Kristen Lyall, ScD

Associate Professor | Drexel University

Kristen Lyall’s research seeks to identify and understand modifiable factors involved in the development of autism and related outcomes, in order to better understand neurodevelopment.

Her work focuses on parental factors, prenatal exposure to environmental chemicals, and maternal dietary factors, as well as interactions between these factors, and their relationship to autism and other neurodevelopmental outcomes. She also studies underlying traits, defined according to continuous, quantitative measures, that relate to neurodevelopmental diagnoses, as an additional way to improve understanding of the autism phenotype.

Dr. Lyall leads and is involved in several large and collaborative studies addressing the epidemiology of autism and other child health outcomes.

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