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The Perils of Parachute Research

Scientists who study autism in lower-income countries are working to end practices that exploit or ignore collaborators and communities on the ground. Interim Director Lauren Franz, M.B., CH.B. is quoted in the article.

Danai Fannin, PhD, pens article investigating the narrowed gap in autism diagnosis between Black and white youth

Recent data suggests that the gap in autism diagnosis between Black and white youth has narrowed. In a new open access article in Autism Research, Danai Fannin, PhD, and colleagues question whether this means better access to supports for Black autistic youth.

Dr. Fannin is a member of the Duke Autism Center of Excellence Community Engagement Advisory Board and an adjunct faculty member at Duke Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences.