Member Accomplishments

Publications

 Lerner

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

 White, S.W.¥, Lerner, M.D.¥, McLeod, B.D., Wood, J.J., Ginsburg, G., Kerns, C., Ollendick, T., Kendall, P.C., Piacentini, J., Walkup, J., Compton, S. (in press). Anxiety in children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders: Examination of factorial equivalence. Behavior Therapy.

Tudor, M.E.*, Walsh, C.E., Mulder, E.C., & Lerner, M.D. (in press). Pain as a predictor of sleep problems in a sample of youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism: The International Journal of Research & Practice.

Webb, S.J., Bernier, R., Henderson, H.A., Johnson, M.H., Jones, E.J.H., Lerner, M.D., McPartland, J.C., Nelson, C.A., Rojas, D.C., Townsend, J., Westerfield, M. (in press). Guidelines and best practices for electrophysiological data collection, analysis and reporting in autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

De Los Reyes, A., Lerner, M.D., Goepel, K.A., Daruwala, S.E., Thomas, S.A. (2013). Discrepancies between parent and adolescent beliefs about daily life topics and performance on an emotion recognition task. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 41, 971-982.

Mikami, A.Y., Griggs, M.S., Lerner, M.D., Emeh, C.C., Reuland, M.M., Jack, A., Anthony, M.R. (2013). A randomized trial of a classroom intervention to increase peers’ social inclusion of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81, 100 – 112.

McMahon, C.M., Lerner, M.D., Britton, N.* (2013). Group-based social skills interventions for adolescents with higher-functioning autism spectrum disorder: a review and looking to the future. Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics, 4, 23 – 38.

Lillard, A.S., Lerner, M.D., Hopkins, E.J., Dore, R.A., Smith, E.D., Palmquist, C.M. (2013). The impact of pretend play on children’s development: a review of the evidence. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 1 – 34.

Lerner, M.D., Mikami, A.Y. (2013). Correct effect size estimates for strength of association statistics: comment on Odgaard and Fowler (2010). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81, 190 – 191.

Lerner, M.D., McPartland, J.C., Morris, J.P. (2013). Multimodal emotion processing in autism spectrum disorders: an event-related potential study. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience,3, 11 – 21.

* International Society for Autism Research Award: Best Clinical Empirical Paper of 2013.

Lerner, M.D., McLeod, B.D., Mikami, A.Y. (2013). Preliminary evaluation of an observational measure of group cohesion for group psychotherapy. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 69, 191 –  208.

Guli, L.A., Semrud-Clikeman, M., Lerner, M.D., Britton, N.* (2013). Social Competence Intervention Program (SCIP): a pilot study of a creative drama program for youth with social difficulties. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 40, 37 – 44.

Linkenauger, S., Lerner, M.D., Ramenzoni, V., Proffitt, D. (2012). A perceptual-motor deficit predicts social and communicative impairments in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Autism Research, 5, 352 – 362.

Lerner, M.D., White, S.W., McPartland, J.C. (2012). Mechanisms of change in psychosocial interventions for autism spectrum disorders. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, 14, 307 – 318.

Lerner, M.D., Mikami, A.Y. (2012). A preliminary randomized controlled trial of two social skills interventions for youth with high functioning autism spectrum disorders. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 27, 145-155.

Lerner, M.D., Haque, O.S., Northrup, E.C., Lawer, L., Bursztajn H.J. (2012) Emerging perspectives on adolescents and young adults with high functioning autism spectrum disorders, violence, and criminal law. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 40, 177 – 190.

Lerner, M.D., Calhoun, C.D., Mikami, A.Y., De Los Reyes, A. (2012). Understanding parent-child social informant discrepancy in youth with high functioning autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42, 2680 – 2692.

 

White

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

Damiano, C., Mazefsky, C. A., White, S. W., & Dichter, G. S. (in press). Future directions forresearch in autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

White, S. W., Richey, J. A., Gracanin, D., Bell, M. A., LaConte, S., Coffman, M., Trubanova, A., & Kim, I. (in press). The promise of neurotechnology in clinical translational science. Clinical Psychological Science.

Conner, C. M.  & White, S. W. (2014). Stress in mothers of children with autism: Traitmindfulness as a protective factor. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 8, 617-624. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2014.02.001

Kreiser, N. & White, S. W. (2014). Assessment of social anxiety in adolescents and adults withautism spectrum disorder. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 21, 18-31.

