Dr. Calliope Holingue is a research faculty member at the Center for Autism Services, Science and Innovation (CASSI™, formerly known as the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, or CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute. A psychiatric epidemiologist by training, she also has a joint academic appointment as an assistant professor from the Department of Mental Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 


Dr. Holingue received a BA from University of California, (UC) Berkeley in Public Health and Molecular Cell Biology in 2013, before earning a MPH in epidemiology/biostatistics from UC Berkeley in 2015. That was followed by a PhD in mental health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2019. More recently, Dr. Holingue completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Kennedy Krieger and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2021.


Dr. Holingue’s research focuses on identifying the role of early-life immune- and microbial-related exposures on the etiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder. In addition, her research is also focused on promoting the health of individuals with ASD by studying the intersection of physical and mental health, particularly the gut-brain axis.

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