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 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.
Dawson, G, and Sapiro, G. "Potential for Digital Behavioral Measurement Tools to Transform the Detection and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder." Jama Pediatrics (February 4, 2019). Full Text
Dawson, G. "Inappropriate Use of the Term Autism as Analogy." Jama Pediatrics (February 4, 2019). 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 49.2 (February 2019): 632-646. Full Text
Carpenter, KLH, Major, S, Tallman, C, Chen, LW, Franz, L, Sun, J, Kurtzberg, J, Song, A, and Dawson, G. "White Matter Tract Changes Associated with Clinical Improvement in an Open-Label Trial Assessing Autologous Umbilical Cord Blood for Treatment of Young Children with Autism." Stem Cells Translational Medicine 8.2 (February 2019): 138-147. Full Text
Rogers, SJ, Estes, A, Lord, C, Munson, J, Rocha, M, Winter, J, Greenson, J, Colombi, C, Dawson, G, Vismara, LA, Sugar, CA, Hellemann, G, Whelan, F, and Talbott, M. "A Multisite Randomized Controlled Two-Phase Trial of the Early Start Denver Model Compared to Treatment as Usual." Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (January 24, 2019). Full Text
Davlantis, KS, Estes, A, Dawson, G, and Rogers, SJ. "A novel method for measuring learning opportunities provided by parents to young children with autism spectrum disorder." Autism : the International Journal of Research and Practice (January 9, 2019): 1362361318817303-null. 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 49.1 (January 2019): 279-293. Full Text
Bovery, MDMJ, Dawson, G, Hashemi, J, and Sapiro, G. "A Scalable Off-the-Shelf Framework for Measuring Patterns of Attention in Young Children and its Application in Autism Spectrum Disorder." Ieee Transactions on Affective Computing (2019): 1-1. Full Text
Yerys, BE, Bertollo, JR, Kenworthy, L, Dawson, G, Marco, EJ, Schultz, RT, and Sikich, L. "Brief Report: Pilot Study of a Novel Interactive Digital Treatment to Improve Cognitive Control in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Co-occurring ADHD Symptoms." Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (December 19, 2018). Full Text
Carpenter, KLH, Baranek, GT, Copeland, WE, Compton, S, Zucker, N, Dawson, G, and Egger, HL. "Sensory Over-Responsivity: An Early Risk Factor for Anxiety and Behavioral Challenges in Young Children." Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology (December 19, 2018). Full Text
Minshew, NJ, Webb, SJ, Williams, DL, and Dawson, G. "Neuropsychology and neurophysiology of autism spectrum disorders." Understanding Autism: From Basic Neuroscience to Treatment. January 1, 2006. 379-415.
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.
Carpenter, K, Major, S, Tallman, C, Chen, L, Franz, L, Sun, J, Kurtzberg, J, Song, A, and Dawson, G. "Phase I Open Label Trial of Autologous Cord Blood for Treatment of Autism: Correlations Between Behavioral Improvement and Increased White Matter Connectivity in Children With Autism." November 2017.
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.
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
1/5-The Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials awarded by Yale University (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2019
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
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
A Study to Assess the Janssen Autism Knowledge Engine in Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and in a Normally Developing Cohort awarded by Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2016