Dr. Jennifer Pinto-Martin
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
• Director, Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology
• She is the lead researcher for the Study to Explore Early Development, a five-year research study to identify the risk factors for autism spectrum disorders and narrow the possible causes for autism including factors like genetics and environment.
• Her research investigates increase in cases of autism and long-term effects of neo-natal brain injury in low birth-weight infants.