Wednesday, October 17, 2018

<em>Dr. Thomas Frazier</em> - Scientific Advisory Board

Dr Thomas Frazier: PTEN FoundationDr. Thomas Frazier is a licensed clinical psychologist who received his B.S. in psychology from John Carroll University in 1997 and his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 2004. After one year as a visiting assistant professor at John Carroll University, he joined Cleveland Clinic and until recently was the director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. On April 1, Dr. Frazier joined Autism Speaks as Chief Science Officer.

Dr. Frazier’s clinical interests include diagnostic evaluation as well the use of intensive behavioral intervention to improve functional outcomes for individuals with autism. In 2008, he re-trained in the leadership of translational science teams. Since that time, his research has focused on two areas:

  1. improving early identification through the development of objective markers of autism using remote eye gaze tracking
  2. translational studies of a genetic sub-group of autism associated with PTEN mutations

Dr. Frazier is also the father of a 13-year old son with autism. At Autism Speaks, Dr. Frazier oversees the science portfolio and hopes to continue the excellent tradition of funding the most innovative and impactful autism research that can ultimately enhance the lives of people with autism.

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