United States of America
Dr. Michael Aman is a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Ohio State University, where he directs one of eight NIMH Research Units on Pediatric Psychopharmacology. Dr. Aman was a co-developer of the Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC) and of the Nisonger Child Behavior Rating Form (NCBRF). The ABC has been used extensively in pharmacological and other research in people with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. To date, there are over 275 studies with the ABC, and it has been translated into at least 26 foreign languages. Dr. Aman has over 220 scholarly publications, including two editions of the popular text, Practitioner's Guide to Psychoactive Drugs for Children and Adolescents. Dr. Aman is on the editorial boards of seven scientific journals. In 2003, Dr. Aman received a Career Scientist Award from the American Academy on Mental Retardation.