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Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities

Our People


M. Daniele Fallin, PhD
Department of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Associate Directors

Janet DiPietro, PhD
Professor, Associate Dean for Research
Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Elizabeth A. Stuart, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Mental Health and Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Core Faculty

Li-Ching Lee, PhD, ScM
Associate Scientist
Departments of Epidemiology and Mental Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Christine Ladd-Acosta, PhD
Assistant Scientist
Departments of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Note: This center is newly formed. We anticipate additional named core faculty and co-investigators very soon. We recently held an inaugural meeting for all interested faculty and will continue to engage faculty and students across JHU and Kennedy Krieger Institute to partner with us.


Homayoon Farzadegan, PhD
Professor and Director
Johns Hopkins Biorepository

Rebecca Landa, PhD
Center for Autism and Related Disorders
Kennedy Krieger Institute
& Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Craig J. Newschaffer, PhD
Professor and Director
A.J. Drexel Autism Institute
Drexel University School of Public Health

Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows

Kelly Benke

Alison B. Singer

Kelly Bakulski, PhD

Brooke Sheppard

Shan Andrews

Research Projects and Staff

Parent-Mediated Intervention for Children with Autism in Southern Taiwan Staff

Peng-Chou Tsai, MD

Yen-Tzu Wu, PhD

Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Staff

Rebecca Harrington
Data Manager
(410) 502-2139

Ann Chang
Program Coordinator
(410) 614-4720

Margaret Huston
Research Assistant
(410) 502-2139

Perinatal Epigenetics Initiative Study Staff

Shannon Brown, PhD, MHS
Sr. Research Program Coordinator
(410) 955-5826

Jason Feinberg


Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation (EARLI) Staff

Michelle Landrum
Sr. Research Program Coordinator/SEED outreach coordinator
(443) 287-2769

Lydia Stewart
Research Assistant
(410) 614-5017

Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) Staff

Jamie Dahm, MSEd
Senior Research Program Coordinator
(443) 287-3562

Amanda Manning
Research Program Assistant
(443) 287-8775

Shenika Robinson
Research Data Coordinator
(443) 287-3563

Yessenia Gomez
Research Program Assistant
(410) 502-0531

Lauren Morris
Graduate student worker

Biorepository Lab Staff

Stacey Cayetano
Laboratory Manager
(410) 502-0182

Kennedy Krieger Institute Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) Staff

Beth Utter, MS
SEED Clinic coordinator
(443) 923-7534

Christine Hess, PhD
EARLI clinic coordinator
(443) 923-7584