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IACC 2016 Strategic Plan Update Working Groups

Question 1 Working Group

Chair/Co-Chair

  • Dr. Alice Kau, Ph.D., Co-Chair Health Scientist Administrator
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, MD
  • Dr. Ann Wagner, Ph.D., Co-Chair Chief, Neurobehavioral Mechanisms of Mental Disorders Branch
    Division of Developmental Translational Research
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, MD

IACC Members

  • Ms. Shannon Haworth, M.A. Senior Program Specialist
    Association of University Centers on Disabilities
    Silver Spring, MD
  • Dr. Jennifer Johnson, Ed.D. Deputy Director, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
    Administration for Community Living
    Washington, DC
  • Dr. Nicole Williams, Ph.D. Program Manager
    Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs
    U.S. Department of Defense
    Frederick, MD

External Participants

  • Dr. Daniel Coury, MD Section Chief, Behavioral Health Services
    Section Chief, Child Development Center
    Childrens Hospital Behavioral
    Columbus, OH
  • Dr. Ami Klin, Ph.D. Director, Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
    Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar
    Professor & Chief, Division of Autism and Related Disorders
    Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
    Center for Translational Social Neuroscience, Emory University
    Atlanta, GA
  • Dr. Catherine Lord, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology
    Psychiatry and Founding Director
    Center for Autism and Developing Brain
    New York-Presbyterian Hospital
    Weill Cornell Medicine
    New York, NY
  • Dr. Sandy Magana, Ph.D., MSW Professor
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Department of Disability and Human Development
    Chicago, IL
  • Dr. Karen Pierce, Ph.D. Associate Professor
    Department of Neurosciences
    Co-Director, Autism Center
    University of California - San Diego
    La Jolla, CA
  • Dr. Diana L. Robins, Ph.D. Associate Professor
    Program Area Leader in Early Detection & Intervention
    AJ Drexel Autism Institute
    Drexel University
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Dr. Angela Scarpa, Ph.D. Founder and Co-Director, VT Autism Clinic Director, VT Center for Autism Research Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • Dr. Audrey Thurm, Ph.D. Staff Scientist
    Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience
    National Institute of Mental Health
    10 Center Drive, Rm 1C250, MSC 1255
    Bethesda, MD
  • Ms. Debra Wagler, M.A., MComm Public Health Analyst, Region VIII
    Maternal and Child Health Bureau
    Health Resources and Services Administration
    Rockville, MD
  • Dr. Amy M. Wetherby, Ph.D. Dept. of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine
    Distinguished Research Professor
    L.L. Schendel Professor of Communication Science & Disorders
    Florida State University
    Tallahassee, FL
  • Dr. Lisa D. Wiggins, Ph.D. Epidemiologist
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
    Atlanta, GA

Question 2 Working Group

Chair/Co-Chair

IACC Members

  • Dr. David Amaral, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor
    Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
    Research Director, M.I.N.D. Institute
    University of California - Davis
    Sacramento, CA
  • Dr. James F. Battey, M.D., Ph.D. Director
    National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, MD
  • Dr. Kevin Pelphrey, Ph.D. Carbonell Family Professor in Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology and Department of Pediatrics
    Director, Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute
    George Washington University and Children's National Medical Center
    Washington, DC
  • Dr. Robert H. Ring, Ph.D. Princeton, NJ
  • Dr. Nicole Williams, Ph.D. Program Manager
    Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs
    U.S. Department of Defense
    Frederick, MD

