Pat Levitt

Expert in child and brain development, including genetic disorders like autism and Down Syndrome, and drug abuse during pregnancy

Provost Professor of Neuroscience, Psychiatry and Pharmacy

Keck School of Medicine of USC


  • early injury and its effect on brain development
  • genetics and autism spectrum disorders
  • environmental factors of childhood disorders
  • autism, Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome
  • public policy of child and brain development
  • drug exposure during pregnancy and effect on fetus
  • health policy related to pregnant women and drug abuse

Additional Information

  • Member, Society for Neuroscience, American Cell Biology Society
  • Elected Fellow, AAAS
  • McKnight Scholar Award
  • NIH MERIT Award

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