Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

M. Christopher Newland

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Auburn University

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Dr. M. Christopher Newland earned his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology and currently serves as professor of psychology at Auburn University. By drawing from concepts and methods of behavior analysis he has sought to deepen our understanding of the behavioral consequences of exposure to drugs and environmental contaminants. He has distinguished himself as a leading scientist in environmental health sciences, and the fields of behavioral pharmacology and toxicology, neuromotor and learning effects of drugs and toxicants, and the quantitative analysis of behavior, having published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. The quality of Dr. Newland’s creative and integrative research contributions is clearly documented by his record of funding from the most competitive federal agencies, totaling almost $5 million. Dr. Newland has also provided significant service to the field of behavior analysis in his role as associate editor of Neurotoxicology and editorial board member of multiple journals, his extensive involvement on federal scientific review panels (e.g., NIH, EPA), and his leadership positions (e.g., president of the Behavioral Toxicology Society and the Neurotoxicology Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology, coordinator of the ABAI Science Board), to name just a few highlights.



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