Geraldine Dawson

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 Past 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 Association for Psychological Science and the 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.

Murias, M, Major, S, Compton, S, Buttinger, J, Sun, JM, Kurtzberg, J, and Dawson, G. "Electrophysiological Biomarkers Predict Clinical Improvement in an Open-Label Trial Assessing Efficacy of Autologous Umbilical Cord Blood for Treatment of Autism." Stem Cells Translational Medicine 7.11 (November 2018): 783-791. Full Text

Frazier, TW, Dawson, G, Murray, D, Shih, A, Sachs, JS, and Geiger, A. "Brief Report: A Survey of Autism Research Priorities Across a Diverse Community of Stakeholders." Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 48.11 (November 2018): 3965-3971. Full Text

Manyakov, NV, Bangerter, A, Chatterjee, M, Mason, L, Ness, S, Lewin, D, Skalkin, A, Boice, M, Goodwin, MS, Dawson, G, Hendren, R, Leventhal, B, Shic, F, and Pandina, G. "Visual Exploration in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Exploring Age Differences and Dynamic Features Using Recurrence Quantification Analysis." Autism Research : Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research 11.11 (November 2018): 1554-1566. Full Text

Manfredonia, J, Bangerter, A, Manyakov, NV, Ness, S, Lewin, D, Skalkin, A, Boice, M, Goodwin, MS, Dawson, G, Hendren, R, Leventhal, B, Shic, F, and Pandina, G. "Automatic Recognition of Posed Facial Expression of Emotion in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder." Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (October 8, 2018). Full Text

Rogers, SJ, Estes, A, Vismara, L, Munson, J, Zierhut, C, Greenson, J, Dawson, G, Rocha, M, Sugar, C, Senturk, D, Whelan, F, and Talbott, M. "Enhancing Low-Intensity Coaching in Parent Implemented Early Start Denver Model Intervention for Early Autism: A Randomized Comparison Treatment Trial." Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (September 10, 2018). Full Text

Hashemi, J, Dawson, G, Carpenter, KLH, Campbell, K, Qiu, Q, Espinosa, S, Marsan, S, Baker, JP, Egger, HL, and Sapiro, G. "Computer Vision Analysis for Quantification of Autism Risk Behaviors(Accepted)." Ieee Transactions on Affective Computing (August 31, 2018). Full Text

