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Journal names Wacker one of top 10 behaviorists

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- David Wacker, Ph.D., professor of pediatric psychology in the University of Iowa colleges of medicine and education, has been cited as one of the top 10 behavior analysts in the world by Behavior Therapist, the journal of the American Association of Behavior Therapy.

Wacker, director of the Biobehavioral Outpatient and Inpatient Services at University Hospital School, a unit of the UI Hospitals and Clinics, is ranked sixth in an international listing of the top 54 behavior researchers. The rankings are based on the number of publications by each author during the period from 1990 to 1996.

The report also ranks international colleges and universities. The UI ranks 34th of the top 51.

The report is a tool for students and junior researchers as a way to pinpoint current behavioral research activity as they decide where to seek future training or launch careers.

8/3/98