Autism Pre-Symptomatic Prevention

Gabriel Dichter, Ph.D.

UNC Department of Psychiatry

Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Clinical Affective Neuroscience Lab

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) impacts the functioning of brain regions that process social information.

Dr. Dichter’s Foundation of Hope funded research has used behavioral econometrics, eyetracking, electrophysiology, and functional brain imaging to investigate neurobiological mechanisms, inflammatory pathways, and treatment response in ASD.

This work has tremendous potential for pre-symptomatic prevention in children at risk, as well as the development of early interventions.