Dr. Roane is the Gregory S. Liptak Endowed Professor in Child Development in the Department of Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University. In this capacity, Dr. Roane serves as the chief of the Division of Development, Behavior and Genetics (CDBG). Dr. Roane received his Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis on applied behavior analysis from Louisiana State University in 2000. He completed a predoctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Roane is a former associate editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) and Behavior Analysis in Practice and serves on the editorial board of JABA, the Journal of School Psychology, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Research in Developmental Disabilities, and the Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Dr. Roane previously served on the Board of Directors for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) and presently serves on the Board of Directors for the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.
Dr. Roane directs two outpatient clinics that serve children with ASD. The CDBG provides an average of 1700 patient encounters per year. His other outpatient clinic, CNY Medical Practice, provides services for children with ASD and comorbid behavior disorders (e.g., self-injury, aggression, feeding disorders). CNY Medical Practices sees approximately 100 outpatient visits per week, all of which are funded through private insurance and Medicaid.