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Professor
Director of Clinical Research, Cody Center for Developmental Disabilities

Phone: (631) 632-8858
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Curriculum Vitae

My current research interests include the validation of psychiatric syndromes in children with autism spectrum disorder, psychopatholgy in youth with perinatally acquired HIV, assessment instruments for psychiatric syndromes, models of pathogenesis, ADHD, aggression, Tourette syndrome, and psychopharmacology.


Education:
BS (Psychology)
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
M.Ed.(Early Childhood Special Education) University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
PhD (Special Education) University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
     
Current Research: Principal Investigator, NIMH Research Grant No. MH 077997:  Stimulant and Risperidone for Youth with Severe Physical Aggression
   
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Research article: The link between emotion regulation, social functioning, and depression in boys with ASD in Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Research article: Participation and Retention of Youth With Perinatal HIV Infection in Mental Health Research Studies: The IMPAACT P1055 Psychiatric Comorbidity Study in Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

Research article: Psychiatric Symptom Impairment in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology April 20, 2013

Research article: Relation of symptom-induced impairment with other illness parameters in clinic-referred youth in Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry April 16, 2013 

Research article: Association of schizophrenia spectrum and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms in children with ASD and clinic controls in Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 34, Issue 4, April 2013, Pages 1289–1299

Research article: Allele-specific associations of 5-HTTLPR/rs25531 with ADHD and autism spectrum disorder, Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry Volume 40, 10 January 2013, Pages 292–297