James C. McPartland, Ph.D., is an associate professor of child psychiatry and psychology at the Yale Child Study Center. He is a licensed child psychologist and director of the Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic. He is director of Undergraduate Studies at the Child Study Center and teaches an undergraduate seminar on autism spectrum disorder.
McPartland’s research investigates the brain bases of neurodevelopmental disorders to develop biologically based tools for detection and treatment. He is the Principal Investigator of the Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials, a nationwide effort to identify biomarkers to support intervention research in ASD.
McPartland has received numerous awards and published five books and 90 scholarly works on autism and related topics. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disability and is an associate editor for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. He has served on the executive committee of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and currently serves on the board of the International Society for Autism Research.