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.

John M. Roll

Roll John

Washington State University


Dr. John M. Roll is professor and Senior Vice Chancellor at Washington State University, Spokane. He is the director of the Program of Excellence in Addiction Research at Washington State University. He is also co-director of the Translational Addiction Research Center and holds faculty appointments in the Departments of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Health Policy Administration at Washington State University. In addition, he has an appointment at the University of Washington in the School of Medicine. Following his Ph.D. from Washington State University, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Vermont and a research fellow in substance abuse at the University of Michigan. He was a faculty member in the Schools of Medicine at Wayne State University and the University of California, Los Angeles before returning to Washington State University. Dr. Roll has established a highly productive and highly cited record of published research on the treatment of addictive disorders. He applies behavior analytic techniques, including contingency management interventions for the treatment of drug abuse. His major research programs are extensively supported by large grants from a range of national and state agencies. He has served as a guest editor for a special issue of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) on behavior analysis and the treatment of drug addiction, and has served on the editorial boards of both JABA and the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 28, Pharmacology and Substance Abuse), has been president of Division 28, and has served as the behavioral pharmacology area coordinator for ABAI (2005–2007). In 2012, he received an award from Division 25 of the American Psychological Association for Distinguished Contribution to Applied Behavioral Research. 



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