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The AIM-ASD Network brings together an innovative group of investigators on the cutting edge of autism intervention research. This network is currently composed of four research centers, a statistical core, and a data coordinating center:

  University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  University of Rochester Medical Center, NY
  New York Presbyterian Center for Autism and the Developing Brain, NY
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, TN
  University of Michigan, Ann Harbor, MI


UCLA serves as the clinical coordinating center for AIM-ASD. All sites enroll study subjects, follow the same study protocols, and share responsibilities for regulatory activities. Each research center has a leading principal investigator (PI) and a team of pre- and post-doctoral scholars, undergraduates, and other professionals from a wide range of disciplines.

Conducting research in multi-site platform has many advantages, such as speed of study completion, ability to recruit large enough samples to examine treatment moderators, greater diversity in participants, and higher likelihood of generalizable findings.

Meet Our Researchers:

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Rochester Medical Center

New York Presbyterian Center for Autism and the Developing Brain

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development

Kasari Smith Lord Kaiser
Connie Kasari Ph.D.
UCLA
Tristram Smith Ph.D.
URMC
Catherine Lord Ph.D.
CADB
Ann Kaiser Ph.D.
VCK


Meet Our Methodology Core:

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Almirall Murphy
Daniel Almirall Ph.D.
UMICH
Susan A. Murphy Ph.D.
UMICH




Meet Our Data Coordinating Center:

University of California, Los Angeles

Sugar
Catherine Sugar, Ph.D.
UCLA



Meet Our Network & Site Coordinator:

University of California, Los Angeles


Stephanie Patterson Shire, Ph.D.


Meet Our Project Coordinators:



 
Kimberly McCulla
Vanderbilt
Natalie Hong B.S.
CADB
Sarah Farash
Rochester



Meet Our Interventionists:

University of California, Los Angeles

Amy Dominguez, B.S.
UCLA
Alyssa Tan, B.S.
UCLA
Marina Mladenovic, B.A. 
UCLA
Christina Kang, M.A.
UCLA



Vanderbilt University

Jennifer Nietfeld, M.A.
VCK
Tatiana Peredo, M.Ed.
VCK

Stephanie Jordan,
M.S., CCC-SLP
VCK
Jodi Heidlage, B.S.W. 
VCK
Lizzy Fuller, B.A.
VCK


Weill Cornell Medical College

Kyle Fost, B.A.
CADB
Sophie Manevich, B.S.
CADB


 
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