Stelios Georgiades, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, McMaster University & Co-Director, McMaster Autism Research Team (MacART)
Bio: Dr. Stelios Georgiades is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and a Scientist at the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University. His program of research investigates clinical heterogeneity in autism with an emphasis on understanding the factors and mechanisms influencing the developmental trajectories of children and youth on the spectrum. The overarching objective of this research is to generate new knowledge that will lead to more precise, evidence-based diagnostics and interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Dr. Georgiades is the Founder and Co-Director of the McMaster Autism Research Team (MacART), an interdisciplinary collaborative aiming to advance autism care through meaningful research. This includes the Pediatric Autism Research Collaborative (PARC) Project which is bridging the research-to-practice gap by embedding a research protocol within the ASD services clinic at McMaster Children’s Hospital. Dr. Georgiades is Co-lead for the McMaster site for the Pathways in ASD study, a Canada-wide longitudinal study of children and youth with ASD – the largest of its kind and the largest longitudinal ASD study to date. He is also a Co-Principal Investigator for the Province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental (POND) Network, a provincial research program working on improving outcomes for children with neurodevelopmental disorders.