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. 


Ashley Darcy-Mahoney

Associate Professor, GW School of Nursing & Director of Infant Research, Interim Director

Chung Hyuk Park

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

Gregory Wallace

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


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

Roy Richard Grinker

Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, George Washington University

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

Sarah Shomstein

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, George Washington University

Francys Subiaul

Cognitive Scientist and Associate Professor, George Washington University