Susan Hyman, M.D.
Position: Scientific Advisory Board Member
Dr. Hyman is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental & Behavioral Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center School of Medicine and Dentistry. She has more than three decades of experience treating and researching autism spectrum disorders. The former chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics committee on autism, she has acted as a spokesperson for the organization on a variety of autism-related issues. Dr. Hyman’s research interests focus on comparing ASD to other developmental conditions, and investigating the role of diet and nutrition in autism. In collaboration with the Autism Treatment Network (ATN), Dr. Hyman’s research team is examining sleep, GI, and other medical comorbidities associated with autism. She is well-versed in current research of the genetic and potential environmental causes of autism and of the important role of parents in treating children.