Rujuta Wilson is a behavioral child neurologist specializing in autism spectrum disorder and related neurodevelopmental conditions. She is an assistant professor in pediatric neurology and psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) David Geffen School of Medicine and the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART). She leads the motor phenotyping core at UCLA CART.
Wilson’s NIH-funded research is focused on developing quantitative methods of motor phenotyping in order to improve characterization of motor development, better understand how specific motor impairments can impact cognition and language, and develop more targeted interventions for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Her work also extends to measuring the physical and behavioral benefits of organized physical activity for children with these conditions.
Wilson is an invited member of the United States Tennis Association Adaptive Committee and the American Academy of Neurology Education Committee.