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Strategic Plan Update External Planning Group Members

The Committee would like to thank the following external experts who volunteered their time to assist with the development of the 2013 IACC Strategic Plan Update.

  • David G. Amaral, Ph.D.
    University of California Distinguished Professor
    Beneto Foundation Chair and Directorof Research
    Director of Research
    MIND Institute
    University of California, Davis
    Sacramento, California

  • Scott Badesch
    President and Chief Operating Officer
    Autism Society
    Bethesda, Maryland

  • Brian Boyd, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Division of
    Occupational Science
    School of Medicine
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  • Joseph Buxbaum, Ph.D., M.Sc.
    Professor of Pscyhiatry, Neuroscience, and
    Genetics and Genomic Sciences
    Director, Seaver Autism Center for Research
    and Treatment
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    New York, New York

  • Nancy Cheak-Zamora, Ph.D., M.A.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Health
    Sciences
    School of Health Professions
    University of Missouri
    Columbia, Missouri

  • Lisa Croen, Ph.D.
    Director, Kaiser Permanente Autism Research
    Program
    Senior Research Scientist, Division of Research
    Kaiser Permanente Northern California
    Oakland, California

  • Julie Daniels, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Associate Professor of Epidemiology and of
    Maternal and Child Health
    Gillings School of Global Public Health
    Director, North Carolina Center for Autism and
    Developmental Disabilites Research and
    Epidemiology
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  • Maureen Durkin, Ph.D., Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
    Investigator, Waisman Center
    Professor, Departments of Population Health
    Sciences and of Pediatrics
    School of Medicine
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Madison, Wisconsin

  • Margaret Danielle Fallin, Ph.D.
    Professor and Chair, Department of Mental Health
    Director, Wendy Klag Center for Autism and
    Developmental Disabilites
    Genetic Epidemiologist, Genetic Epidemiology
    Division
    Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Johns Hopkins University
    Baltimore, Maryland

  • Dan Hall, M.B.A.
    Manager, National Database for Autism Research
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Institutes of Health/OMNITEC
    Solutions, Inc.
    Bethesda, Maryland

  • Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Principal Investigator, CHARGE Study and the
    MARBLES Study
    University of California, Davis
    Sacramento, California

  • Ami Klin, Ph.D.
    Chief of Autism and Related Disorders
    Marcus Autism Center
    Director, Division of Autism and Related
    Developmental Disabilities
    Department of Pediatrics
    Emory University
    Atlanta, Georgia

  • Paul A. Law, M.D., M.P.H.
    Director, Medical Informatics
    Kennedy Krieger Institute
    Baltimore, Maryland

  • Thomas Lehner, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Chief, Genomics Research Branch
    Director, Office of Genomics Research
    Coordination
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, Maryland

  • Nancy J. Minshew, M.D.
    Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
    School of Medicine
    Director, Center of Excellence in Autism
    Research
    University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Craig J. Newschaffer, Ph.D., S.M.
    Professor and Chair, Department of
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    School of Public Health
    Director, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute
    Drexel University
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Carlos Pardo-Villamizar, M.D.
    Associate Professor of Neurology and Pathology
    School of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins University
    Baltimore, Maryland

  • Kevin Pelphrey, Ph.D.
    Professor of Psychology
    Director, Child Neuroscience Laboratory
    Harris Professor in the Child Study Center
    School of Medicine
    Yale University
    New Haven, Connecticut

  • James M. Perrin, M.D.
    Professor of Pediatrics
    Harvard Medical School
    Harvard UniversityBoston, Massachusetts
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Karen L. Pierce, Ph.D.
    Assistant Director, UCSD Autism Center of
    Excellence
    Assistant Adjunct Professor of Neurosciences
    School of Medicine
    University of California, San Diego
    San Diego, California

  • Paul Shattuck, Ph.D.
    Leader, Research Program Area on Life Course
    Outcomes
    A.J. Drexel Autism Institute
    Associate Professor
    School of Public Health
    Drexel University
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Aubyn C. Stahmer, Ph.D., M.A.
    Research Scientist
    University of California, San Diego and Rady
    Children's Hospital
    San Diego, California

  • Jeremy M. Veenstra-Vanderweele, M.D.
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and
    Pediatrics
    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on
    Human Development
    Vanderbilt Brain Institute
    Vanderbilt University
    Nashville, Tennessee

  • Dennis P. Wall, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Pathology
    Director, Computational Biology Initiative
    Center for Biomedical Informatics
    Harvard Medical School
    Harvard University
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Paul P. Wang, M.D.
    Senior Vice President
    Head of Medical Research
    Autism Speaks

  • Zach E. Warren, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry,
    and Special Education
    Director, Treatment and Research Institute for
    Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on
    Human Development
    Vanderbilt University
    Nashville, Tennessee

  • Amy Wetherby, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
    Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences
    Director, Autism Institute
    Laurel Schnendel Professor, Department of
    Communication Disorders
    Florida State University College of Medicine
    Tallahassee, Florida



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Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). IACC Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Research —2013 Update. April 2014. Retrieved from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee website: http://iacc.hhs.gov/strategic-plan/2013/index.shtml.


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