Pugliese, C. E., Fritz, M.S., & White, S. W. (2014). The role of anger rumination and ASD-linked perseveration in the experience of aggression in the general population. Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice. Advance online publication.

Pugliese, C. & White, S. W. (2014). Problem-solving therapy in college students withautism spectrum disorders: Feasibility and preliminary efficacy.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 719-729. doi: 10.1007/s10803-013-1914-8

 Trubanova, A., Donlon, K., Kreiser, N. L., Ollendick, T. H., & White, S. W. (2014). Under-identification of ASD in females: A case series illustrating the unique presentation of ASD in young adult females. Scandinavian Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, 2(2), 66-76.

White, S. W., Mazefsky, C. A., Dichter, G. S., Chiu, P. H., Richey, J. A., & Ollendick, T. H. (2014). Social-cognitive, physiological, and neural mechanisms underlying emotion regulation impairments: Understanding anxiety in autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience. Advance online publiscation. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2014.05.012

White, S. W., Scarpa, A., Conner, C. M., Maddox, B. B., & Bonete, S. (2014). Evaluating change in social skills in adults with autism spectrum disorder using a laboratory-based observational measure. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1088357614539836

White, S. W.*, Lerner, M. D.*, McLeod, B. D., Wood, J. J., Ginsburg, G. S., Kerns, C., Ollendick, T., Kendall, P. C., Piacentini, J., Walkup, J., & Compton, S. (2014). Anxiety in youth with and without autism spectrum disorder: Examination of factorial equivalence. Behavior Therapy. Early online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2014.05.005

White, S. W., Smith, L., & Schry, A. R. (2014). Assessment of global functioning in adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Utility of the DD-CGAS. Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 18(4), 362-369. doi: 10.1177/1362361313481287

White, S. W., Schry, A. R., Miyazaki, Y., Ollendick, T. H., & Scahill, L. (2014). Effects of verbal ability and severity of autism on anxiety in adolescents with ASD: One-year follow-up after cognitive behavioral therapy. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2014893515

 Kreiser, N. L., & White, S. W. (2013). ASD in females: Are we overstating the gender difference in diagnosis? Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 17, 67-84. doi: 10.1007/s10567-013-0148-9

Scahill, L., Dimitropoulos, A., McDougle, C., Aman, M. G., Feurer, I. D., McCracken, J. T.,Tierney, E., Pu, J., White, S., Lecavalier, L., Hallett, V., Bearss, K., Arnold, E., & Vitiello, B. (2013). Children’s Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Component structure of symptom checklist and distribution of severity scales. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 51(1), 97-107.

Mazefsky, C. A. & White, S. W. (2013). Emotion regulation: Concepts and practice in autism spectrum disorder. Psychiatric Clinics of North America. doi.org/10.1016/j.chc.2013.07.002

Mazefsky, C. A., Herrington, J., Siegel, M., Scarpa, A., Maddox, B. B., Scahill, L., & White, S. W. (2013). The role of emotion regulation in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 52(7), 679-688. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2013.05.006

Schry, A. R., & White, S. W. (2013). Understanding the relationship between social anxiety and alcohol use in college students: A meta-analysis. Addictive Behaviors, 38, 2690-2706. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.06.014

 Handen, B. L., Johnson, C. R., Butter, E. M., Lecavalier, L., Scahill, L., Aman, M. G., McDougle, C. J., Arnold, L. E., Swiezy, N. B., Sukhodolsky, D. G., Mulick, J. A., White, S. W., Bearss, K., Hollway, J. A., Stigler, K. A., Dziura, J., Yu, S., Sacco, K., & Vitiello, B. (2013). Use of a direct observational measure in a trial of risperidone and parent training in children with pervasive developmental disorders. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 25, 355-371. doi: 10.1007/s10882-012-9316-y

Pugliese, C., White, B. A., White, S. W., & Ollendick, T. (2013). Social anxiety predicts aggression in children with high functioning autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 43, 1205-1213. doi: 10.1007/s10803-012-1666-x

White, S. W., Ollendick, T., Albano, A., Oswald, D., Johnson, C., Southam-Gerow, M. A., Kim,I., & Scahill, L. (2013). Randomized controlled trial: Multimodal anxiety and social skill intervention for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(2), 382-394.doi: 10.1007/s10803-012-1577-x

Books:

Davis, T. E., White, S. W., & Ollendick, T. H. (2014). Handbook of autism and anxiety. New York, NY: Springer.

