About Martha Herbert

Martha Herbert

Dr. Martha Herbert, a pediatric neurologist and neuroscientist and a brain development researcher, was awarded with the first Cure Autism Now Innovator Award. She also served on the Scientific Advisory Committee of Autism Speaks for five years. Prior to receiving her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Herbert earned a Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness Program at University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr. Herbert’s focus in autism research centers around the idea of where autism fits into the larger scheme of things. She describes autism as a process of brain changes and not something that someone is born with. Dr. Herbert is also a writer and a public speaker and she shares her research through numerous publications, books, and speeches.