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Assistant Professor
Calliope Holingue

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Research Interests

psychiatric epidemiology; neurodevelopmental disorders; autism; physical health; gut-brain connection; microbiome; neuroimmune; etiology
Experiences & Accomplishments
US Berkeley
UC Berkeley
I received a BA in Public Health and Molecular Cell Biology and an MPH in Epidemiology/Biostatistics from UC Berkeley. I received my predoctoral training in the Department of Mental Health from JHSPH ('19), after which I completed two years of postdoctoral training at Kennedy Krieger Institute and JHSPH. I am currently faculty at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute with a joint academic appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mental Health at JHSPH.

My research focuses on 1) elucidating the complex interplay between physical and mental health among individuals with neuropsychiatric disorders, with the ultimate goal of improving health in this population, and 2) the roles of gut-related (e.g., microbiome, antibiotics) and immune-related (e.g., infections, autoimmunity) variables in the etiology of neuropsychiatric disorders.
Honors & Awards
Recipient of Gordis Teaching Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, 2019
Paul V. Lemkau Scholarship Fund Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2018
Dr. Ali Kawi Doctoral Scholarship in Mental Health Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2017
Student Assembly Student Recognition Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2016
Public Health Block Grant Award, University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, 2014
Select Publications
Select publications:
  • Holingue, C., Poku, O., Pfeiffer, D., Murray, S., & Fallin, M. D. (2021). Gastrointestinal concerns in children with autism spectrum disorder: A qualitative study of family experiences. Autism, 13623613211062667.
  • Holingue, C., Budavari, A. C., Rodriguez, K. M., Zisman, C. R., Windheim, G., & Fallin, M. D. (2020). Sex Differences in the Gut-Brain Axis: Implications for Mental Health. Current psychiatry reports, 22(12), 1-11.
  • Holingue, C., Brucato, M., Ladd?Acosta, C., Hong, X., Volk, H., Mueller, N. T., ... & Fallin, M. D. (2020). Interaction between Maternal Immune Activation and Antibiotic Use during Pregnancy and Child Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism Research, 13(12), 2230-2241.
  • Zisman, C. R., Patti, M. A., Kalb, L. G., Stapp, E. K., Van Eck, K., Volk, H., & Holingue, C. (2020). Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in Children with a Developmental Disability and Co-occurring Medical Conditions. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 53, 102527.
  • Holingue, C., Newill, C., Lee, L. C., Pasricha, P. J., & Daniele Fallin, M. (2018). Gastrointestinal symptoms in autism spectrum disorder: A review of the literature on ascertainment and prevalence. Autism Research, 11(1), 24-36.