Leadership Bios

John Constantino

John N. Constantino, MD (Former PI)

Former Lead Principal Investigator

Blanche F. Ittleson Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Director, William Greenleaf Eliot Division of Child Psychiatry
Director, NICHD Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
Psychiatrist-In-Chief, St Louis Children’s Hospital

Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis

Dr. Constantino specializes in disorders of social development in children (infancy through early adulthood). His research interests include: genetic and environmental influences on childhood social development; genetics of autism spectrum disorders; prevention of child maltreatment and its consequences; and intergenerational transmission of attachment. His scientific team has pioneered quantitative methods for elucidating putative behavioral and neurodevelopmental endophenotypes that predict autism recurrence in families, and methods for rapid behavioral phenotyping.