Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
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Kruti Acharya’s publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database
My main research interest focuses on genetic testing and screening for intellectual disability (ID) such as mental retardation. Taking Fragile X as a model condition, we investigate the ethics and policy implications of testing for ID under various circumstances across the lifespan: in the newborn period as part of population screening, in childhood as part of symptomatic testing and in the adult onset Parkinson-like syndrome and premature ovarian failure.
Another area of research interest is health care transitions of individuals with ID from pediatric health care to internal medicine. We are currently working on a project studying internists’ attitudes towards caring for adults with ID and the impact of an ID diagnosis on clinical practice and the decision making process in the doctor-patient relationship