As a clinician scientist, my vision is to bridge and integrate multi-level biological-cognitive-psychological-social research and clinical services. My clinical interests are in the risk and resilience processes across the lifespan in individuals with atypical social, cognitive and affective development (e.g., the autism spectrum, ADHD, anxiety and mood disorders) and children and youths with medical illness, as well as how sex/gender modulates these processes. My current research investigates cognitive and neuro/biological bases of autism and associated neurodevelopmental conditions, and their emerging comorbidities across the lifespan. A particular focus is on females with autism and the complex relationships between autism and sexual differentiation, gender socialization, and sex/gender differences. I am also interested in mind-brain-body interactions, psychiatric nosology (especially in clarifying the vast heterogeneity in psychiatric conditions) and cross-discipline integration.