External Participants

  • Dr. Katarzyna Chawarska, Ph.D. Associate Professor
    Child Study Center and of Pediatrics
    Temple Medical Center
    New Haven, CT
  • Dr. Graeme Davis, Ph.D. Professor
    Neuroscience Graduate Program
    University of California - San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA
  • Dr. Guoping Feng, Ph.D. Poitras Professor of Neuroscience
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Director of Model Systems and Neurobiology
    Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research
    Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
    Cambridge, MA
  • Dr. Heather Cody Hazlett, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
    The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • Dr. Shafali Spurling Jeste, M.D. Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Neurology
    University of California - Los Angeles
    Geffen School of Medicine
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Dr. Eric Klann, Ph.D. Professor
    Center for Neural Science
    New York University
    New York, NY
  • Dr. James McPartland, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology
    Director, Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic
    Yale Child Study Center
    New Haven, CT
  • Dr. Christine Nordhal, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    University of California - MIND Institute
    Sacramento, CA
  • Dr. Elizabeth Redcay, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Psychology
    Director
    Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab
    University of Maryland
    College Park, MD
  • Dr. Flora Vaccarino, M.D. Harris Professor, Child Study Center and Department of Neurobiology
    Yale University
    New Haven, CT

Question 3 Working Group

Chair/Co-Chair

  • Dr. David Amaral, Ph.D., Co-Chair Distinguished Professor
    Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
    Research Director, M.I.N.D. Institute
    University of California - Davis
    Sacramento, CA
  • Dr. Cindy Lawler, Ph.D., Co-Chair Chief
    Genes, Environment and Health Branch
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    National Institutes of Health
    Research Triangle Park, NC

IACC Members

External Participants

  • Dr. Raphael Bernier, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
    Clinical Director, Seattle Children's Autism Center
    Associate Director, Center on Human Development and Disability
    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA
  • Dr. Evan Eichler, Ph.D. Professor and HHMI Investigator
    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA
  • Dr. Dani Fallin, Ph.D. Professor
    John Hopkins
    Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Baltimore, MD
  • Dr. Daniel Geschwind, Ph.D. Senior Associate Dean
    Associate Vice Chancellor
    Precision Medicine
    University of California – Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Dr. Alycia Halladay, PhD Chief Science Officer
    Autism Science Foundation
    New York, NY
  • Dr. Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Ph.D. Director, UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Core Center Professor & Vice Chair for Research, Department of Public Health Sciences Director, MIND Institute Program in Environmental Epidemiology of Autism and Neurodevelopment Co-Executive Director, Project TENDR (Targeting Environmental NeuroDevelopment Risks)
    University of California - Davis
    Davis, CA
  • Dr. Elaine Hsiao, Ph.D. Professor
    Life Science, Integrative Biology And Physiology
    University of California - Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Dr. Craig Newschaffer, Ph.D. Professor
    Director
    The AJ Drexel Autism Institute
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Dr. Elise Robinson, Ph.D. Affiliated Scientist
    Broad Institute
    Cambridge, MA
  • Dr. Stephan Sanders, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
    Psychiatry
    UCSF School of Medicine
    San Francisco, CA
  • Laura A. Schieve, Ph.D. Team Lead, Epidemiology Team, Developmental Disabilities Branch
    Division of Congenital and Developmental Disorders
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Ms. Joan A. Scott, M.S., C.G.C. Deputy Director
    Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs
    Health Resources and Services Administration
    Maternal and Child Health Bureau
    Rockville, MD

Question 4 Working Group

Chair/Co-Chair

  • Dr. Kevin Pelphrey, Ph.D., Chair Carbonell Family Professor in Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology and Department of Pediatrics
    Director, Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute
    George Washington University and Children's National Medical Center
    Washington, DC

