Executive Director - Clinical, Co-Founder

Lori Russo serves as Executive Director of Research & Public Policy at Behavioral Innovations. In this role, she is responsible for all clinical research initiatives, building clinical standards, and working at both the state and federal levels to inform and shape legislation and implementing regulations to ensure access to autism treatment that reflects best practices.  Lori’s clinical and research interests include language development, play and social skills, and developing clinical decision-making models that will lead to superior outcomes in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Lori has served on the TxABA Council and Autism Special Interest Committee, local medical board, and school accreditation teams. Lori has also functioned as a professional expert on panels to review other clinical programs.  She currently is an active member in the TxABA Public Policy group and serves on Medicaid, Insurance and Telehealth committees.

Lori is a graduate of the University of North Texas, from where she received a master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis. For undergrad, Lori studied at Texas Tech University where she attained her bachelor’s degree.

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