Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center - Human Clinical Phenotyping (HCP) Core

Human Clinical Phenotyping (HCP) Core


Director, HCP Core – Dr. Sophie Molholm

The Human Clinical Phenotyping (HCP) Core is designed to build a clinical IDD database for use by IDDRC investigators.


  1. 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
  2. To facilitate diversity in research by recruiting from the local Bronx community
  3. To maintain an extensive research-participant database (currently containing 1500-plus children and adults) to service important IDD research endeavors
  4. To serve as the coordinating hub of the three IDDRC cores that collect human data; indexing when genetic samples are collected by the Neurogenomics Core and when neuroimaging data are collected by the Translational Neuroimaging Core, for a given HCP registrant
  5. To develop cutting-edge measures of IDD-relevant phenotypes, such as repetitive movements (Dr. Sylvie Goldman) and multisensory processing (Dr. John Foxe)



  • 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


What the RFK-IDDRC Encompasses

  • The IDDRC, one of Einstein’s oldest and most established programs, is one in which basic scientists and clinicians are focused on intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) of children. Its collaborators have a common goal of disease discovery, diagnosis, prevention and treatment. It encompasses:
  • A revitalized administrative program, building new and productive collaborations at Einstein and its affiliated hospitals by uniting basic scientists focused on normal and abnormal brain development and function with clinicians caring for children with IDDs

Contact Us

If you would like to participate or enroll your child in research, please call: 718.862.1826 or email: 

If you are seeking clinical services for your child, please call: 718.430.8500  

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