Webinar: Participatory Research with Autistic Adults

March 31, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Programs Team
(703) 243-9762

Participatory Research with Autistic Adults

Matching theory to practice.
Presented by Christina Nicolaidis, MD, MPH


The webinar will launch this year’s series on using participatory research approaches with autistic adults. Dr. Nicolaidis will start with an overview of different types of participatory models, and how they may be applied to conduct research in partnership with autistic adults and other stakeholders. She will then offer practical examples, lessons learned, and recommendations from her work with the Academic Autism Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE; www.aaspire.org) and other participatory research projects over the past two decades.


About the Presenter

Christina Nicolaidis, MD, MPH is Professor in the School of Social Work at Portland State University (PSU), with a secondary appointment in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She is the co-founder and co-director of the Academic Autism Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE), a long-standing academic-community partnership that uses community-based participatory research (CBPR) to address the priorities of autistic adults. Dr. Nicolaidis has led multiple NIH-funded CBPR projects, including a series of studies on healthcare for autistic adults and large project to develop and test accessible outcome measures to evaluate services for autistic adults. She also is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Autism in Adulthood. More broadly, Dr. Nicolaidis works to improve health equity and address social determinants of health. She directs the Social Determinants of Health Initiative and teaches research methods at PSU, teaches and practices hospital-based internal medicine at OHSU, and mentors dozens of junior faculty members and trainees across the world.


OAR’s archived webinars can be accessed here.

If you have any questions or comments about this event or if you would like to request specific webinar topics for the future, please contact us at programs@researchautism.org or call 703-243-9762.


  •  Free to Participate


  •  Employment
  •  Recorded and Archived


  •  Certificate of Attendance