Ami Klin

Director, Marcus Autism Center
Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, Professor
Division Chief, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics


Ami Klin, PhD, is the Director of Marcus Autism Center and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Professor, as well as the Division Chief of Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Klin obtained his doctorate from the University of London and completed clinical and research post-doctoral fellowships at the Yale Child Study Center. He directed the Autism Program at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine, until 2010 where he was the Harris Professor of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Dr. Klin’s primary research activities focus on the social mind and brain and the developmental aspects of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from infancy through adulthood. These studies include novel techniques, such as the eye-tracking laboratories co-directed with Warren Jones, PhD, that allow researchers to see the world through the eyes of individuals with autism. These techniques are now being applied in screening toddlers who are at risk for autism.

Marcus Autism Center is one of the largest autism centers in the country providing clinical care and a broad range of diagnostic and treatment services. It is also a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Autism Center of Excellence with a comprehensive interdisciplinary program of research in clinical and basic science. The center has collaborative partnerships with multiple other programs and institution including Emory University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and numerous community-level agencies. Marcus Autism Center also provides training in a broad range of disciplines and is strongly committed to advocacy at the local, national and international levels.