Meet the Team

The Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute (ANDI) connects numerous faculty throughout the George Washington University (GW) and other prominent universities and institutions. ANDI aims to expand the lines of inquiry and generate knowledge about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) across departments and disciplines. 

Core Team

Ashley Darcy-Mahoney

Assistant Professor, GW School of Nursing & Director of Infant Research

Jennifer Frey

Assistant Professor of Special Education and Disability Studies, GW Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Chynna Golding

Research Assistant

Allison Jack

Assistant Research Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Chung-Hyuk Park

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, GW School of Engineering and Applied Science

Kevin Pelphrey

Carbonell Family Professor; Director of Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute

Melinda C. Power

Assistant Professor of Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Milken Institute School of Public Health

Jacquelyne Pryor

Fiscal Coordinator for Research, School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Gabriela Rosenblau

Postdoctoral Associate, Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute

Nikita Shah

Research Assistant

Gregory Wallace

Assistant Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, GW Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Colin Weiss

Research Assistant

Yung-Jui (Daniel) Yang

Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Neuropsychology, Children’s National Medical Center

Affiliated Faculty

Diana L. Burley

Professor of Human and Organizational Learning, Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Joshua Corbin

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology and Physiology, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Michael Crowley

Assistant Professor, Yale Child Study Center

Roy Richard Grinker

Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, George Washington University

Abha R. Gupta

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine

Valerie Hu

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Lauren Kenworthy

Associate Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry, George Washington University School of Medicine; Director of the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children’s National Medical Center

Brandon Kohrt

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Olga Acosta Price

Associate Professor of Prevention and Community Health, GW Milken Institute School of Public Health

Denis Sukhodolsky

Associate Professor, Yale Child Study Center

Beth D. Tuckwiller

Assistant Professor of Special Education and Disability Studies

Pamela Ventola

Assistant Professor, Yale Child Study Center