Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who uses molecular and translational neuroscience research tools in the pursuit of 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 abnormal social or repetitive behavior. His clinical/translational research program at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Center for Autism and the Developing Brain studies potential treatments in 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 Developmental Brain Disorders Study Section for the National Institutes of Health. His work has garnered multiple awards, including the George Tarjan Award for Contributions in Developmental Disabilities from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.