The research program area in modifiable autism risk factors is led by Dr. Craig Newschaffer. Research projects in this area focus on epidemiology and exposure biology at a population level. The exposure science lab supports this research program area.
Dr. Diana Robins lead the research program area in early detection and intervention. The research projects are aimed at decreasing the age of detection of autism, and increasing the access and use of early intervention services. Screening for autism is a major factor in this.
Led by Dr. Paul Shattuck, the research program area in life course outcomes pioneers population level research that empowers people to improve the quality of life for individuals with autism. The emphasis of research is the entire life span from a population level.