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Building Bridges: Closing the Early Intervention Gap in Autism – Local and Global Perspectives


Lauren Franz, MBChB, MPH

At Duke University, Dr Franz is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Global Health. She is Interim Director of the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development, an interdisciplinary research and clinical center serving autistic individuals and their families. Dr Franz is a Board-Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, and her research focuses on improving access to evidence-based autism services in the United States and globally. Dr Franz has served as PI, co-PI, and co-I on NIH funded grants, and has experience in administration of and research including developmental assessments and evidence-based early autism intervention. Link to join:


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