Dr. Hagopian is the Program Director of the Neurobehavioral Programs at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and Professor in the Division of Behavioral Biology of the Department of Psychiatry.
The Neurobehavioral Programs draw patients nationally and provide integrated behavior analytic and pharmacologic treatment for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities who suffer from severe behavioral dysfunction, including self-injury. Through clinical research, professional training, and consultation, the Neurobehavioral Programs have advanced knowledge and promoted behavior analytic services across the US and internationally.
Dr. Hagopian's research is focused on both treating and understanding the interaction of genetic, psychiatric, and environmental factors in the development and maintenance of these conditions. He has published his research articles in 30 different peer-reviewed behavioral and medical journals, and has been awarded several research grants from the National Institutes of Health, which has funded his research continuously since 2004.
Dr. Hagopian is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). He received his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech, and completed his Doctoral Internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.