Sally J. Rogers is a developmental psychologist and a Professor of Psychiatry at the M.I.N.D. Institute, University of California Davis . She is the principal investigator of several autism research projects, including one of the ten NIH/NICHD funded Collaborative Programs of Autism Research (CPEA): "Definition and Development of the Phenotype in Autism" and an interdisciplinary postdoctoral training grant for autism researchers. She is a recipient of a newly funded ACE Network project examining effects of early intervention in toddlers with autism. She is on the executive board of the International Society for Autism Research and recently completed her two year term as president. She is one of the editors of a new journal, Autism Research.