Adriana Di Martino is Leon Levy Assistant Professor at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center School where she serves as Research Director of the ASD Research and Clinical Program. Dr. Di Martino has a long-standing interest in understanding the neurobiology of neurodevelopmental disorders with a long-term goal of guiding treatments. She has served as investigator of multiple projects involving brain imaging focused on autism, ADHD and related neurodevelopmental disorders. She has been at the forefront of innovative research approaches and has co-founded the Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange (ABIDE) initiative. ABIDE is an open science collaborative effort that has provided over 2000 resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data along with corresponding structural MRI and phenotypic information of individuals with autism and typical controls. These datasets, aggregated over 23 international sites, have been released to the scientific community to accelerate the pace of discovery and setting the stage for the next generation of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research. This unprecedented initiative has already moved the filed out of the traditional silos of single site research and has fostered new discovered on the brain organization of individuals with ASD. 

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