Dr. Hutman is an adjunct assistant professor in Psychiatry, a clinical and developmental psychologist, specializing in autism, social emotional and social cognitive development. He received his bachelor's degree and a master's degree in Modern Thought & Literature from Stanford University. He received his doctorate in psychology from UCLA in 2007. He is currently conducting longitudinal research with infant siblings of children with autism as part of the NIH/NICHD-funded Autism Center of Excellence at the UCLA Center for Autism Research & Treatment and with a career-development award from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). This research integrates behavioral, eye-tracking, electrophysiological, neuro-imaging, and genetic methodologies to characterize autism during infancy and, thereby, to improve efforts to screen infants for autism.
Dr. Hutman's research has also been supported by the Friends of the Semel Institute, the Mattel Corporation, the UCLA Clinical Translational Science Insitute, the UCLA Department of Psychology, the UCLA Graduate Division (Dissertation Year Fellowship), the FPR/UCLA Center for Culture, Brain & Development (Pre-Doctoral Fellowship), the UCLA Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Research Center (T32 Post-Doctoral Fellowship), and the UCLA Center for Autism Research & Treatment.