IACC Members

External Participants

  • Dr. Timothy Buie, M.D. Director
    Gastroenterology and Nutrition at the Laure Center for Autism
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Boston, MA
  • Dr. Connie Kasari, Ph.D. Professor
    Psychological Studies
    Education and Psychiatry
    University of California - Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Ms. Christy Kavulic Associate Division Director
    Early Childhood Team
    Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
    U.S. Department of Education
  • Dr. Alex Kolevzon, MD Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
    Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Clinical Director, Seaver Autism Center
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Mount Sinai Health System
    New York, NY
  • Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, Ph.D. Director, Early Childhood Clubhouse Program
    Clinical Instructor, Center for Autism Research Treatment
    David Geffen School of Medicine
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Mr. Alexander Leonessa National Science Foundation
  • Dr. Beth Malow, M.D. Professor
    Vanderbilt Department of Neurology
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Nashville, TN
  • Dr. Nancy Minshew, M.D. University of Pittsburgh Endowed Chair in Autism Research
    Professor, Psychiatry and Neurology
    Department of Psychiatry
    University Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Dr. Samuel L. Odom, Ph.D. Director, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • Dr. Mustafa Sahin, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor, Neurology
    Harvard Medical School
    Assistant in Neurology
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    Boston, MA
  • Dr. Frederick Shic, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Child Study Center and Computer Science
    Director, Technology and Innovation Laboratory
    Associate Director, Yale Early Social Cognition Lab
    New Haven, CT
  • Dr. Phillip S. Strain, Ph.D. Director
    PELE Center/Professor, ED. Psych & Early Childhood SPED
    University of Colorado - Denver
    Denver, CO
  • Dr. Denis G. Sukhodolsky, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
    Yale Child Study Center
    Yale School of Medicine
    New Haven, CT
  • Dr. Zachary Warren, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, & Special Education
    Executive Director, Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Director of Autism Research, Department of Pediatrics and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
    Nashville, TN

Question 5 Working Group

Chair/Co-Chair

IACC Members

  • Ms. Samantha Crane, J.D. Director of Public Policy
    Autistic Self Advocacy Network
    Washington, DC
  • Ms. Melissa L. Harris Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group
    Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    U.S. Department of Health and Services
    Baltimore, MD
  • Ms. Laura Kavanagh, MPP Deputy Administrator
    Maternal and Child Health Bureau
    Health Resources and Services Administration
    Rockville, MD
  • Mr. Brian Parnell, M.S.W. Medicaid Autism Waiver Administrator
    Utah Department of Human Services
    Div. of Services for People w/Disabilities
    Draper, UT
  • Dr. Larry Wexler, Ed.D Office of Special Education and
    Rehabilitative Services
    U.S. Department of Education
    Washington DC

External Participants

  • Dr. Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Ph.D. Associate Professor
    Department of Psychiatry
    University of California - San Diego
    San Diego, CA
  • Dr. Robert Cimera, Ph.D. Professor, Lifespan Development & Educational Sciences
    Kent State University
    Kent, OH
  • Mr. Daniel Davis Health Insurance Specialist
    Center for Integrated Programs
    Administration for Community Living
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Washington, DC
  • Dr. Peter F. Gerhardt, Ed.D. President
    Peter Gerhardt Associates, LLC
    New York, NY
  • Ms. Lisa Goring Executive Vice President
    Programs and Services
    Autism Speaks
    New York, NY
  • Ms. Leticia Manning, MPH Lieutenant Commander, United States Public Health Service
    Maternal and Child Health Bureau
    Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs
    Health Resources and Services Administration
    Rockville, MD
  • Dr. Cathy Pratt, Ph.D., BCBA-D Director
    Indiana Resource Center for Autism
    Indiana University Bloomington
    Bloomington, IN
  • Ms. Anne Roux, MPH Research Scientist, Life Course Outcomes Research Program
    A.J. Drexel Autism Institute
    Drexel University
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Dr. Aubyn Stahmer, Ph.D. Associate Professor
    Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    University of California - Davis MIND Institute
    Sacramento, CA
  • Ms. Jane A. Tilly ACL/AOA
    Administration for Community Living
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Washington, DC
  • Dr. Juliann Woods, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Professor and Associate Dean – Research
    School of Communication Science and Disorders
    Florida State University
    Tallahassee, FL