Anttila, V, Bulik-Sullivan, B, Finucane, HK, Walters, RK, Bras, J, Duncan, L, Escott-Price, V, Falcone, GJ, Gormley, P, Malik, R, Patsopoulos, NA, Ripke, S, Wei, Z, Yu, D, Lee, PH, Turley, P, Grenier-Boley, B, Chouraki, V, Kamatani, Y, Berr, C, Letenneur, L, Hannequin, D, Amouyel, P, Boland, A, Deleuze, J-F, Duron, E, Vardarajan, BN, Reitz, C, Goate, AM, Huentelman, MJ, Kamboh, MI, Larson, EB, Rogaeva, E, St George-Hyslop, P, Hakonarson, H, Kukull, WA, Farrer, LA, Barnes, LL, Beach, TG, Demirci, FY, Head, E, Hulette, CM, Jicha, GA, Kauwe, JSK, Kaye, JA, Leverenz, JB, Levey, AI, Lieberman, AP, Pankratz, VS, Poon, WW, Quinn, JF, Saykin, AJ, Schneider, LS, Smith, AG, Sonnen, JA, Stern, RA, Van Deerlin, VM, Van Eldik, LJ, Harold, D, Russo, G, Rubinsztein, DC, Bayer, A, Tsolaki, M, Proitsi, P, Fox, NC, Hampel, H, Owen, MJ, Mead, S, Passmore, P, Morgan, K, Nöthen, MM, Rossor, M, Lupton, MK, Hoffmann, P, Kornhuber, J, Lawlor, B, McQuillin, A, Al-Chalabi, A, Bis, JC, Ruiz, A, Boada, M, Seshadri, S, Beiser, A, Rice, K, van der Lee, SJ, De Jager, PL, Geschwind, DH, Riemenschneider, M, Riedel-Heller, S, Rotter, JI, Ransmayr, G, Hyman, BT, Cruchaga, C, Alegret, M, Winsvold, B, Palta, P, Farh, K-H, Cuenca-Leon, E, Furlotte, N, Kurth, T, Ligthart, L, Terwindt, GM, Freilinger, T, Ran, C, Gordon, SD, Borck, G, Adams, HHH, Lehtimäki, T, Wedenoja, J, Buring, JE, Schürks, M, Hrafnsdottir, M, Hottenga, J-J, Penninx, B, Artto, V, Kaunisto, M, Vepsäläinen, S, Martin, NG, Montgomery, GW, Kurki, MI, Hämäläinen, E, Huang, H, Huang, J, Sandor, C, Webber, C, Muller-Myhsok, B, Schreiber, S, Salomaa, V, Loehrer, E, Göbel, H, Macaya, A, Pozo-Rosich, P, Hansen, T, Werge, T, Kaprio, J, Metspalu, A, Kubisch, C, Ferrari, MD, Belin, AC, van den Maagdenberg, AMJM, Zwart, J-A, Boomsma, D, Eriksson, N, Olesen, J, Chasman, DI, Nyholt, DR, Avbersek, A, Baum, L, Berkovic, S, Bradfield, J, Buono, R, Catarino, CB, Cossette, P, De Jonghe, P, Depondt, C, Dlugos, D, Ferraro, TN, French, J, Hjalgrim, H, Jamnadas-Khoda, J, Kälviäinen, R, Kunz, WS, Lerche, H, Leu, C, Lindhout, D, Lo, W, Lowenstein, D, McCormack, M, Møller, RS, Molloy, A, Ng, P-W, Oliver, K, Privitera, M, Radtke, R, Ruppert, A-K, Sander, T, Schachter, S, Schankin, C, Scheffer, I, Schoch, S, Sisodiya, SM, Smith, P, Sperling, M, Striano, P, Surges, R, Thomas, GN, Visscher, F, Whelan, CD, Zara, F, Heinzen, EL, Marson, A, Becker, F, Stroink, H, Zimprich, F, Gasser, T, Gibbs, R, Heutink, P, Martinez, M, Morris, HR, Sharma, M, Ryten, M, Mok, KY, Pulit, S, Bevan, S, Holliday, E, Attia, J, Battey, T, Boncoraglio, G, Thijs, V, Chen, W-M, Mitchell, B, Rothwell, P, Sharma, P, Sudlow, C, Vicente, A, Markus, H, Kourkoulis, C, Pera, J, Raffeld, M, Silliman, S, Boraska Perica, V, Thornton, LM, Huckins, LM, William Rayner, N, Lewis, CM, Gratacos, M, Rybakowski, F, Keski-Rahkonen, A, Raevuori, A, Hudson, JI, Reichborn-Kjennerud, T, Monteleone, P, Karwautz, A, Mannik, K, Baker, JH, O'Toole, JK, Trace, SE, Davis, OSP, Helder, SG, Ehrlich, S, Herpertz-Dahlmann, B, Danner, UN, van Elburg, AA, Clementi, M, Forzan, M, Docampo, E, Lissowska, J, Hauser, J, Tortorella, A, Maj, M, Gonidakis, F, Tziouvas, K, Papezova, H, Yilmaz, Z, Wagner, G, Cohen-Woods, S, Herms, S, Julià, A, Rabionet, R, Dick, DM, Ripatti, S, Andreassen, OA, Espeseth, T, Lundervold, AJ, Steen, VM, Pinto, D, Scherer, SW, Aschauer, H, Schosser, A, Alfredsson, L, Padyukov, L, Halmi, KA, Mitchell, J, Strober, M, Bergen, AW, Kaye, W, Szatkiewicz, JP, Cormand, B, Ramos-Quiroga, JA, Sánchez-Mora, C, Ribasés, M, Casas, M, Hervas, A, Arranz, MJ, Haavik, J, Zayats, T, Johansson, S, Williams, N, Dempfle, A, Rothenberger, A, Kuntsi, J, Oades, RD, Banaschewski, T, Franke, B, Buitelaar, JK, Arias Vasquez, A, Doyle, AE, Reif, A, Lesch, K-P, Freitag, C, Rivero, O, Palmason, H, Romanos, M, Langley, K, Rietschel, M, Witt, SH, Dalsgaard, S, Børglum, AD, Waldman, I, Wilmot, B, Molly, N, Bau, CHD, Crosbie, J, Schachar, R, Loo, SK, McGough, JJ, Grevet, EH, Medland, SE, Robinson, E, Weiss, LA, Bacchelli, E, Bailey, A, Bal, V, Battaglia, A, Betancur, C, Bolton, P, Cantor, R, Celestino-Soper, P, Dawson, G, De Rubeis, S, Duque, F, Green, A, Klauck, SM, Leboyer, M, Levitt, P, Maestrini, E, Mane, S, De-Luca, DM, Parr, J, Regan, R, Reichenberg, A, Sandin, S, Vorstman, J, Wassink, T, Wijsman, E, Cook, E, Santangelo, S, Delorme, R, Rogé, B, Magalhaes, T, Arking, D, Schulze, TG, Thompson, RC, Strohmaier, J, Matthews, K, Melle, I, Morris, D, Blackwood, D, McIntosh, A, Bergen, SE, Schalling, M, Jamain, S, Maaser, A, Fischer, SB, Reinbold, CS, Fullerton, JM, Guzman-Parra, J, Mayoral, F, Schofield, PR, Cichon, S, Mühleisen, TW, Degenhardt, F, Schumacher, J, Bauer, M, Mitchell, PB, Gershon, ES, Rice, J, Potash, JB, Zandi, PP, Craddock, N, Ferrier, IN, Alda, M, Rouleau, GA, Turecki, G, Ophoff, R, Pato, C, Anjorin, A, Stahl, E, Leber, M, Czerski, PM, Cruceanu, C, Jones, IR, Posthuma, D, Andlauer, TFM, Forstner, AJ, Streit, F, Baune, BT, Air, T, Sinnamon, G, Wray, NR, MacIntyre, DJ, Porteous, D, Homuth, G, Rivera, M, Grove, J, Middeldorp, CM, Hickie, I, Pergadia, M, Mehta, D, Smit, JH, Jansen, R, de Geus, E, Dunn, E, Li, QS, Nauck, M, Schoevers, RA, Beekman, AT, Knowles, JA, Viktorin, A, Arnold, P, Barr, CL, Bedoya-Berrio, G, Bienvenu, OJ, Brentani, H, Burton, C, Camarena, B, Cappi, C, Cath, D, Cavallini, M, Cusi, D, Darrow, S, Denys, D, Derks, EM, Dietrich, A, Fernandez, T, Figee, M, Freimer, N, Gerber, G, Grados, M, Greenberg, E, Hanna, GL, Hartmann, A, Hirschtritt, ME, Hoekstra, PJ, Huang, A, Huyser, C, Illmann, C, Jenike, M, Kuperman, S, Leventhal, B, Lochner, C, Lyon, GJ, Macciardi, F, Madruga-Garrido, M, Malaty, IA, Maras, A, McGrath, L, Miguel, EC, Mir, P, Nestadt, G, Nicolini, H, Okun, MS, Pakstis, A, Paschou, P, Piacentini, J, Pittenger, C, Plessen, K, Ramensky, V, Ramos, EM, Reus, V, Richter, MA, Riddle, MA, Robertson, MM, Roessner, V, Rosário, M, Samuels, JF, Sandor, P, Stein, DJ, Tsetsos, F, Van Nieuwerburgh, F, Weatherall, S, Wendland, JR, Wolanczyk, T, Worbe, Y, Zai, G, Goes, FS, McLaughlin, N, Nestadt, PS, Grabe, H-J, Depienne, C, Konkashbaev, A, Lanzagorta, N, Valencia-Duarte, A, Bramon, E, Buccola, N, Cahn, W, Cairns, M, Chong, SA, and Cohen, D. "Analysis of shared heritability in common disorders of the brain." Science (New York, N.Y.) 360.6395 (June 2018). Full Text

