Eric Morrow, M.D., Ph.D.
Position: Scientific Advisory Board Member
Dr. Eric Morrow is a physician-scientist with extensive experience in autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Morrow received his M.D.-Ph.D. from the Harvard Medical School/MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program. He completed his psychiatry training at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and McLean Hospital. Since moving to the Institute for Brain Science at Brown University in 2009, Dr. Morrow has taken an active role in building a multidisciplinary, translational research program in autism research. His laboratory research focus is on normal mechanisms that regulate brain development and on genetic and cellular mechanisms that lead to severe forms of autism. Research in the Morrow lab is based upon an integrated approach involving mouse models, patient-derived stem cells, and clinical investigation in patients. Also at the Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital, Dr. Morrow leads the Rhode Island Collaborative for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART), a statewide, population-based research network. The long-range goals regarding Dr. Morrow’s research are to contribute to the development of innovative medical interventions that will enhance cognitive and adaptive gains in the most difficult-to-treat forms of autism.