda. If you are interested in collaborating on research, joining his research team, or in pursuing a graduate degree (i.e., Ed.S. or Ph.D.) in school psychology at the University of Utah, please contact Dr. Fischer by email.

Education

  • Ph.D., School Psychology, Louisiana State University
  • M.A., School Psychology, Louisiana State University
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Miami

Biography

Dr. Fischer has been working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families for 15 years. He graduated from the University of Miami, where he earned a bachelors degree in psychology and worked as a research coordinator at the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.  Dr. Fischer completed his masters and doctoral degree in school psychology at Louisiana State University.  Before arriving at the University of Utah in 2014, he completed his predoctoral internship in clinical psychology at the May Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.  His internship and graduate work focused on providing evidence-based practice in schools, hospitals, and mental health clinics for children with disabilities and their families.  Specifically, Dr. Fischer’s clinical interests concentrate on the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with ASD and other disabilties, as well as providing support and training to their families.  As such, his scholarship is considerably influenced by his applied work in those areas.  Additionally, Dr. Fischer is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  He has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of behavior problems, as well as the acquisition of adaptive skills, in individuals with ASD and developmental disabilities. Moreover, he is the director of the interdisciplinary pediatric feeding disorders clinic at the University of Utah Neurobehavior HOME program and the director of the University of Utah Technology in Training, Education, and Consultation (U-TTEC) Lab in the College of Education