Mazefsky, C. A. & White, S. W. (2013). The role of assessment in guiding treatment planningfor youth with ASD. In A. Scarpa, S. W. White, & T. Attwood (Eds.), Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Children and Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders (pp. 45-72). New York, NY: Guilford Publications.

Mazefsky, C. A. & White, S. W. (2014). Adults with autism. In F. R. Volkmar, R. Paul, S. J. Rogers, & K. A. Pelphrey (Eds.), Handbook of Autism Spectrum Disorders, 4th Ed. (pp. 191-211).Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons.

 Scarpa, A., White, S. W., & Attwood, T. (2013). Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Children and Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders. New York, NY: Guilford Publications.

 

Nadler

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

 Allen, K.D., Shriver, M.D. & Nadler, C.B. (2014). Raising our kids well: Guidelines for positive parenting. In S. Lynn, W. O’Donohue & S. Lilienfeld (Eds.), Health, Happiness, and Well Being: Better Living Through Psychological Science. New York: Sage.

Nyp, S.S., Nadler, C.B., Call, C.R., & Little, V.C. (2014). Driven by evidence: Diagnosis and treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders. Missouri Medicine, 111, 195-198. [PubMed ID  25011339]

 

Moskowitz

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

Moskowitz, L. J., Mulder, E., Walsh, C. McLaughlin, D. M., Zarcone, J., Hajcak, G., & Carr, E. G. (2013). A Multimethod assessment of anxiety and problem behavior in children with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disability. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 118, 419-434.

Martin, G. E., Roberts, J. E., Helm-Estabrooks, N., Sideris, J., Assall, J., & Moskowitz, L. J. (2012). Perseveration in the connected speech of boys with fragile X syndrome with and without autism spectrum disorder.  American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 117, 384-399.

Moskowitz, L.J., Carr, E. G., & Durand, V. M. (2011). Behavioral intervention for problem behavior in children with fragile X syndrome.  American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 116, 457–478.

Cohen, I. L., Yoo, J. H., Goodwin, M. S., & Moskowitz, L.J. (2011) Assessing challenging behaviors in autism spectrum disorders: Prevalence, rating scales and autonomic indicators. In J. L. Matson & P. Sturmey (Eds.), International Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. New York, NY: Springer.

 

Pugliese

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

Pugliese, C. E., Fritz, M.S., & White, S. W. (2014). The role of anger rumination and ASD-linked perseveration in the experience of aggression in the general population. Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice. Advance online publication.

Pugliese, C. E. & White, S. W. (2014). Problem Solving Therapy in college students with autism spectrum disorders: Feasibility and preliminary efficacy. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 719-7129. doi:10.1007/s10803-013-1914-8

Pugliese, C. E., White, B. A., White, S. W., & Ollendick, T. (2013). Social anxiety predicts aggression in children with ASD: Clinical comparisons with socially anxious and oppositional youth. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45, 1205-1213. doi:10.1007/s10803-012-1666-x

White, S. W., Kreiser, N. L., Pugliese, C. E., & Scarpa, A. (2012). Social anxietymediates the effect of autism spectrum disorder characteristics on hostility in young adults. Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 16, 453-464. doi:10.1177/1362361311431951

 

Maddox

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

White, S. W., Scarpa, A., Conner, C. M., Maddox, B. B., & Bonete, S. (2014). Evaluating change in social skills in high-functioning adults with autism spectrum disorder using a laboratory-based observational measure. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental       Disabilities. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/1088357614539836

Mazefsky, C. A., Herrington, J., Siegel, M., Scarpa, A., Maddox, B. B., Scahill, L., & White, S. W. (2013). The role of emotion regulation in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 52, 679-688. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2013.05.006

Conner, C. M., Maddox, B. B., & White, S. W. (2013). Parents’ state and trait anxiety: Relationships with anxiety severity and treatment response in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43, 1811-1818.     doi:10.1007/s10803-012-1728-0

Book Chapters:

Farrell, L. J., James, S. C., Maddox, B. B., Griffiths, D., & White, S. (in press). Treatment of comorbid OCD in youth with ASD: The case of Max. In E. Storch & A. Lewin (Eds.), Clinical Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders: A Case-Based       Approach to Treating Pediatric and Adult Populations. Springer.

