Interdisciplinary Research Projects

Gadomski Foundation - Collaborative Autism Research Grants

Year 1 (2015-2016)

Project 1
Sleep and Daytime Behaviors in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Co-PIs
Matthew Brodhead1
A.J. Schwichtenberg2

Graduate Student Researcher
Emily Abel2

1Department of Educational Studies
2Department of Human Development and Family Studies


Project 2
Development of Eye-Tracking Technology for Behavior Assessment of the Mouse Model of Fragile X Syndrome

Co-PIs
Alexander A.Chubykin1
Brandon Keehn2

1Department of Biological Sciences
2Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences


Project 3
Preference Assessment for Animals in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Co-PIs
Matthew Brodhead1
Marguerite O’Haire2

1Department of Educational Studies
2Department of Comparative Pathobiology


Project 4a
Video-Based Heart Rate Estimates in Children with and without Autism

Co-PIs
A.J. Schwichtenberg1
Marguerite O’Haire2

Graduate Student Researchers
Jeehyun Choe3
Dahjung Chung3

1Department of Human Development and Family Studies
2Department of Comparative Pathobiology
3School of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Project 4b
Behavioral and Physiological Correlates of Video-Based Heart Rate Estimates in Children with Autism

Co-PIs
Marguerite O’Haire1
A.J. Schwichtenberg2

1Department of Comparative Pathobiology
2Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Year 2 (2016-2017)

Project 1
Development of Purdue Autism Cluster Summer Camp

Co-PIs
Brandon Keehn1, 2
Emily Studebaker1

Non-Cluster Co-Is
Tamar Greenwell1
Rebecca McNally Keehn1, 3

1Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
2Department of Psychological Sciences
3Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics


Project 2
Regional GABA Variations in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Novel 3D Multi-Voxel MRS Investigation

Co-PIs
Ulrike Dydak 1,2
Brandon Keehn 3,4

1School of Health Sciences
2Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
3Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
4Department of Psychological Sciences


Project 3
Measuring Electrodermal Activity in Children with Autism: Data Processing Platform

Co-PIs
A.J. Schwichtenberg1
Marguerite O’Haire2

Affiliated Faculty
Denny Yu3

Affiliated Graduate Student
Monika Tomar3

1 Department of Human Development and Family Studies
2 Department of Comparative Pathobiology
3 Department of Industrial Engineering


Project 4
Acoustic Properties of Vocalizations in Infants at Elevated Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Co-PIs                                                                                               
Bridgette Tonnsen1
Amanda Seidl2
Lisa Goffman2

Graduate Student Trainee
Lisa Rague1

1Department of Psychological Sciences
2Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences