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


ICI investigators are part of 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 creates 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 also explores 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) is the data repository and helps manage the network. AUCD’s broad membership network 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.

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


Jennifer A Hall-Lande :: Research Associate


Lynda Lahti Anderson :: Research Associate

Jessica J Simacek :: Director, TeleOutreach Center


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