the HCP


The Human Clinical Phenotyping Core (HCP) is part of the Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, with the ultimate purpose of facilitating human research on intellectual and developmental disabilities in a cost-effective manner.








  • To provide sophisticated phenotyping of participants for RFK-IDDRC investigators, including evaluations of cognition, language, behavior and clinical diagnosis, all performed by our highly qualified clinicians

  • To facilitate diversity in research by recruiting from the local Bronx community

  • To maintain an extensive research-participant database (currently containing over

        1700 participants) to service important IDD research endeavors

  • To develop cutting-edge measures of IDD-relevant phenotypes, such as repetitive

        movements and multisensory processing


  Resources and Services

  • Internet-accessible deidentified participant registry database

  • Participant recruitment

  • Research-grade clinical diagnosis

  • Neuropsychological testing

  • Evaluation of peripheral and central auditory processing

  • Collection of biosamples

  • Assistance with IRB applications for studies involving children

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