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Webinar: Increasing Representation of Human Diversity in ASD Research

Date Published: October 2, 2020

In this recorded webinar, John Constantino, M.D., shares information about his health disparities project, which is providing important and novel insights into the disparities in the timing of diagnosis and the burden of cognitive impairment among African American children with autism.

Who is John Constantino?

Photo of John ConstantinoJohn N. Constantino, M.D., is the Blanche F. Ittleson Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Washington University in St. Louis, where he directs the William Greenleaf Eliot Division of Child Psychiatry, directs an NICHD Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, and serves as Psychiatrist-In-Chief of St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He completed a triple board residency (Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Child Psychiatry) at Bronx Municipal Hospital in New York and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His work has focused on understanding genetic and environmental influences on disorders of social development in childhood, and their implications for preventive intervention. He and his scientific team have pioneered quantitative methods for elucidating putative behavioral and neurodevelopmental endophenotypes that predict autism recurrence in families, and methods developed here for rapid behavioral phenotyping are used internationally in genetic research involving autism and related disorders.

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