Photo Credit: Matt Beckwith

Photo Credit: Matt Beckwith

The Spread of Autism Diagnosis

This project studies the impact of diffusion of knowledge on the increasing prevalence of autism by building a large-scale, empirically calibrated simulation model of the social and interaction networks of parents.


National Institutes of Health

Full Title

The Spread of Autism Diagnosis through Spatially Embedded Social Networks

Project Dates

January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2015

Principal Investigators

Peter Bearman (Sociology, Columbia University) 
Ka-Yuet Liu (Sociology, UCLA)