Collaborating Implementation Site Director, EEG Workgroup Co-Director
Shafali Jeste, MD is Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Neurology at UCLA. She is a behavioral child neurologist with clinical expertise in neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly autism spectrum disorders (ASD). As the director of the neurophysiology core of the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART), funded in part by an NICHD Autism Center of Excellence (ACE), her research focuses on the use of high-density, resting state, and event-related EEG to define clinical subtypes and early predictors of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID) in infants and young children. She closely collaborates with several intervention studies in CART, integrating EEG biomarkers with clinical profiles to inform treatment targets and predictors of outcome. She serves as an investigator on an ongoing NIMH ACE Network study, investigating gender differences in ASD using EEG and behavioral measures. Dr. Jeste also serves as the PI of a multi-disciplinary research program focused on the investigation of neurogenetic syndromes associated with ASD and ID, with an ongoing prospective study of development in infants with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (funded by the Department of Defense) and a cohort study of social communication function in children with Dup15q syndrome.
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