Scientific Council

Our Scientific Council is comprised of 16 leading autism and medical professionals from across the U.S. Together they serve as an expert information resource for us on matters related to research and current practice. In that regard, the Council assists our Board of Directors in developing its research strategy, near term priorities, and long-range research objectives. The Council also provides program guidance and oversight for the annual research competition and plays a central role in ensuring the highest quality reviews for prospective OAR research studies.

PeterGerhardt

Peter F. Gerhardt, Ed.D.
Executive Director
EPIC School
Paramus, NJ
Chair, Scientific Council

02JoanneGerenser

Joanne Gerenser, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Executive Director
Eden II Programs
Staten Island, NY
Vice Chair, Scientific Council

03JonathanCampbell

Jonathan Campbell, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
Jmca244@uky.edu
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04KaraHume

Kara Hume, Ph.D.
FPG Child Development Institute
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
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05DeniseJulianoBult

Denise Juliano-Bult, M.S.W.
Chief, Systems Research and Disparities in Mental Health Services Research Programs
National Institutes of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD

06GeraldKoocher

Gerald P. Koocher, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Health and Science
DePaul University
Chicago, IL
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Suzanne Letso, M.A., BCBA
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Connecticut Center for Child Development
Milford, CT

08MichaelLondner

Michael Londner, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
Inova Health Systems
Falls Church, VA
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James A. Mulick, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
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10BrendaMyles

Brenda Myles, Ph.D.
Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence
Columbus, OH
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11DanielOpenden

Daniel Openden, Ph.D., BCBA-D
President & CEO
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center
Phoenix, AZ
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LinkedIn

12PaulShattuck

Paul Shattuck, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
A.J. Drexel Autism Institute
Philadelphia, PA
Website

13StephenShore

Stephen Shore, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Adelphi University
Garden City, NY
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Website

14MaryWeiss

Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D., BCBA
Professor of Education and Director of Programs in ABA and Autism
Endicott College
Beverly, MA

15PatriciaWright

Patricia Wright, Ph.D., MPH
Vice President of Professional Services
Rethink Autism
New York, NY

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16ThomasZane

Thomas Zane, Ph.D.
Professor of Education
Institute of Behavior Studies
Endicott College
Beverly, MA
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