Dr. Eric Fombonne

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Dr. Eric Fombonne

Dr. Eric Fombonne trained in child and adolescent psychiatry in France. He held appointments as clinical scientist at the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM, France), as Senior Lecturer and Reader at the Institute of Psychiatry and Maudsley Hospital, King’s College London, UK (1993-2001), as tenured Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University (Canada), Head of the Division of Child Psychiatry and Canada Research Chair in Child Psychiatry (2001-2012).  In September 2012, he joined the Departments of Psychiatry & Pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon (USA), and is now Director of Autism Research at the Institute on Development and Disability. He has a long experience of clinical work with children with autism and their families. His research on neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders, encompass clinical/longitudinal, population-based epidemiological studies in international settings, studies of risk factors and especially of vaccine exposure, clinical trials, and genetic studies. He has published over 340 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 40 chapters in books. He is past Associate Editor of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (JADD; 1994-2004); he is currently Joint Editor of Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (JCPP; 2016-current) and is on the editorial board of several other journals in the field of autism and child psychiatry.

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JCPP Editorial: Volume 61, Issue 07, July 2020 “Camouflage and autism” by Eric Fombonne

JCPP Editorial: Volume 60, Issue 07, July 2019 “The passage of time” by  Eric Fombonne

JCPP Editorial: Volume 59, Issue 07, July 2018 “The rising prevalence of autism” by Eric Fombonne

JCPP Editorial: Volume 57, Issue 11, November 2016 “Isolating the essential difference – The importance of choosing the right type and sufficient numbers of controls in research on neurodevelopmental disorders and mental health conditions” by Eric Fombonne

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