Autism Center: Research Program

The Autism Center at the Child Mind Institute is an integrated clinical center and research lab dedicated to supporting toddlers, children, adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder and related challenges, including social (pragmatic) communication disorder and non-verbal learning disorder (NVLD).

 

The Autism Center: Research Lab is focused on understanding the neurobiology of ASD using brain imaging and a range of other clinical and cognitive approaches. A specific goal of the center is detecting autism-related differences in brain connectivity that emerge in early childhood, with the goal of identifying objective biological markers that can one day be used to improve early intervention efforts and the selection of treatments.

The Autism Center: Research Lab is led by the founding research director Adriana Di Martino, MD. Dr. Di Martino’s research explores autism-related differences in brain connectivity for use as biomarkers and seeks to clarify the neural bases of co-occurring conditions such as ADHD. Dr. Di Martino is an internationally recognized leader in the field and the founder of the Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange (ABIDE), a data-sharing initiative responsible for more than a publication per month. Dr. Di Martino has received honors and funding support from NIMH and the Simons Foundation, among others.

The Autism Center: Research Lab currently has two ongoing studies that offer participants full, no-cost evaluations:

Our Team

Adriana Di Martino, MD

Research Director, Autism Center; Dr. John and Consuela Phelan Scholar; Senior Research Scientist

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Amanda Austin

Clinical Research Extern, Autism Center

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Margaret Dyson, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Autism Center

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Sara Guttentag

Research Associate, Autism Center

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Leona (Xiaoning) He, MS

Data Analyst, Autism Center and Center for the Developing Brain

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Hyein Lee, PsyM

Clinical Extern, Autism Center

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Cynthia Martin, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist, Autism Center

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José O. A. Filho, MS

Neuroimaging Research Associate, Autism Center

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Patricia Segura,  MSc

Neuroimaging Researcher, Autism Center

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Anish K. Simhal, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Autism Center

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Jacob Stroud

Research Assistant, Autism Center

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Warren Woodrich Pettine, MD

Research Scientist

New York University

Bethany Vibert, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist, Autism Center

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Ariel Zucker, BS

Research Associate, Autism Center

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