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Dorian A. Lamis, PhD

Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Phone: 404-616-3533

Fax: 404-616-4737



Dorian Lamis, PhD, received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and his doctorate from the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Lamis is a licensed clinical psychologist, completing 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, African Americans, and patients with serious mental illnesses (SMI), particularly those diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He also routinely collaborates with colleagues in Italy on several research projects related to suicide prevention in psychiatric patients.

Dr. Lamis has published over 130 peer reviewed articles and book chapters on these topics. In addition, he is the senior editor of two books on suicide entitled Understanding and Preventing College Student Suicide (2011) and Advancing the Science of Suicidal Behavior: Understanding and Intervention (2015). He serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Psychological Association.

Dr. Lamis also has a strong interest in clinical work, especially with patients with SMI and are at-risk for suicide and/or other self-harm behaviors. He provides direct clinical and administrative services in the Grady Memorial Hospital Behavioral Outpatient Clinic in Atlanta, GA, as well as supervises psychology practicum students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows; medical students; and residents.