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Lusineh Gharapetian, Clinical Professor and Assistant Program Director for the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis

Lusineh Gharapetian

Assistant Program Director of MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology
Psychology Division, Online Psychology Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Dr. Gharapetian is a doctoral-level, board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA). Her professional experience spans across a variety of clinical settings, populations, and age ranges along a spectrum of mild to severe challenging behaviors and skill strengths/deficits. Dr. Gharapetian has expertise with intensive behavioral intervention, functional behavior assessment, and severe challenging behavior, as well as organizational behavior management (OBM). She is passionate about the dissemination of behavior analysis, and her research interests include instructional effectiveness, choice-making, OBM, and exploring diversity-related factors in ABA. She is currently on the board of directors for the California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA). 





  • PhD, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • MA, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • BS, University of California, San Diego