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Clare Harrop, Dara Chan, and Laura Klinger Awarded Grant to Study Social Connections and Suicidal Thoughts in Older Autistic Adults

Clare Harrop, PhD, Dara Chan, ScD, CRC, and Laura Klinger, PhD, are recipients of a National Institute of Mental Health (R21) grant, allowing them to study the associations between social connections and suicidal thoughts and behaviors in older adults with autism. NIMH R21 grants support the early stages of exploratory and developmental research. According to the NIMH, these stud … Read more

Racial Disparities in Hospitalization due to Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions among U.S. Children with Autism

The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has increased dramatically in recent years and affects every race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status; thus, it requires an adequate and integrated system that supports quality primary care and health equity. Hospitalization for ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSCs) has been examined extensively as an indicator of the acces … Read more

2022 DHS Research and Scholarship Report

The 2022 Department of Health Sciences Research and Scholarship Annual Report is now available for public viewing. Learn more about our accomplishments from the past year, including cross-campus collaborations, faculty publications and areas of research focus. View the report:

Clare Harrop

Spectrum Names Dr. Clare Harrop a Top 40 Under 40 Rising Star for Autism Research

Spectrum, the leading source of news and expert opinion on autism research, has named Dr. Clare Harrop, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences, as one of the top 40 Under 40 rising stars for autism research. Harrop is a member of the UNC Autism Center and an Investigator at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. She is affiliated with the Carolina … Read more

Khalilah Johnson (’16 PhD) Receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Equity Scholars for Action Award

Dr. Khalilah Johnson has received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Equity Scholars for Action award. Johnson is an assistant professor in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy in the Department of Allied Health Sciences in the UNC School of Medicine.

Clare Harrop Receives 5-Year NIH Award to Study Sex-Specific Trajectories in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Clare Harrop, Assistant Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, has received a 5-year, $3.28 million R01 award from the NIH (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development) to chart the impact of assigned sex at birth on developmental trajectories in young autistic children. The objective of the project is to characterize how deve … Read more

Hospitalizations for Pediatric Opioid Use Disorders: Exploring Racial Disparities among US regions

Exposure to prescription opioids in the pediatric population is an important public health concern. Opioid hospitalizations among US children and adolescents have doubled in the last decade. There is an urgent need to better characterize the opioid epidemic in all pediatric populations, across different racial groups and regions in the United States. However, research on pediatri … Read more

Nicole Short, PhD

UNC School of Medicine Departments of Allied Health Sciences and Neurology Announce Nicole Short, PhD, as the 2020-2021 Sleep Innovative Research Grant Recipient

 The Departments of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS) Office of Research and Scholarship and Neurology have awarded Nicole Short, an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, with its 2020-2021 Sleep Innovative Research (SIRG) grant.

Disparities in Health Care Access and Utilization of Children during Autism Insurance Reform

The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has increased rapidly in recent years. At the same time, comprehensive ASD insurance reform laws have been enacted through legislation or administrative mandates in most US states since 2006. Legislation targeted toward private insurance was designed to facilitate access to and coverage of integrated medical and behavioral health s … Read more

Clare Harrop

Asking the Right Questions

The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute interviewed Clare Harrop, an assistant professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences to find out what traits are most distinct in childhood? And how do those behaviors and characteristics impact children with autism?