About us

Who we are

The Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) is a collaborative among the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN), the Network Coordinating Center (NCC) at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Federal Partner and Funder 

The AIR-P is made possible through funding from the Autism CARES Act of 2014 and by coopera­tive agreement UA3 MC 11054 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Research Program. To learn more about the CAA and this competitive grant process, please visit www.mchb.hrsa.gov.

Meet our AIR-P Leaders

The Network Coordinating Center (NCC) at MGHfC

The Principal Investigator for the AIR-P is Karen A. Kuhlthau, PhD. Dr. Kuhlthau is a social scientist with substantial research experience in ASD and other childhood chronic conditions. She directs the NCC at MGHfC with support from Dr. James M. Perrin, a pediatric generalist with much clinical and research expertise and AIR-P PI for the past 6 years, and Dr. Daniel L. Coury, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician with strong clinical trials and ASD experience. Dr. Coury serves as the medical director for the NCC and in his role, he helps set the vision for the ATN, leads guideline development and implementation of the network's quality improvement (QI) initiatives.

Karen Kuhlthau
Karen A. Kuhlthau, PhD
Principal Investigator
Daniel Coury
Daniel L. Coury, MD
Medical Director
James Perrin
James M. Perrin, MD
Brian Winklosky
Brian Winklosky, MPA
Research Manager

Justin Farmer
Clinical Research Coordinator

Lucy Fell
Clinical Research Coordinator

The Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN)

The ATN is a ground-breaking network of hospitals, physicians, researchers, and families at ATN centers across the United States and Canada working together to develop the most effective ap­proach to medical care for children and adolescents affected by autism. The ATN seeks to develop and promote consistent, high-quality medical care by teams of healthcare professionals who under­stand autism spectrum disorders. The network and collaborative structure of the ATN serves as the AIR-P.

Donna Murray
Donna Murray, PhD
VP of Science
Angie Fedele
Angie Fedele
Director of Operations,
Clinical Programs