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Lisa Croen, PhD, is the scientific lead for the KPRB Pregnancy Cohort. She is a senior research scientist at the Division of Research (DOR), Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC), and the director of the Kaiser Permanente Autism Research Program. Her research interests include the epidemiology of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, environmental exposures and gene/environment interaction, and adverse perinatal outcomes. Currently, Dr. Croen leads several NIH-funded research studies, including the Early Markers for Autism study (EMA); An ASD Enriched Risk (ASD-ER) ECHO cohort; Early Life Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Child Growth, Adiposity, and Neurodevelopment (ELEGANT) ECHO cohort; and Prenatal SSRI Exposure, Maternal and Child Genotype, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. In collaboration with clinical colleagues, she is conducting a mixed methods study to evaluate autism treatments at KPNC, and investigating health status and healthcare utilization of adolescents and adults with autism. Dr. Croen received her master’s degree in public health and her doctorate in epidemiology, both from the University of California, Berkeley.

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