CHLA Clinical Research Studies

Having volunteers participate in research studies and clinical trials is critical to our research efforts. Thousands of children and families are involved in our patient-centered studies every year. Many of the treatments used today are based on the results of past research studies and clinical trials conducted with our patients. Our scientific and clinical experts take the best ideas from the laboratory -- to the patient -- in the form of promising new treatments.

By searching our study directory, you may identify research that could impact the life of your child or of another child you know. Because the number of available research studies and clinical trials for children nationwide is small, every participant makes a significant contribution.

In addition to enrolling children with certain diseases in order to study treatments and prevention of those diseases, we also need to study healthy children. Ask your child’s doctor about volunteer study options that may be suitable for your child.

Please contact the study staff listed in your search results for more information.

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Study Details - ID: CHLA-21-00071
Health/Science/Disease Category:
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Purpose of Research:
To understand clinical outcomes and enable discovery of the genetic and other etiologies of ASD and related NDDs
Short Name:
Genetics of Autism and other NDDs
Full Title of Study:
Clinical and Molecular Characterization of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Related Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Phase/Type of Study:
Families with a child who has been diagnosed with or is suspected of having an autism spectrum disorder
Time Commitment/Requirements:
2 Visits: One for enrollment and the second for a neuropsychological assessment (both can be done together in one day)
Primary Investigator:
Bridget Fernandez, MD
Coordinator Contact Name:
Karla Paredes Gonzalez
Phone Number:
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