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Project Title

Project Title

Social determinants of the autism epidemic

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Bearman, Peter

Description

Description

This project is designed to understand the rapid increase in autism prevalence in the United States over the past two decades. New analyses of complex, multilevel temporally sensitive data sets will be performed to determine which familial, environmental, gene-environment, and diagnostic factors are driving the autism epidemic. In particular, detailed analytical models capable of capturing social network and social influence underpinnings of autism prevalence will be developed.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

805000

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2007-2012

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 3: What Caused This To Happen And Can This Be Prevented?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 3LD. Support ancillary studies within one or more large-scale, population-based surveillance and epidemiological studies, including U.S. populations, to collect data on environmental factors during preconception, and during prenatal and early postnatal development, as well as genetic data, that could be pooled (as needed), to analyze targets for potential gene/environment interactions by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $44,400,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Social determinants of the autism epidemic (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Columbia University

State/Country

State/Country

New York

Project Number

Project Number

5DP1OD003635-04

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Social determinants of the autism epidemic | 805000 | 2009 | 5DP1OD003635-03
Social determinants of the autism epidemic | 805000 | 2008 | DP1OD003635-02

 
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