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Awards and Recognition

Please join us in congratulating BHI’s own Dr. Wayne Fisher, Director of the Rutgers University Center for Autism Research, Education, and Services and Dr. Cathleen Piazza, Director of the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program, for their recent and upcoming awards.

Dr. Fisher received the Michael Hemingway Behavior Analysis Award from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board ( at the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts Annual Conference in March 2022.  This award is given for distinguished contributions (a) to the development of public policy related to behavior analysis and/or (b) to increase the availability of behavior-analytic services.

Dr. Fisher and his coauthor, Dr. Andrew Craig, will receive the Joseph V. Brady Significant Research Contribution Award from the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior ( This award will be presented to the authors at the Society for the Quantitative Analysis of Behavior Annual Conference in May 2022 for their article titled, “Randomization tests as alternative analysis methods for behavior-analytic data”, which was the most cited article published in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior in 2019.

Drs. Fisher and Piazza and their colleagues will receive the 2022 Seminal Article Award from the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis ( This award will be presented at the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis International Annual Conference in May 2002 for their article titled, “A comparison of two approaches for identifying reinforcers for persons with severe and profound disabilities” published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis in 1992. Co-authors: Wayne Fisher, Cathleen Piazza, Lynn Bowman, Louis Hagopian, James Owens, and Irene Slevin.