Rebecca Landa, PhD, CCC-SLP, is the founder and director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. She is also a professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Landa earned her master’s degree at the Pennsylvania State University and her doctorate at the University of Washington. She completed post-doctoral training in psychiatric genetics at Johns Hopkins. She is the recipient of the NIMH Shannon Award for excellent and innovative research, as well as the Rita Rudel Prize for Developmental Neuropsychology.
Dr. Landa is a both a researcher and speech-language pathologist. She has practiced in the public schools, university clinics and hospital settings. Dr. Landa has consulted with schools and families on an international level to establish state-of-the-science educational programming for children with autism spectrum disorders. Her research focuses on neuropsychological, learning and communication process in autism across the lifespan, with a special interest in early detection and intervention.
Dr. Landa and her husband have two grown children. Learn more about her work by visiting www.kennedykrieger.org.