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GCB Affiliate FacultyGCB Faculty l GCB Center Personnel Richard I. Kelley, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Clinical Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Kelley received his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania, where he remained for completion of his MD and PhD degrees. At Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, he undertook training in general pediatrics followed by a fellowship in clinical genetics. He then joined the faculty of the Division of Metabolism at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 1982 before moving to Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins in 1987. Dr. Kelley’s interests lie in biochemical analysis and mass spectrometry, particularly in disorders of cholesterol biosynthesis. Currently, Dr. Kelley serves as the Director of the Clinical Mass Spectrometry Laboratory and the Division of Metabolism at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Paul Lipkin, M.D.
Director, Center for Development and Learning, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Lipkin received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- New Jersey Medical School, receiving his MD in 1981. He received his general pediatric training, focusing on primary care, at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, followed by subspecialty training in Developmental Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University and the Kennedy Krieger Institute. While at Schneider Children’s Hospital in New York following his training, Dr. Lipkin developed a premature infant follow-up program and served as medical director of an early intervention program. Dr. Lipkin is now the Director of the Center for Development and Learning in the Department of Neurology and Developmental Medicine at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Lipkin also directs medical student training at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and is an active member of the teaching faculty for pediatric residents and neurodevelopmental disabilities fellows. Dr. Lipkin currently serves as the Chairman of the Section on Children with Disabilities of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Craig J. Newschaffer, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University
Associate Professor, Departments of Epidemiology and Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Newschaffer attended the Boston University, completing two bachelor’s programs in biology and public relations before obtaining his master’s in Health Policy and Management from the Harward School of Public Health in 1987. Dr. Newschaffer received his PhD in Chronic Disease Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, in 1996. His research interests are in autism and neurodevelopmental disorders, breast cancer, and chronic disease comorbidity. He directs the Johns Hopkins Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Epidemiology. Dr. Newschaffer’s also has a number of active research projects in the molecular epidemiology of breast cancer and works actively with the Epidemiology department's cancer research group.


Curran LK, Newschaffer CJ (2003). Autism: An emerging Public Health problem. Public Health Reports, 118:393-99.

Gurney JA, Fritz MS, Ness KK, Sievers P, Newschaffer CJ, Shapiro E (2003). An analysis of prevalence trends of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Minnesota. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 157: 622-27.

Kaufmann WE, Cooper KL, Mostofsky SH, Capone GT, Kates WR, Newschaffer CJ, Bukelis I, Stump MH, Jann AE, Lanham DC (2003). Specificity of cerebellar vermian abnormalities in autism: A quantitative MRI study. Journal of Child Neurology, 18: 463-70.

Mostofsky SH, Newschaffer CJ, Denckla MB (2003). Overflow movements predict impaired response inhibition in children with ADHD. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 97:1315-31.

Karapurkar T, Lee N, Kresch Curran L, Newschaffer CJ, Yeargin-Allsopp M. The Epidemiology of Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders. In Autism and Developmental Disorders in Children, Gupta VB, (ed.). New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc., 2004. pp17-42.

Newschaffer CJ, Fallin MD, Lee NL (2002). Heritable and non-heritable risk factors for autism spectrum disorders. Epidemiologic Reviews, 24: 137-53.

Bruce Shapiro, M.D.
Vice President of Training, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Associate Director, Leadership Education Excellence in Caring for Children with Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND)
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Shapiro attended Boston University's six-year combined liberal arts and medical sciences program. After graduation in 1972, he undertook postdoctoral training at the Children's Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where he was Chief Resident in Pediatrics, and at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Shapiro’s diverse research interests include identification, assessment, and therapy of Neurodevelopmental disorders. He is Vice President of Training and is an attending physician at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, St. Agnes Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Lynn J. Speedie, Ph.D.
Director, Department of Neuropsychology, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Lynn Speedie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1964 with a Bachelors in Sociology – Social Welfare Services Studies. In 1966, she received her Masters in Counseling Psychology and in 1971 received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, both from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Speedie has been a professor at many different universities across the country including Tulane University, University of Florida, Johns Hopkins Medical School, and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Since 1995, Dr. Speedie has been the Director of the Department of Neuropsychology and Developmental Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Speedie is also a member of the Maryland Psychological Association, International Neuropsychological Society, and the American Psychological Association.

Andrew W. Zimmerman, M.D.
Pediatric Neurologist, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Associate Professor, Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Zimmerman received his AB from Princeton and went to medical school at Columbia University, where he obtained his MD in 1970. While at Columbia, he was awarded the EJ Noble Foundation International Fellowship and the Medical Student Research Award. After training in pediatrics at the University of Michigan, Dr. Zimmerman served as a clinical associate in the Developmental and Metabolic Neurology Branch of NINDS at NIH. He came to Hopkins in 1974 as a fellow in pediatric neurology, and received a Certificate of Excellence in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1977. Dr. Zimmerman’s interests lie in researching the potential link between nervous system disorders, particularly autism, and the immune system. Dr. Zimmerman is currently a Pediatric Neurologist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.