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Li-Ching Lee, PhD

  • Senior Scientist

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Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E6032
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, University of North Carolina, 2003
ScM, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1997


Research interest includes psychiatric epidemiology and developmental disabilities. Specific areas of research include autism spectrum disorder, depression, anxiety, emotional/behavioral development, and perinatal mental health

Honors and Awards

Matanoski Endowment Award

Diversity Award from the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR)

Recipient of 2008 Student Assembly Recognition for Excellence Awards: The Advising, Teaching, and Mentoring Awards, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • autism, psychiatric epidemiology, perinatal epidemiology, developmental disabilities
  • Harrington RA*, Lee L-C, Crum RM, Zimmerman AW, Hertz-Picciotto I (2014).  Prenatal Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Use and ASD or Developmental Delay in Offspring. (in press).

    Stacy M*, Zablotsky B*, Yarger HA*, Zimmerman A, Makia B*, Lee L-C (2014).  Sex Differences in Co-occurring Conditions of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  (in press).

  • Lance EI, York JM*, Lee L-C, Zimmerman A (2014).  Association between Regression and Self Injury among Children with Autism.  Research in Developmental Disabilities.  Vol. 35 (2), 408-413.

  • Pardo CA, Buckley A, Thurm A, Lee L-C, Azhagiri A, Neville D, Swedo S (2013). A Pilot Open Label Trial of Minocycline in Patients with Autism and Regressive Features. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Vol. 5(1), 9. doi:10.1186/1866-1955-5-9.

  • Harrington RA*, Lee L-C, Crum RM, Zimmerman AW, Hertz-Picciotto I (2013). Serotonin Hypothesis of Autism: Implications for Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Use during Pregnancy. Autism Research. Vol. 6(3), 149-168.

  • Maenner MJ, Schieve LA, Rice CE, Cunniff C, Giarelli E, Kirby RS, Lee L-C, Nicholas JS, Wingate MS, Durkin MS (2013). Phenotypic Heterogeneity and Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders in a US-based Population of Children. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Vol. 52 (4), 401-413.

    *  student author