Research

Scientists across Duke University are exploring new ways of diagnosing and treating autism and related developmental disorders with the goal of helping each person reach his/her full potential. Researchers come from a wide range of disciplines and include faculty in the School of Medicine, Pratt School of Engineering, and the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences. 

 

Faculty

Robert Calderbank, PhD
Charles S. Sydnor Professor of Computer Science; Director, Information Initiative at Duke
Geraldine Dawson, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Director, Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development
Kenneth Dodge, PhD
Pritzker Professor of Public Policy; Professor, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience and Sanford School of Public Policy
Sharon F. Freedman, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics, Division Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Simon Gregory, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine; Director of Genomics and Epigenetics, Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
Nicole Heilbron, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Associate Director, Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development
Joseph Horrigan, MD
Associate Consulting Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Nicholas Katsanis, PhD
Jean and George W. Brumley Professor of Cell Biology and Pediatrics; Director, Center for Human Disease Modeling
Scott H. Kollins, Ph.D
Professor & Vice Chair for Research Strategy & Development; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science; Duke University School of Medicine
Joanne Kurtzberg, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Chief Scientific Officer, Robertson Clinical and Translational Cell Therapy Program
Jill Lorenzi, PhD
Medical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Director of Early Intervention Services, Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development
Guillermo Sapiro, DSc
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering
Linmarie Sikich, MD MA
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Associate Director, Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development
Allen W. Song, PhD
Professor, Department of Radiology; Director, Duke-UNC Brain Imaging and Analysis Center
Marina Spanos, PhD
Faculty Research Affiliate, Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development
Qionna Tinney, MD
Assistant Consulting Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Cynthia A. Toth, MD
Joseph AC Wadsworth Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Pediatric Retina Specialist and Surgeon
Saritha Vermeer, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development; Clinical Associate, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Staff

Todd Calnan
Clinical Trials Assistant, Neurophysiology Lab

Trainees

Adrianne Harris
Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Jordan Leigh Wade, PhD
Clinical Associate, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development