David Jaquess

last updated 4/29/2018

David L. Jaquess

Director, Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program at Marcus Autism Center

1920 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
HQ Phone:
(404) 419-4000

General Information


Associate Professor - Emory University

Associate Professor - Children's Healthcare

Director - Pediatric Feeding Disorders Outpatient

Assistant Professor of Psychology - USI Holdings Corporation

Assistant Professor of Psychology - University of Southern Indiana

Assistant Professor of Psychology - Ferrum College



Ph.DMarcus Institute

doctoral degreeVirginia Tech.

doctoral degree - clinical psychology , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

graduate degreeVirginia Tech

undergraduate degreeHanover College


Chapter Secretary - Parents

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Meet the Team - Marcus Autism Center

David L. Jaquess, PhD, BCBA-D

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Meet the Team - Marcus Autism Center

David L. Jaquess, Ph.D., B.C.B.A.-D.

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David L. Jaquess, PhD, BCBA-D - Marcus Autism Center

David Jaquess
David L. Jaquess, PhD, BCBA-D Director of Training Marcus Autism Center In 1993, David Jaquess received a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University under the guidance of Jack Finney. Dr. Jaquess completed a predoctoral internship at the Medical University of South Carolina and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has taught at various levels in higher education from undergraduates in a comprehensive liberal arts college to postdoctoral fellows. He holds a faculty appointment as Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. Currently, Dr. Jaquess is the Director of Professional Training for Marcus Autism Center. In this capacity, he is the contact person for all formal training experiences through Marcus Autism Center. The Professional Training Office plays a key role in Marcus Autism Center's mission by disseminating empirically supported assessments and treatments-many developed in clinical and research programs at Marcus Autism Center-to be used providers throughout Georgia and across the nation. As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Jaquess has been licensed in the states of Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, and Virginia. His current clinical service activities are focused on the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program. Areas of research interest include empirical support of using behavior analytic techniques for pediatric feeding disorders, factors predictive of developing feeding problems in high-risk children, and techniques to increase clinician competence professional training. Recent Publications Sharp, W. G., Burrell, T. L., & Jaquess, D. L. (in press). The Autism MEAL Plan: A parent-training curriculum to manage eating aversions and low intake among children with autism. Autism, doi: 10.1177/1362361313489190 Sharp, W. G., Berry, R. C., McCracken, C., Nuhu, N. N., Marvel, E., Saulnier, C. A., Klin, A., Jones, W., Jaquess, D. L. (2013). Sharp, W. G., Jaquess, D. L., & Lukens, C. T. (2013). Multi-method assessment of feeding problems among children with autism spectrum disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders,7,55-65. Sharp, W. G., Odom, A., Jaquess, D. L. (2012). Comparison of upright and flipped spoon presentations to guide treatment of food refusal. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 83-96. Sharp, W. G., Jaquess, D. L., Morton, J. S., Herzinger, C. (2011). Pediatric feeding disorders: A quantitative synthesis of treatment outcomes. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 13, 348-365. Sharp, W. G., Jaquess, D. L., Morton, J. F. & Miles, A. G. (2011). A retrospective chart review of dietary diversity and feeding behavior of children with autism spectrum disorder before and after admission to a day treatment program. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 26, 37-48.

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