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Geraldine Dawson, Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Affiliate of the Center for Child and Family Policy and Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology and Neuroscience  

Office Location: Pavilion East at Lakeview, 2608 Erwin Road, Room 3126, Duke University Med Cente
Office Phone: (919) 668-0070
Duke Box: 3527 DUMC
Email Address: geraldine.dawson@duke.edu
Web Page: http://autismcenter.duke.edu/

Areas of Expertise

    Education:
    Ph.D., University of Washington, 1979

    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. "Meta-analysis of GWAS of over 16,000 individuals with autism spectrum disorder highlights a novel locus at 10q24.32 and a significant overlap with schizophrenia." Molecular Autism 8.1 (December, 2017). [doi]
    2. Bangerter, A; Ness, S; Aman, MG; Esbensen, AJ; Goodwin, MS; Dawson, G; Hendren, R; Leventhal, B; Khan, A; Opler, M; Harris, A; Pandina, G. "Autism Behavior Inventory: A Novel Tool for Assessing Core and Associated Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder.." Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology 27.9 (November, 2017): 814-822. [doi]  [abs]
    3. St John, T; Dawson, G; Estes, A. "Brief Report: Executive Function as a Predictor of Academic Achievement in School-Aged Children with ASD.." Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (September, 2017). [doi]  [abs]
    4. Cidav, Z; Munson, J; Estes, A; Dawson, G; Rogers, S; Mandell, D. "Cost Offset Associated With Early Start Denver Model for Children With Autism.." Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 56.9 (September, 2017): 777-783. [doi]  [abs]
    5. Weiner, DJ; Wigdor, EM; Ripke, S; Walters, RK; Kosmicki, JA; Grove, J; Samocha, KE; Goldstein, JI; Okbay, A; Bybjerg-Grauholm, J; Werge, T; Hougaard, DM; Taylor, J; iPSYCH-Broad Autism Group, ; Psychiatric Genomics Consortium Autism Group, ; Skuse, D; Devlin, B; Anney, R; Sanders, SJ; Bishop, S; Mortensen, PB; Børglum, AD; Smith, GD; Daly, MJ; Robinson, EB. "Polygenic transmission disequilibrium confirms that common and rare variation act additively to create risk for autism spectrum disorders.." Nature Genetics 49.7 (July, 2017): 978-985. [doi]  [abs]

    Highlight:

    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.

    Geraldine Dawson