Campbell, K, Carpenter, KL, Hashemi, J, Espinosa, S, Marsan, S, Borg, JS, Chang, Z, Qiu, Q, Vermeer, S, Adler, E, Tepper, M, Egger, HL, Baker, JP, Sapiro, G, and Dawson, G. "Computer vision analysis captures atypical attention in toddlers with autism." Autism : the international journal of research and practice (March 2018): 1362361318766247-. Full Text

Jones, EJH, Dawson, G, and Webb, SJ. "Sensory hypersensitivity predicts enhanced attention capture by faces in the early development of ASD." Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 29 (January 2018): 11-20. Full Text

St John, T, Dawson, G, and Estes, A. "Brief Report: Executive Function as a Predictor of Academic Achievement in School-Aged Children with ASD." Journal of autism and developmental disorders 48.1 (January 2018): 276-283. Full Text

Pages

McPartland, JC, Law, K, and Dawson, G. "Autism Spectrum Disorder." Encyclopedia of Mental Health: Second Edition. January 1, 2015. 124-130. Full Text

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

Kurtzberg, J, Sun, J, Prasad, VK, Meadows, N, Rudisill, A, Noldner, P, Parrott, R, Lillich, M, Cheatham, L, Lew, J, Page, K, Filiano, AJ, and Dawson, G. "MANUFACTURING OF ALLOGENEIC HUMAN CORD TISSUE MESENCHYMAL STROMAL CELLS: INITIAL RESULTS OF A PHASE I CLINICAL TRIAL IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER.": ELSEVIER SCI LTD, May 1, 2018.

Pandina, G, Manyakov, NV, Bangerter, A, Lewin, D, Jagannatha, S, Boice, M, Skalkin, A, Dawson, G, Goodwin, MS, Hendren, R, Leventhal, B, Shic, F, and Ness, S. "Prospective, observational cohort study of JAKE (TM), an autism knowledge." October 2017.

Li, Y, Murias, M, Major, S, Dawson, G, Dzirasa, K, Carin, L, and Carlson, DE. "Targeting EEG/LFP synchrony with neural nets." January 1, 2017.

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.

Selected Grants

Duke CTSA (KL2) awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2018 to 2023

Duke CTSA (TL1) awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2018 to 2023

Co-occurring ADHD in young children with ASD: Precursors, detection, neural signatures, and early treatment awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2022

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

Scalable Quantitative Video Analysis for Online Phenotyping, Early Screening, and Symptom Monitoring for Autism Spectrum Disorders awarded by Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (Co-Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2018

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

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

ASF Undergraduate Summer Research Award awarded by Autism Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2017

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