Erin Boudoin
Medical Student
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans
Erin Boudoin is a third-year student in the School of Medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. She is a member of the schools Rural Scholar’s Track. For her undergraduate training she attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she majored in biology. During her undergraduate training she received the Dean of Community Service Excellence in Service award and the Black Student Achievement award. Erin currently holds positions in SGA, the Coalition for Equity in Medicine, and the Rural Medicine Interest Group. She has previously conducted research on onco-fertility health and reproductive health accessibility.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by deficits in communication and impairments with social skills (i.e., repetitive behaviors, speech, and patterns of thoughts). ASD most commonly affects non-Hispanic white males. In recent years, the prevalence of autism in the United States increased from 6.7 per 1000 children in 2000 to 23.0 per 1000 children in 2018. Most ASD research focuses on detection and management of children but fails to consider the fact that ASD is a lifelong disorder. Individuals living with ASD often have several comorbidities including, but not…