Alycia Halladay, Autism Science Foundation

TITLE:  Chief Science Officer

FOCUS AREAS: Autism Research

CONTACT:  914-810-9100; ahalladay@autismsciencefoundation.org

PROFILE: Alycia Halladay, Ph.D. was named chief science officer of the foundation in August 2014. Upon her hiring, a press release shared the following information about her backround.

Halladay previously served as the Senior Director of Clinical and Environmental Sciences and Interim Head of the Etiology Portfolio at Autism Speaks. Prior to joining Autism Speaks, she was Associate Director for Research at the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR).  While at NAAR and Autism Speaks, she worked across all areas of autism science, directing or managing portfolios relating to risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of ASDs.  In addition, she led activities relating to family services, communications, awareness, and advocacy.   She has a Ph.D. in psychology and behavioral neuroscience from Rutgers University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the department of pharmacology and toxicology at Rutgers where she later joined as faculty and currently holds an adjunct position. She has participated as a guest editor for a number of journals including Neurotoxicology, Autism Research, Brain Research and Gastroenterology and has served on grant review panels for the CDC and the NJ Governor’s Council for ASD.

According to Halladay’s foundation bio:

Alycia Halladay is the Chief Science Officer at the Autism Science Foundation. She oversees the science programs and portfolio of ASF. She previously served as Senior Director of Environmental and Clinical Sciences at Autism Speaks. She holds a PhD in psychology from Rutgers University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in pharmacology and toxicology at Rutgers University.