Senior Scientist, Maine Medical Center Research Institute
Director, Center for Psychiatric Research
Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine
Dr. Susan L. Santangelo is a psychiatric and genetic epidemiologist who joined Maine Medical Center and Maine Medical Center Research Institute in 2013 as the Director of the Center for Psychiatric Research. She received her Doctor of Science degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, and previously held positions with Tufts University, New England Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health and the Massachusetts General Hospital, where she directed the Statistical Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory within the Center for Human Genetic Research. She remains on the faculty at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Santangelo has studied the genetics of autism spectrum disorders for over 20 years and that is now the major focus of her work. She is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on the genetics of autism spectrum disorders and her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Alliance for Autism Research, the March of Dimes, Autism Speaks, and the NLM Family Foundation.
Dr. Santangelo is a member of the Autism Working Group and the Cross-Disorder Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC), involving 800+ investigators from over 38 countries, which represents the largest biological experiment in the history of psychiatry.