Leadership Bios

Joseph Piven

Joseph Piven, MD

Co-Lead Principal Investigator

Thomas E. Castelloe Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology; Director, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Piven is a child/adolescent psychiatrist specializing in the clinical care of individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. His research has emphasized interdisciplinary collaborations in imaging (MRI/DTI) and behavioral-family and molecular genetics studies aimed at elucidating the pathogenesis of autistic syndromes. He has been the principal investigator of two large-scale research centers on autism—an NIH STAART Center and NIH ACE Network; as well as an NICHDfunded P30 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center and a T32 post-doctoral research training grant. He is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the new Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Springer, 2009).