Research Areas

Consortium on Neurodevelopmental Studies of Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders

The Columbia University Consortium on Neurodevelopmental Studies of Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders is a joint effort by the Columbia Population Research Center, Columbia Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Translational Neuroscience Initiative, Department of Psychology, and Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute (Z-MBBI).

Founded in 2014, this multidisciplinary research consortium seeks to identify early developmental trajectories associated with autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. The consortium meets monthly to share research findings, and consider how we could work together to address unanswered questions about the pre-symptomatic antecedents of autism and related disorders. Our group represents an unusual integration of biological and social scientists with epidemiologists and population health experts who have expertise in human development and animal models.

The consortium is led by Frances Champagne, William Fifer, Carol Mason, Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, and Jane Waldfogel and includes researchers from around the University (see full list in side link). The consortium meets monthly. To be added to the Consortium mailing list, please contact cprc@columbia.edu.