Lauren Avellone

Lauren Avellone, Ph.D., BCBA

Research Associate

leavellone@vcu.edu | (804) 827-0756

Lauren Avellone, Ph.D., BCBA. is a research associate at the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. The majority of her clinical and professional career has been spent completing research and providing behavioral analytic services to youth and young adults with autism spectrum disorder. Her research interests include improving transition outcomes for students with intensive disabilities and psychological disorders by developing assessments, and implementing behavior management techniques to reduce maladaptive behaviors for individuals with challenges related to impulse control, self-injurious behavior, and aggression. She graduated with a master’s degree in clinical psychology from University of South Carolina-Aiken and a Ph.D. in special education from Kent State University.