Active Autism Research Grantees

Title Principal Investigator Institution
Prenatal Factors in Autism and Other Psychiatric Outcomes in a National Birth Cohort Brown, Alan Columbia University Health Sciences
Behavioral and Neurological Effects of Developmental Pyrethroid Exposure in Rodents Burkett, James Emory University
Gene-environment Interactions in the Developmental Neurotoxicity of Air Pollution Costa, Lucio University of Washington
Prenatal Exposure to Metals and Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder in MARBLES and EARLI Volk, Heather Johns Hopkins University
Environmental Influence on Infant Microbiome Development and ASD Symptoms Hertz-Picciotto, Irva
Mills, David
University of California, Davis
The CHARGE Study: Childhood Autism Risks from Genetics and the Environment Hertz-Picciotto, Irva University of California, Davis
Air-pollution Risk for Autism and ADHD – Cross-disorder Insights and Genetic Liability Kalkbrenner, Amy
Scheddel, Diana
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Sexually Dimorphic Epigenetic Regulation of Fetal Brain Development by Environmental Stressors Krueger, Bruce K. University of Maryland, Baltimore
PCB Epigenomic Brain & Behavior Lasting Effects Study (PEBBLES) Lasalle, Janine M.
Lein, Pamela J.
Schimdt, Rebecca Jean
University of California, Davis
Prenatal Environmental Toxicants Induce Neuroinflammation Causing Autistic Behaviors Lawrence, David A. Wadsworth Center
Trimester-specific Variation in Air Quality and Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Natural Experiment Ladd-Acosta, Christine
Zhang, Junfeng
Johns Hopkins University
Molecular and Cellular Basis of PCB Developmental Neurotoxicity Lein, Pamela University of California, Davis
Neurodevelopmental Effects of Perfluorinated Chemicals Liew, Ze Yan University of Californa, Los Angeles
Prenatal Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemical Mixtures and ASD Risk Newschaffer, Craig J. Drexel University
The Placenta: A Novel Target of Sex Specific Neurotoxicity by Fire Retardants Patisaul, Heather North Carolina State University
Discovery of Early Life Causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder Through Retrospective Metabolomics and Proteome Analysis of Teeth Petrick, Lauren
Andra, Syam S
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Brain and Behavior Study of Autism From Infancy Through School Age (co-fund with NICHD) Piven, Joseph University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Epidemiological Research on Autism in Jamaica - Phase II Rahbar, Mohammad University of Texas Health Sciences Center
Autism and Prenatal Endocrine Disruptors (A-PED) Reichenberg, Avraham Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, Epigenetic Alterations, and Autism-like Behaviors in the Highly Social California Mouse Model Roberts, R. Michael University of Missouri, Columbia
BUILDS MARBLES: Biorepository Upkeep and Infrastructure for Longitudinal Data Sharing For MARBLES Schmidt, Rebecca
Bennett, Deborah Hall
University of California, Davis
Folic Acid Prevention Pathways for ASD in High Risk Families Schmidt, Rebecca University of California, Davis
Investigating Air Pollution Effects on the Developing Brain and ASD Volk, Heather University of Southern California
Particulate Air Pollutants and Autism Risk: Exposure Characteristics, Indicators of Susceptibility, and Mechanistic Pathways Xiang, Anny H.
McConnell, Rob S.
Kaiser Foundation Research Institute
Environmental-use Chemicals That Target Pathways Linked to Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders Zylka, Mark J. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Environmental Chemical Mixtures and Metabolomics in Autism Spectrum Disorder Petrick, Lauren Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Examining Dietary Modifiers of Associations Between Air Pollution and Autism-related Outcomes in Two Cohorts Lyall, Kristen
Volk, Heather
Drexel University
Expanding the Value of the EARLI Study: Small Cohort with Big Data Fallin, Danielle Johns Hopkins University
Functional RNA Modifications, Micronutrient Exposure, Developmental Disabilities Xie, Hehuan
Wang, Xiaobin
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and University
Gene-environment Interactions in Autism Corces, Victor Emory University
Gut-brain Dysfunction Following Combined Prenatal Stressors: Relevance for Autism Bilbo, Staci Duke University
Metals Dysregulation, Brain Development, and Autism Spectrum Disorder Volk, Heather
Curtin, Paul
Johns Hopkins University
The CHARGE Study Phase II: A Multifactorial Approach to Autism Etiology Hertz-Picciotto, Irva
Bennett, Deborah Hall
Schmidt, Rebecca Jean
Walker, Cheryl Katherine
University of California, Davis
The Interplay of Early Life Exposure to Environmental Pollutants and Folate System in the Etiology of Autistic Behaviors Oulhote, Youssef University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Effects of Air Pollution/Maternal Stress on Microglial Sculpting Of Social Circuits Smith, Caroline Jackson Duke University
A National Birth Cohort Study of Prenatal Factors and Neurodevelopmental Psychiatric Disorders Brown, Alan Stewart New York State Psychiatric Institute
Parental Lifetime Occupational Exposures and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Offspring Dickerson, Aisha S. Johns Hopkins University
Role of Epigenetically Active Environmental Compounds in Neurodevelopmental Disorders Terskikh, Alexey V. Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
A Systematic Study of the Environmental Etiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder Using High-throughput Behavioral Screening Geng, Yijie University of Utah
Effects of Maternal Thyroid Function and Thyroidal Disruptor Exposure on Pregnancy and Child Developmental Outcomes Lee-Marquez, Sun Y. Boston Medical Center
Interactions of Environmental Chemical Mixtures, Genetics, and Immune Pathways in Autism Spectrum Disorder Ames, Jennifer Lisa Kaiser Foundation Research Institute
Early Life Air Pollution Exposures as a Risk Factor for Neurodevelopmental Disorders Cory-Slechta, Deborah A. University of Rochester
Role of Early Postnatal Exposure to Non-persistent Pesticides Through Breast Milk on Neurodevelopment Taha, Ameer University of California, Davis
High Throughput Molecular Screen for Environmental Epigenetic Modifiers in Brain Development and ASD Eyring, Katherine University of California, Los Angeles