Maureen Durkin, PhD, DrPH

Waisman Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705-2280
 
Phone: 608-263-7507
Email: mdurkin@wisc.edu
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Last Updated: December 09, 2016

Maureen Durkin
 

Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: WI Surveillance of Autism & Other DD
 
Discipline(s): Public Health
Epidemiology
Population Health Sciences
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Research: Maureen's research interests include the epidemiology and prevention of developmental disabilities and pediatric injuries, and perinatal antecedents of neurodevelopmental disorders. She has developed methods for population-based surveillance of developmental disabilities and of childhood injuries, and has directed international studies of the prevalence and causes of neurodevelopmental disabilities in low income countries. She also directed a cohort study of neuropsychological outcomes of neonatal brain injuries associated with preterm birth, and is currently Co-Principal Investigator for the National Children's Study Waukesha County Vanguard Center, Principal Investigator of the Wisconsin Surveillance of Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities System, a member of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention?s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, and Principal Investigator on a study of neurodevelopmental outcomes of 2-Methylbutyryl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency in Hmong-Americans.

Vita/Bio

Maureen Durkin is an epidemiologist, Waisman Center investigator, Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences, and Affiliate of the Wisconsin Public Health and Health Policy Institute and the Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her undergraduate degree in Asian studies and PhD in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her MPH and DrPH degrees in epidemiology from Columbia University. Her research interests include the epidemiology and prevention of developmental disabilities and pediatric injuries, and perinatal antecedents of neurodevelopmental disorders. She has developed methods for population-based surveillance of developmental disabilities and of childhood injuries, and has directed international studies of the prevalence and causes of neurodevelopmental disabilities in low income countries. She also directed a cohort study of neuropsychological outcomes of neonatal brain injuries associated with preterm birth, and is currently Co-Principal Investigator for the National Children's Study Waukesha County Vanguard Center, Principal Investigator of the Wisconsin Surveillance of Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities System, a member of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, and Principal Investigator on a study of neurodevelopmental outcomes of 2-Methylbutyryl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency in Hmong-Americans.