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

Rachel E Aiello, PhD
Medical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Psychologist, Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development
David Carlson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
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
Simon Gregory, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine; Director of Genomics and Epigenetics, Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
Nicole Heilbron, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Associate Director, Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development
Jill Howard, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Director of Early Intervention Services, Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development
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
Sheng Luo, PhD
Associate Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
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
Cynthia A. Toth, MD
Joseph AC Wadsworth Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Pediatric Retina Specialist and Surgeon
Saritha Vermeer, PhD
Medical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Clinical Psychologist, Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development

Staff

Todd Calnan
Clinical Trials Assistant, Neurophysiology Lab
Karen Goetz
Program Manager, Duke Autism Center of Excellence

Trainees

Adrianne Harris
Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience