External Advisory Boards & Committees

The Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development benefits from robust, collaborative partnerships with autistic individuals and their families, community stakeholders, and national leaders in autism research.


Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) Advisory Committee

The ACE Advisory Committee includes autistic individuals, leaders in the field of autism research, and parents of autistic individuals. The members serve as advisors to investigators, providing insights across the multiple studies that leverage the ACE award.

Professor of Experimental Psychology, Head of the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Deputy Director, Center for Death Penalty Litigation; Parent Advocate
George Tarjan Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Kenneth E. Appel Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Penn Center for Mental Health, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Raymond E. and Erin Stuart Schultz Dean, Professor of Behavioral Health, Penn State College of Health and Human Development
Author, Advocate, Speaker Member, Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Founder and Principal Operator, Advocacy Without Borders
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow, Vanderbilt University

Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) Community Engagement Advisory Board

The Community Engagement Advisory Board partners with the center to provide perspectives and advice to support community-engaged research priorities, increasing the impact of scientific discoveries on the daily lives of autistic individuals and their families. 

Executive Director, Exceptional Children's Programs, Durham Public Schools
Principal Consultant, Pre-Sales FICO
Associate Professor, NC Central University, Parent Advocate
District Secondary Coordinator, Vance County Schools; Parent Advocate
Duke University Alumnus, Operations Support Business Analyst, Child Development Schools
Co-Founder, Blawesome, LLC
Clinical Director, Autism Society of North Carolina
Administrative Staff Assistant
Deputy Director, Office of Health Equity and Community Engagement, NC DHHS