Professor, University of California, Davis
Judith Van de Water is professor of internal medicine at the University of California, Davis and director of the UC Davis Center for Children’s Environmental Health.
Understanding the interactions between the placenta and the uterine lining could explain how maternal immune activation leads to autism.
A New York Times opinion column on 25 August suggested that at least some cases of autism could be considered inflammatory disorders. But this theory is still in its infancy.