Edward S. (Ted) Brodkin, M.D., Co-Director of ASPE, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Adult Autism Spectrum Program at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Brodkin has more than 20 years of experience in clinical work and clinical research on autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as well as in fundamental research on the genomics and neurobiology of social behavior development. He has numerous publications on genetic mouse models relevant to ASD. He is principal investigator of an NIMH-funded project to develop a novel cognitive-behavioral treatment program to improve social functioning in adults with ASD. Dr. Brodkin will add expertise in the human phenotypes of ASD, quantitative phenotypes for genomic studies, translational biology, and treatment development.