Kevin Pelphrey

Carbonell Family Professor and Director, Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute, George Washington University and Children’s National Health System

Kevin Pelphrey is Carbonell Family Professor and director of the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute at George Washington University and Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C. He investigates how neurodevelopmental conditions manifest in the brain, as a step toward developing tools for detecting, stratifying and treating these conditions.

January 2017
Illustration by Pep Boatella
Opinion / Columnists / Life Science

Technology can curb social exclusion of children with autism

by  /  10 January 2017

Apps, robots and brain imaging can help children with autism improve their social skills and connect with other people.

August 2016
Illustration by Peter Horvath
Opinion / Columnists / Life Science

Reckless report exaggerates flaws in brain scan software

by  /  16 August 2016

A bug in brain imaging software casts doubt on the results of some autism studies, but it’s way too soon to write off the powerful imaging technique.

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May 2016
Service with a smile: At the Citrus Diner in Virginia Beach, the staff turns down the music when Kevin Pelphrey and his daughter, Frances, arrive for breakfast.
Annie Pelphrey
Opinion / Viewpoint

How dining out with my daughter inspired my autism studies

by  /  12 May 2016

Restaurants can be stressful for my daughter Frances, who has autism, but her difficulties led me to try to better understand and treat her type of situational anxiety.

December 2012
Opinion / Viewpoint

Perspective: Brain scans need a rethink

by ,  /  6 December 2012

Head movement can bias brain imaging results, undermining a leading theory on the cause of autism, say Ben Deen and Kevin Pelphrey.

April 2012
Opinion / Viewpoint

In defense of childhood disintegrative disorder

by ,  /  3 April 2012

Childhood disintegrative disorder represents a distinct entity within the autism spectrum and it should remain a separate diagnostic category, says Kevin Pelphrey.


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