Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Program

For Patients

Our program currently offers multiple opportunities to participate in clinical trials based research. 
Clinical trials are prospective treatment, therapy or device-based research protocols for human subjects that are designed to answer specific questions about biomedical or behavioral interventions, in order to generate safety and efficacy data.  By taking part in clinical trials, participants can not only play a more active role in their own health care, but they can also access new treatments and help others by contributing to medical research.

Our clinical trials often include:

  • No cost comprehensive "gold-standard" diagnostic and cognitive assessments 
  • Compensation for participation

We currently have trials for the following populations:

  • children, adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder;  
  • children with Prader-Willi Syndrome;  
  • adults with PTSD;  
  • adults with treatment resistant Depression.   
We encourage you to contact us even if there is not a study that you can currently participate in, as we can follow up with you as soon as new studies begin.  

Detailed descriptions of our current projects are under the ‘research’ tab. If you or your child are interested participating in one of our studies, please contact Ellen Doernberg at 718-920-6483 or 


For Investigators

We invite you to learn more about our studies to broaden opportunities for collaboration. 

If you are an investigator and wish to learn more about opportunities to work with us, please email our Research Associate, Casara Jean Ferretti at or call 718-920-2910.  


News and Events

The National Autism Conference 2016 at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center will be May 24th.

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Contact Us

Department of Psychiatry
3444 Kossuth Avenue, 1st Floor
Bronx, NY 10467
Tel: 718-920-6483
Fax: 718-882-4735  
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