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Social determinants of the autism epidemic  

This project is designed to understand the rapid increase in autism prevalence in the United States over the past two decades. Proposed are new analyses of complex, multilevel temporally sensitive data sets that will enable me to determine the extent to which familial, environmental, gene-environment, and diagnostic drift/substitution are driving the autism epidemic. Detailed attention to and models capable of capturing social network and social influence underpinnings of the epidemic are developed.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $805,000.00
Project Number DP1OD003635-02
Principal Investigator Bearman, Peter
Strategic Plan Question Question 3: What Caused This To Happen And Can This Be Prevented? (Risk Factors)
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 3.6 Determine the effect of at least five environmental factors on the risk for subtypes of ASD in the pre- and early postnatal period of development by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $25,100,000 over 7 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Columbia University
State/Country New York
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History/Related Projects Social determinants of the autism epidemic | $805,000.00 | 2010 | 5DP1OD003635-04
Social determinants of the autism epidemic | $805,000.00 | 2009 | 5DP1OD003635-03