Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Associate Professor of Pediatrics


I completed my PhD at University of Miami and my postdoctoral training at Brown Medical School under an NRSA fellowship. My primary research interests include the identification of very early signs of autism in infancy, the development of social communication abilities in young children with autism, and neurodevelopmental outcomes in children exposed to drugs prenatally. I have served on scientific grant review panels for Autism Speaks and the Autism Research Program through the Department of Defense, as well as reviewing grants for the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Science Foundation. I have served on several local and regional advisory boards. Here at Brown, I principal investigator of the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RICART), funded by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, and I co-lead the autism research initiative as part of the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute. 

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