Question 6 Working Group

Chair/Co-Chair

IACC Members

  • Ms. Samantha Crane, J.D. Director of Public Policy
    Autistic Self Advocacy Network
    Washington, DC
  • Ms. Amy Goodman Self-Advocate
    Charles Town, WV
  • Dr. David S. Mandell, Sc.D. Associate Professor
    Department of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
    Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Res.
    University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Dr. Kevin Pelphrey, Ph.D. Carbonell Family Professor in Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology and Department of Pediatrics
    Director, Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute
    George Washington University and Children's National Medical Center
    Washington, DC
  • Dr. Edlyn Peña, Ph.D. Associate Professor
    Educational Leadership
    Director, Doctoral Studies
    California Lutheran University
    Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Ms. Robyn Schulhof, M.A. Senior Public Health Analyst
    Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities
    Associate of University Centers on Disabilities Cooperative Agreement
    Maternal and Child Health Bureau
    Health Resources and Services Administration
    Rockville, MD
  • Ms. Alison Tepper Singer, M.B.A. President
    Autism Science Foundation
    New York, NY

External Participants

  • Mr. Scott Badesch President/Chief Executive Officer
    Autism Society
    Bethesda, MD
  • Dr. Vanessa Hus Bal, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Scholar
    Department of Psychiatry
    University of California - San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA
  • Dr. Somer L. Bishop, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
    Department of Psychiatry
    University of California - San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA
  • Dr. Leslie J. Caplan, Ph.D. Rehabilitation Program Specialist
    National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
    Administration for Community Living
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Washington, DC
  • Dr. Nancy Cheak-Zamora, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Health Science
    University of Missouri School of Health Professions
    Columbia, MO
  • Dr. Laura Grofer Klinger, Ph.D. Director, TEACCH Autism Program
    Associate Professor, Psychiatry
    University of North Carolina
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • Ms. Ophelia M. McLain Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
    Administration for Community Living
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Washington, DC
  • Ms. JaLynn Prince President and Founder
    Madison House Autism Foundation
    Rockville, MD
  • Dr. Paul Shattuck, Ph.D. Associate Professor
    Leader – Life Course Outcomes Research Program
    A.J. Drexel Autism Institute
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Ms. Nancy Spencer Nurse Specialist Research
    Office of the Clinical Director
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, MD
  • Dr. Susan White, Ph.D. Faculty, Department of Psychology
    Core Faculty, Clinical Science
    Co-Director, VT Autism Clinic
    Psychology Department (0436)
    Blacksburg VA

Question 7 Working Group

Chair/Co-Chair

IACC Members

External Participants

  • Dr. Adriana DiMartino, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    New York University School of Medicine
    New York, NY
  • Dr. Maureen Durkin, Ph.D, DrPH Professor, Population Health Sciences and Pediatrics Vice-Chair, Department of Population Health Sciences Director, Population Health Graduate Program
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
    Madison, WI
  • Dr. Michelle Freund, Ph.D. Program Officer
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Institutes of Health
    Rockville, MD
  • Mr. Dan Hall Manager
    National Database for Autism Research
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Institutes of Health
    Rockville, MD
  • Dr. Robin L. Harwood, Ph.D. Health Scientist
    Division of Research
    Office of Epidemiology and Research
    Health Resources and Services Administration
    Maternal and Child Health Bureau
    Rockville, MD
  • Dr. Paul Lipkin, M.D. Director, Medical Informatics, Kennedy Krieger Institute
    Director, Interactive Autism Network at Kennedy Krieger Institute
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Johns Hopkins Medicine
    Baltimore, MD
  • Ms. Gretchen Navidi Program Coordination Manager | NIMH Data Archive (NDA)
    Office of Technology Development and Coordination
    Office of the NIMH Director
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Institutes of Health
    Rockville, MD
  • Ms. Jessica Rast, MPH Research Associate
    Life Course Outcomes Research Program
    A.J. Drexel Autism Institute
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Dr. Catherine E. Rice, Ph.D. Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Director, Emory Autism Center
    Emory University School of Medicine
    Atlanta, GA
  • Michael Rosanoff, MPH Director, Public Health Research
    Autism Speaks
    New York, NY
  • Dr. Andy Shih, Ph.D. Senior VP, Scientific Affairs
    Autism Speaks
    New York, NY
 
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