External Advisory Committee

The External Advisory Committee (EAC) evaluates IDDRC services and functioning, advises leadership on new or emerging core-related technologies, and recommends ways to improve integration of U54 project and cores. Its members are seasoned scientists in IDD translational research and IDDRC scientific leadership and management. In 2015-16, a family disability advocate and an NICHD representative will be added. The EAC meets annually.

  • Leonard Abbeduto, Ph.D.
    Tsakopoulos-Vismara Endowed Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Director, MIND Institute
    University of California-Davis

  • Margaret Burchinal, Ph.D.
    Senior Scientist
    Director of Data Management Core
    FPG Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

  • Daniel Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D.
    Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Chair in Human Genetics, Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
    Director, Neurogenetics Program
    Director, Center for Autism Research and Treatment
    Co-Director, Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics
    UCLA School of Medicine

  • John Shouse
    Parent and Disability Public Policy Advocate
    Former Chair, VKC Community Advisory Council

  • Timothy Shriver, Ph.D.
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Special Olympics

  • Larry J. Young, Ph.D.
    William P. Timmie Professor of Psychiatry
    Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
    Emory University


IDDRC Leadership