i. Prior to moving to Drexel University, Dr. Newschaffer was at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. He founded and directed the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Epidemiology, one of five federally funded centers of excellence in autism epidemiology. Major initiatives included the development of methods for monitoring autism spectrum disorders prevalence and participation in the largest population-based epidemiologic study of autism risk factors to date – the National CADDRE Study of Autism and Child Development. Dr. Newschaffer also is engaged in other projects focusing on how particular genes might interact with environment exposures to increase autism risk. He recently began collaborating with Peking University to explore approaches for conducting epidemiologic research on autism in China. Dr. Newschaffer is an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Epidemiology, and a member of the editorial board of the journal, Developmental Epidemiology. Research Interests: Epidemiology of autism spectrum disorders; study of autism risk factors; interaction of particular genes with environment exposures to increase autism
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