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.

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 23.3 (April 2019): 619-628. 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 49.4 (April 2019): 1727-1737. Full Text

Bangerter, A, Manyakov, NV, Lewin, D, Boice, M, Skalkin, A, Jagannatha, S, Chatterjee, M, Dawson, G, Goodwin, MS, Hendren, R, Leventhal, B, Shic, F, Ness, S, and Pandina, G. "Caregiver Daily Reporting of Symptoms in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Observational Study Using Web and Mobile Apps." Jmir Mental Health 6.3 (March 26, 2019): e11365-null. Full Text

Bangerter, A, Ness, S, Lewin, D, Aman, MG, Esbensen, AJ, Goodwin, MS, Dawson, G, Hendren, R, Leventhal, B, Shic, F, Opler, M, Ho, KF, and Pandina, G. "Clinical Validation of the Autism Behavior Inventory: Caregiver-Rated Assessment of Core and Associated Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder." Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (March 19, 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

Pages

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

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.

Li, Y, Murias, M, Major, S, Dawson, G, and Carlson, DE. "Extracting Relationships by Multi-Domain Matching." 32nd Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS). December 2, 2018 - December 8, 2018. Montreal, CANADA.: NEURAL INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS (NIPS), January 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

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

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