Dorian A. Lamis, Ph.D.

Emory University School of Medicine

Dorian A. Lamis, Ph.D. Alumni 2015 - 2017


Dorian Lamis, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Emory University School of Medicine. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and his doctorate from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Lamis completed both his internship and postdoctoral training at the Emory University School of Medicine. His research focuses on mood disorders, substance use, and suicidal behaviors in a variety of populations including adolescents, young adults (e.g., college students), and African Americans. Dr. Lamis has published over 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters on these topics. In addition, he is the senior editor of two books entitled Understanding and Preventing College Student Suicide (2011) and Advancing the Science of Suicidal Behavior: Understanding and Intervention (2015). Dr. Lamis also has a strong interest in clinical work, especially with patients who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness and are at-risk for suicide and/or other self-harm behaviors. He currently provides direct clinical and administrative services in the Grady Memorial Hospital outpatient clinic, as well as supervises psychology practicum students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows; medical students; and residents. He also serves as the president of the Board of Directors of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Georgia Chapter.

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Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Emory University School of Medicine
10 Park Place SE
Atlanta, GA 30303


(404) 616-3533


(404) 616-4737


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