Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who uses molecular and translational neuroscience research tools to pursue new treatments for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). His molecular neuroscience laboratory at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute focuses on genetic mouse models with changes in social or repetitive behavior. His clinical/translational research program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Center for Autism and the Developing Brain studies potential treatments for ASD and related genetic syndromes.
Veenstra-VanderWeele serves as an associate editor of Autism Research, the Journal of the International Society for Autism Research. He also co-chairs the Autism and Intellectual Disability Committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. His work has garnered multiple awards, including the Blanche Ittelson Award for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association.