Carbonell Family Professor and director, Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute, George Washington University
Kevin Pelphrey is an internationally renowned neuroscientist and the parent of a young woman with autism. He utilizes brain science to develop biologically based tools for detection, stratification, and individually tailored treatments. He leads the National Institutes of Health Autism Center for Excellence-Multimodal Developmental Neurogenetics of Autism network, which spans seven national sites. He also directs an NIH postdoctoral training program to prepare scientist clinicians for independent careers translating multidisciplinary science into novel treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders. The Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute serves as a focal point for translational research and comprehensive clinical services for autism, while also serving as a beacon for policymakers seeking information on issues surrounding policy, research, and treatment of autism.