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Craig J. Newschaffer, PhD

  • Professor - Adjunct

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615 N. Wolfe St. E6030
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, Johns Hopkins University
MS, Harvard University


My research interests are in autism and neurodevelopmental disorders, breast cancer, and chronic disease comorbidity. I direct the Johns Hopkins Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Epidemiology whose mission is to advance knowledge on the population distribution and determinants of autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities through establishment of surveillance systems, participation in a collaborative, multi-centered case-control study, and conduct of innovative, Center-specific research. I also have a number of active research projects in the molecular epidemiology of breast cancer and work actively with the Epidemiology department's cancer research group.

  • Epidemiology autism breast cancer comorbidity gene-environment interaction
  • Newschaffer CJ, Falb MD, Gurney JG. National autism prevalence trends from US special education data. Pediatrics, 115:e277-282; 2005.

  • Jansiewicz EM, Newschaffer CJ, Denckla MB, Mostofsky SH. Impaired habituation in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Cogn Behav Neurol. 17:1-8; 2004.

  • Mostofsky SH, Newschaffer CJ , Denckla MB. Overflow Movements Predict Impaired Response Inhibition in Children with ADHD. Percept Mot Skills. 97:1315-1331; 2003.

  • Kaufmann WE, Cooper KL, Mostofsky SH, Capone CT, Kates WR, Newschaffer CJ, Bukelis I, Stump MH, Jann AE, Lanham DC. Specificity of cerebellar vermian abnormalities in autism: A quantitative MRI study. J Child Neurol. 18(7):463-70; 2003.

  • Newschaffer CJ , Curran LK. Autism: An emerging public health problem. Public Health Rep 118(5):393-399; 2003.