Molly Murphy, PhD, BCBA-D

Position title: Behavior Analyst, Program Director

Molly Murphy, PhD, BCBA-D


Molly Murphy, PhD, BCBA-D, is a licensed doctoral level behavior analyst and the director of the Waisman Center Autism Treatment Programs. Murphy provides leadership in the development, coordination and provision of treatment services to individuals with ASD and their families.  She has worked with families and children with autism and other developmental disabilities for more than 30 years. Murphy has provided behavioral treatment program development based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), training, supervision, parent education and direct teaching in Birth to Three programs, the Waisman Early Childhood Program, Waisman Center UCEDD and school consultations throughout the state. She has previously worked as a lead clinician providing supervision for early intensive behavioral treatment in home and clinic programs.

Professional Certifications and Education

  • PhD, Behavioral Disabilities, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Licensed Behavior Analyst, State of Wisconsin
  • Certified Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) therapist