Pat Levitt

  • Provost Professor of Neuroscience, Psychiatry and Pharmacy
  • Keck School of Medicine of USC
Office: (323) 361‑7868

Expertise Summary

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


  • 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