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Geraldine Dawson, Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Affiliate of the Center for Child and Family Policy and Chair of the Faculty Governance Committee for DIBS and Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology and Neuroscience and Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute of Duke Global Health Institute  

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

    Ph.D., University of Washington, 1979

    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. 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; Pandina, G. "Visual Exploration in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Exploring Age Differences and Dynamic Features Using Recurrence Quantification Analysis.." Autism Research (October, 2018). [doi]  [abs]
    2. Rogers, SJ; Estes, A; Vismara, L; Munson, J; Zierhut, C; Greenson, J; Dawson, G; Rocha, M; Sugar, C; Senturk, D; Whelan, F; 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, 2018). [doi]  [abs]
    3. Hashemi, J; Dawson, G; Carpenter, KLH; Campbell, K; Qiu, Q; Espinosa, S; Marsan, S; Baker, JP; Egger, HL; Sapiro, G. "Computer Vision Analysis for Quantification of Autism Risk Behaviors." Ieee Transactions on Affective Computing (August, 2018). [doi]  [abs]
    4. Murias, M; Major, S; Compton, S; Buttinger, J; Sun, JM; Kurtzberg, J; 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 (August, 2018). [doi]  [abs]
    5. Frazier, TW; Dawson, G; Murray, D; Shih, A; Sachs, JS; Geiger, A. "Brief Report: A Survey of Autism Research Priorities Across a Diverse Community of Stakeholders.." Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (June, 2018). [doi]  [abs]


    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.

    Geraldine Dawson