Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Principal Researcher
Visiting address: Nobels väg 12a, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C8 Medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik, C8 MEB I Taylor, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a Principal Researcher in psychiatric epidemiology at the Department of
    Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, where I have been working since 2015.
    I have a background in psychology, PhD in behavioral genetics, and
    postdoctoral training in epidemiology.


  • My research focuses on co-occurring conditions in autistic individuals, with
    a particular focus on mental and physical health problems across the
    lifespan. Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects social
    communication, behavioral routines, and the senses. Most autistic people
    have at least one co-occurring condition, with over 70% of autistic people
    meeting diagnostic criteria for at least one mental health problem. Recent
    work increasingly highlights that physical health problems are also a common
    concern in autistic people.

    My research applies multiple approaches from different disciplines, including
    psychology, genetics, and epidemiology, to investigate why this is the case.
    In relation to mental health, my current work focuses on identifying the main
    risk factors for these conditions in autistic individuals and what the main
    outcomes associated with these co-occurring mental health problems are. In
    relation to physical health, I am currently focusing on investigating the
    incidence of physical conditions in autistic individuals at multiple stages
    of the lifespan, from early adulthood to elderly life.

    The ultimate goal of my research is to improve mental and physical health for
    autistic people by identifying the reasons why these co-occurring conditions
    are so common, developing improved methods of detecting them, and identifying
    barriers to autistic individuals accessing healthcare.


  • I co-lead the behavioral genetics component of the differential psychology
    module in the psychology program. I am happy to discuss degree projects with
    students with similar interests to mine.


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