Geraldine Dawson

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Education & Training

  • Clinical Internsship With Speciality In Developmental Disabilities, Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California at Los Angeles 1979 - 1980

  • Ph.D., University of Washington 1979

Overview

Geraldine Dawson is Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Pediatrics, and Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development at Duke University, North Carolina. Dawson is President of the International Society for Autism Research. She serves as a member of the NIH Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) which develops the federal strategic plan for autism research, services, and policy. Dawson is a licensed practicing clinical psychologist and scientist, having published extensively on early detection and treatment of autism and brain development. Dawson is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society and American Psychological Association, and is Associate Editor or on editorial boards of four scientific journals. Dawson’s awards include a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Psychological Science for outstanding contributions to the area of applied psychological research that addresses a critical problem in society at large.

Campbell, K, Carpenter, KLH, Espinosa, S, Hashemi, J, Qiu, Q, Tepper, M, Calderbank, R, Sapiro, G, Egger, HL, Baker, JP, and Dawson, G. "Use of a Digital Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers - Revised with Follow-up to Improve Quality of Screening for Autism." The Journal of pediatrics 183 (April 2017): 133-139.e1. Full Text

Jones, EJH, Dawson, G, Kelly, J, Estes, A, and Jane Webb, S. "Parent-delivered early intervention in infants at risk for ASD: Effects on electrophysiological and habituation measures of social attention." Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research (February 28, 2017). Full Text

Faja, S, Dawson, G, Sullivan, K, Meltzoff, AN, Estes, A, and Bernier, R. "Executive function predicts the development of play skills for verbal preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders." Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research 9.12 (December 2016): 1274-1284. Full Text

Dasgupta, J, Bhavnani, S, Estrin, GL, Mukherjee, D, Banerjee, A, Belmonte, MK, Chakrabarti, B, Divan, G, Dawson, G, Johnson, MH, McPartland, JC, Singh, NC, and Patel, V. "Translating neuroscience to the front lines: point-of-care detection of neuropsychiatric disorders." The lancet. Psychiatry 3.10 (October 2016): 915-917. Full Text

Neuhaus, E, Jones, EJH, Barnes, K, Sterling, L, Estes, A, Munson, J, Dawson, G, and Webb, SJ. "The Relationship Between Early Neural Responses to Emotional Faces at Age 3 and Later Autism and Anxiety Symptoms in Adolescents with Autism." Journal of autism and developmental disorders 46.7 (July 2016): 2450-2463. Full Text

Faja, S, Dawson, G, Aylward, E, Wijsman, EM, and Webb, SJ. "Early event-related potentials to emotional faces differ for adults with autism spectrum disorder and by serotonin transporter genotype." Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology 127.6 (June 2016): 2436-2447. Full Text

Szatmari, P, Chawarska, K, Dawson, G, Georgiades, S, Landa, R, Lord, C, Messinger, DS, Thurm, A, and Halladay, A. "Prospective Longitudinal Studies of Infant Siblings of Children With Autism: Lessons Learned and Future Directions." Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 55.3 (March 2016): 179-187. (Review) Full Text

Dawson, G, and Rice, CE. "The Complex Etiology of Autism Presents Challenges in Risk Communication." Pediatrics 137.2 (February 2016): e20152703-. Full Text

Oberman, LM, Enticott, PG, Casanova, MF, Rotenberg, A, Pascual-Leone, A, and McCracken, JT. "Transcranial magnetic stimulation in autism spectrum disorder: Challenges, promise, and roadmap for future research." Autism Research 9.2 (February 2016): 184-203. Full Text

Pages

Dawson, G, and Toth, K. "Autism Spectrum Disorders." Developmental Psychopathology: Second Edition. January 1, 2006. 317-357. Full Text

Neuhaus, E, Jones, EJH, Barnes, K, Sterling, L, Estes, A, Munson, J, Dawson, G, and Webb, SJ. "FACE PROCESSING AND PARENT ANXIETY DURING EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERACT TO PREDICT ADOLESCENT ANXIETY IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER." September 2015.

Pilot Study to Improve Access to Early Intervention for Autism in Africa awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2015 to 2020

The Role of Sensory Over-Responsivity in the Development of Anxiety in Children With and Without Autism awarded by Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (Mentor). 2016 to 2018

Precursors to the development of anxiety disorders in young children with autism spectrum disorder awarded by Department of Defense (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2017

1/5-The Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials awarded by Yale University (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2017

Networked Cortical Responses to Movement Associated with ASD awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2012 to 2016

A Phase 0 Study to Preliminarily Assess the Janssen Autism Knowledge Engine in Children and Adults with ASD awarded by Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2015