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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, 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 on suicide entitled Understanding and Preventing College Student Suicide (2011) and Advancing the Science of Suicidal Behavior:Understanding and Intervention (2015). He serves as the president of the Board of Directors of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Atlanta Chapter.

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 behavioral outpatient clinic, as well as supervises psychology practicum students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows; medical students; and residents.