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Research

Research in Modifiable Autism Spectrum Disorder Risk Factors

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.

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Research in Early Detection and Intervention

Dr. Diana Robins leads 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.

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Research in Life Course Outcomes

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.

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Policy and Analytics Center

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Led by Dr. Lindsay Shea, the Policy and Analytics Center aims to utilize research methods and innovative analytic strategies to support the development of effective social and health policy in cities, states, and across the US.

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