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Welcome to the Neurodiversity and Personalized Health Lab

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Research Focus:

Dr. Kushki's research focuses on advancing personalized health for children with neurodevelopmental differences and disabilities. This is an approach to care where interventions and accommodations are informed by each individual’s biology and environmental context. Our existing diagnostic labels for neurodevelopment conditions, including autism and ADHD, are broad and encompass diverse sets of biologies, phenotypes, and experiences of distress. These labels lack precision to guide interventions and care suited to an individual’s uniqueness. In this context, our work includes using data science to understand individual biological and environmental characteristics that drive trajectories, responses to interventions, and long-term outcomes.

Characterizing Autism

Our team

Meet the staff and students


Dr. Azadeh Kushki's research focuses on development of novel pattern recognition and machine learning techniques for analysis of biological and behavioural data in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related neurodevelopmental conditions. The goal of this research is to improve our understanding of the neurobiological correlates ASD, and better characterize the variability in the spectrum.

Dr. Kushki also designs technologies that improve the quality of life and care for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), respect the uniqueness of children with ASD, and make evidence-based treatments accessible to a larger and more diverse population.


Research Staff

  • Tithi Paul, Research Coordinator
  • Harshit Bokadia, Research Engineer
  • Julia Carbone, Research Assistant
  • Aleena Walji, Project Coordinator

Current Trainees

  • Marlee Vandewouw, PhD Candidate
  • Younes Sadat-Nejad, PhD Candidate
  • Eric Wan, PhD Candidate
  • Azadeh Aghamohammadi Sereshki, MASc Candidate
  • Sara Alatrash, MASc Candidate

Below are some of our publications.

Find more of our published work with Dr. Kushki on Google Scholar.

* denotes trainees.