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Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities

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The Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities encompasses a broad array of research and educational goals across the fields of public health including epidemiology, health services research, developmental research, policy research, population and family dynamics and beyond. 

As of June 2022, we have new leadership! Heather Volk, PhD, replaces former WKC Director Dani Fallin, who has left for Emory University. Chris Ladd-Acosta, PhD, has become WKC vice director. Congratulations to all! 

Learn about affiliated faculty at Johns Hopkins and the Kennedy Krieger Institute -- and become a member!

In Memoriam

Mourning Wendy Klag Center Associate Director Li-Ching Lee, PhD

Li-Ching LeeDr. Li-Ching Lee died of breast cancer May 20, 2021, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 54. Li-Ching was an associate director of the Wendy Klag Center, with a focus on global autism research.  She was an exceptional researcher, mentor, instructor, and friend. Her work on autism spectrum disorder prevalence, measurement, and epidemiology made a huge impact on the field, addressing critical issues in the United States and across the globe.  During her research career, she authored over 100 journal publications with colleagues and students around the world.

View a recording of "World Class: An Autism Symposium in Memory of Dr. Li-Ching Lee" at this link. The event was held April 4. 

Read more about her life and work

Message from
former Director

Dr. M. Daniele Fallin, former director, discusses the Wendy Klag Center mission:
To bring together researchers and families to find answers about autism and other developmental disabilities.

Grant Funding for
Student Projects

Apply for up to $15,000 in project funding as a Wendy Klag Scholar.

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Pilot Funding
for Faculty

Full-time Bloomberg School faculty may apply for project grants of up to $50,000.

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For Families:
Join in Research

Be a hero. To your family. To all families. Find out about our enrolling studies.

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