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
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.
Estes, A, Zwaigenbaum, L, Gu, H, St John, T, Paterson, S, Elison, JT, Hazlett, H, Botteron, K, Dager, SR, Schultz, RT, Kostopoulos, P, Evans, A, Dawson, G, Eliason, J, Alvarez, S, Piven, J, and IBIS network, . "Behavioral, cognitive, and adaptive development in infants with autism spectrum disorder in the first 2 years of life." Journal of neurodevelopmental disorders 7.1 (January 2015): 24-. Full Text
Hashemi, J, Campbell, K, Carpenter, K, Harris, A, Qiu, Q, Tepper, M, Espinosa, S, Schaich Borg, J, Marsan, S, Calderbank, R, Baker, J, Egger, HL, Dawson, G, and Sapiro, G. "A scalable app for measuring autism risk behaviors in young children: A technical validity and feasibility study." Proceedings of the 5th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare (2015): 23-27.
Faja, S, and Dawson, G. "Performance on the dimensional change card sort and backward digit span by young children with autism without intellectual disability." Child Neuropsychology 20.6 (November 2, 2014): 692-699. Full Text
Sullivan, K, Stone, WL, and Dawson, G. "Potential neural mechanisms underlying the effectiveness of early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder." Research in developmental disabilities 35.11 (November 2014): 2921-2932. (Review) Full Text
De Rubeis, S, He, X, Goldberg, AP, Poultney, CS, Samocha, K, Cicek, AE, Kou, Y, Liu, L, Fromer, M, Walker, S, Singh, T, Klei, L, Kosmicki, J, Shih-Chen, F, Aleksic, B, Biscaldi, M, Bolton, PF, Brownfeld, JM, Cai, J, Campbell, NG, Carracedo, A, Chahrour, MH, Chiocchetti, AG, Coon, H, Crawford, EL, Curran, SR, Dawson, G, Duketis, E, Fernandez, BA, Gallagher, L, Geller, E, Guter, SJ, Hill, RS, Ionita-Laza, J, Jimenz Gonzalez, P, Kilpinen, H, Klauck, SM, Kolevzon, A, Lee, I, Lei, I, and Lei, J et al. "Synaptic, transcriptional and chromatin genes disrupted in autism." Nature 515.7526 (November 2014): 209-215. Full Text
Hadley, D, Wu, Z-L, Kao, C, Kini, A, Mohamed-Hadley, A, Thomas, K, Vazquez, L, Qiu, H, Mentch, F, Pellegrino, R, Kim, C, Connolly, J, AGP Consortium, , Glessner, J, and Hakonarson, H. "The impact of the metabotropic glutamate receptor and other gene family interaction networks on autism." Nature communications 5 (June 13, 2014): 4074-. Full Text
Pinto, D, Delaby, E, Merico, D, Barbosa, M, Merikangas, A, Klei, L, Thiruvahindrapuram, B, Xu, X, Ziman, R, Wang, Z, Vorstman, JAS, Thompson, A, Regan, R, Pilorge, M, Pellecchia, G, Pagnamenta, AT, Oliveira, B, Marshall, CR, Magalhaes, TR, Lowe, JK, Howe, JL, Griswold, AJ, Gilbert, J, Duketis, E, Dombroski, BA, De Jonge, MV, Cuccaro, M, Crawford, EL, Correia, CT, Conroy, J, Conceição, IC, Chiocchetti, AG, Casey, JP, Cai, G, Cabrol, C, Bolshakova, N, Bacchelli, E, Anney, R, and Gallinger, S et al. "Convergence of genes and cellular pathways dysregulated in autism spectrum disorders." American Journal of Human Genetics 94.5 (May 1, 2014): 677-694. Full Text
Pinto, D, Delaby, E, Merico, D, Barbosa, M, Merikangas, A, Klei, L, Thiruvahindrapuram, B, Xu, X, Ziman, R, Wang, Z, Vorstman, JAS, Thompson, A, Regan, R, Pilorge, M, Pellecchia, G, Pagnamenta, AT, Oliveira, B, Marshall, CR, Magalhaes, TR, Lowe, JK, Howe, JL, Griswold, AJ, Gilbert, J, Duketis, E, Dombroski, BA, De Jonge, MV, Cuccaro, M, Crawford, EL, Correia, CT, Conroy, J, Conceição, IC, Chiocchetti, AG, Casey, JP, Cai, G, Cabrol, C, Bolshakova, N, Bacchelli, E, Anney, R, and Gallinger, S et al. "Convergence of genes and cellular pathways dysregulated in autism spectrum disorders." American journal of human genetics 94.5 (May 2014): 677-694. Full Text
Lecavalier, L, Wood, JJ, Halladay, AK, Jones, NE, Aman, MG, Cook, EH, Handen, BL, King, BH, Pearson, DA, Hallett, V, Sullivan, KA, Grondhuis, S, Bishop, SL, Horrigan, JP, Dawson, G, and Scahill, L. "Measuring anxiety as a treatment endpoint in youth with autism spectrum disorder." Journal of autism and developmental disorders 44.5 (May 2014): 1128-1143. (Review) Full Text
Daniels, AM, Halladay, AK, Shih, A, Elder, LM, and Dawson, G. "Approaches to enhancing the early detection of autism spectrum disorders: a systematic review of the literature." Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 53.2 (February 2014): 141-152. (Review) Full Text