Autism Intervention Research Network On Physical Health (AIR-P)

Description

ICI investigators have joined a national research network formed to improve the physical health and well-being of children and adults with autism. The multidisciplinary team, called the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health, is led by University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). It will create interventional studies and other research on autism as it intersects with overall healthcare access and quality, primary care utilization, physical activity, stress, sleep, substance abuse, sexual health, neurological issues, and genetics, among others. The project will also explore disparities in healthcare among women and people from underserved or vulnerable populations.

ICI is among 15 collaborating organizations and seven research nodes participating in the network. The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) will serve as the data repository and will help manage the network. AUCD’s broad membership network will also serve as collaborators, and UCLA’s Alice Kuo, a professor of internal medicine and pediatrics, is the project director. Jennifer Hall-Lande is the principal investigator on the project for ICI.

The network's research requires review, feedback, and approval from a self-advocate and family review committee to ensure that all network research directly benefits people with autism.

Contact
Jennifer A Hall-Lande, Lynda L Lahti Anderson, Jessica J Simacek
Director
Jennifer A Hall-Lande
Funder
Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subcontract from
University of California, Los Angeles
Collaborators
University of California, Los Angeles
Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Staff

Jennifer A Hall-Lande :: Researcher


Staff

Lynda L Lahti Anderson :: Researcher VI


Jessica J Simacek :: Research Manager


Topics

  • Culture and diversity
    • Other cultural groups
    • Specific disability
      • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

      Activities

      • Research