Rujuta B. Wilson, M.D.
Director of Research
Dr. Rujuta B. Wilson is a behavioral child neurologist specializing in autism spectrum disorders and related neurodevelopmental disorders. She is an Assistant Professor in Pediatric Neurology and Psychiatry at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART). Dr. Wilson is the Director of Research for the UCLA UCEDD. Dr. Wilson's NIH funded research is focused on developing quantitative methods of motor phenotyping in order to improve characterization of motor development, better understand how specific motor impairments can impact cognition and language, and develop more targeted interventions for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Wilson’s work also extends to measuring the physical and behavioral benefits of organized physical activity for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. She works with community based organized sports programs to improve coaching education on neurodevelopmental disabilities and help measure motor and behavioral outcomes of these programs. Dr. Wilson is Vice Chair of the United States Tennis Association Sports Science Committee and an invited member of the American Academy of Neurology Education Committee, and Chair of the Child Neurology Society Leadership, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Dr. Wilson clinically sees patients in the UCLA Child and Adolescent Neurodevelopmental Clinic and the Care and Research in Neurogenetics Clinic. Dr. Wilson has been selected as a Los Angeles Times Super Doctor, Southern California Rising Stars, and as a Los Angeles Magazine L.A. Top Doctor.