Craig Newschaffer

Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Drexel University School of Public Health

Craig Newschaffer is founding director of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University, a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Associate Dean for Research at the Drexel University School of Public Health, and Vice President of the International Society for Autism Research. Dr. Newschaffer is an epidemiologist whose main research focus is the discovery of modifiable autism risk factors. Dr. Newschaffer has directed an NIH Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) project, been a site PI on other major autism epidemiology initiatives, including both the CDC ADDM Network and SEED Study, and led an NIH-funded project testing streamlined approaches to ASD case confirmation for epidemiologic research purposes. He has served on the DOD Autism Research Program Integration Panel, the Autism Speaks Science Advisory Board, and, on multiple occasions, the IACC Strategic Plan for Autism Research expert review group. Dr. Newschaffer is also a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, an Associate Editor of the journal Autism Research, and currently sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

Participant In:

Autism and the Mind/Brain

Saturday, November 5, 2016
2:30-4:30 pm

Past Event

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects more than 1% of the population. For many years, it was thought to be a rare disorder, resulting from a bad relationship of the children with their so-called refrigerator mothers. However, there is clear evidence now that autism results from abnormalities in brain development, and that the behavior… read more »