Piyadasa Kodituwakku was recently appointed to the position of Clinical Neuropsycologist in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

Kodituwakku will provide clinical service to children with developmental disabilities through the Indian Children's Program and the Southwest Autism Network at the UNM Center for Development and Disability.  His primary clinical interests include defining cognitive, social and emotional difficulties associated with neurodevelopmental disorders.

A graduate of the University of New Mexico, Kodituwakku previously worked in the UNM Department of Psychiatry as a staff neuropsychologist and then in the UNM Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions (CASAA) as a researcher.

As a consultant to the fetal alcohol epidemiology research project at the UNM CASAA, funded by the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, he has conducted neuropsychological studies of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in New Mexico, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota and South Africa.

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Contact: Jennifer Riordan, 272-3322