White, S. W., & Maddox, B. B. (2013). Social interventions. In F. R. Volkmar (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders (Vol. 3). SpringerReference (www.springerreference.com): Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/SpringerReference_334222 2012-12-12 14:35:13 UTC

 

Chasson

Eskow, K., Chasson, G. S., Summers, J. A. (in press). Child and family progress from a Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services autism waiver program. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Jarosiewicz, S., & Chasson, G. S. (2013). Social competence impairments in autism spectrum disorders. In V. B. Patel, V. Preedy, and C. R. Martin (Eds.), The Comprehensive Guide to Autism. Springer.

 

Presentations

 

White

White, S. W. (2014, May). Social communication impairment and intervention in ASD: Science meets practice. Keynote address at the annual Distinguished Lecture Series of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

White, S. W. (2014, April). Understanding and treating social deficits in people with ASD. Keynoteaddress at the Virginia Tech Annual Outreach Conference.

 

Nadler

Borner, K.B., Nadler, C.B., Poppert, K.M., Strough, C.O., Dreyer Gillette, M.L. & Swinburn Romine, R. (October, 2014). Correlates and contributors of obesity in Autism Spectrum Disorder populations. Poster accepted for presentation at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, KS.

Allen-Jara, C., Strough, C.O., Nadler, C.B., Nyp, S.S., Swinburn Romine, R.S., & Dreyer Gillette, M.L. (September, 2014). Autism Spectrum Disorder and parent health and wellbeing. Poster accepted for presentation at the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Nashville, TN.

 

Moskowitz

 Moskowitz, L. J. (2014, July). Using an evidence-based approach to understand and treat behavioral issues in fragile X syndrome. Presented at the 14th International Fragile X Conference, Garden Grove, CA.

 Moskowitz, L. J. (2014, March). Assessing and treating anxiety and problem behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability. Presented in symposium entitled The Co-occurrence of Anxiety in Fragile X and Idiopathic Autism:  A Behavioral and Biomarker Approach to Assessment and Treatment Across the Lifespan. Presented at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Chicago, IL.

 Moskowitz, L. J. (2013, April). Dealing with challenging behaviors: Behavioral interventions for children with fragile X syndrome. Invited talk, presented at the NY/NJ Fragile X Conference, Institute for Basic Research, Staten Island, NY.

 Moskowitz, L. J., Walsh, C. E., Mulder, E., & McLaughlin, D. M. (2013, March). Assessing and treating anxiety and problem behavior in autism and intellectual disability. Paper presented at the 10th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support, San Diego, CA.

 Moskowitz, L. J. (2012, July). Behavioral intervention for problem behavior in children with fragile X syndrome. Paper presented at the 13th International Fragile X Conference, Miami, FL.

Moskowitz, L. J. (2012, May). Positive behavior support (PBS): Assessment and intervention for problem behavior in children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities. Invited talk, presented at Grand Rounds, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, NYU Child Study Center.

 Moskowitz, L. J., Tudor, M., & Jones, E. A. (2011, November). Behavioral intervention for problem behavior in fragile X syndrome. Paper presented at the 22nd annual conference of the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA), Saratoga Springs, NY.

Jones, E. A., Bauer, S., & Moskowitz, L. (2011, March). Let’s branch out! Behavioral interventions to address communication skills in Down syndrome and challenging behaviors in fragile X syndrome. Invited talk, presented at the 4th annual Queens College Developmental Disabilities Conference, Flushing, NY.

Walsh, C., Tudor, M., Mulder, E., & Moskowitz, L. (2011, March). Systems factors in families coping with ASD: Marital and parental variables. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support, Denver, CO.

 

Pugliese

Dudley, K.M., Wallace, G.L., Anthony, L.G., Pugliese, C. E., Granader, Y., Armour,

A.C., Orionzi, B., & Kenworthy, L.  (2014, May). A Longitudinal Investigation of Parent Reported Social Functioning in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Still Lots of Room for Improvement. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the

International Meeting for Autism Research, Atlanta, Georgia.

Pugliese, C. E., Wallace, G. L., Anthony, L., Dudley, K., Armour, A.C., Kenworthy, L.(2014, May). Contribution of Executive Function to Adaptive Behavior Changes over Time. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Meeting for Autism Research, Atlanta, Georgia.

Pugliese, C. E. & White, S. W. (2012, November). Autism spectrum traits and Aggression: The role of anger rumination. Poster session presented at theMeeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Pugliese, C. E. & White, S. W. (2012, November). Change in general distress during problem solving therapy in college students with autism spectrum disorders. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Pugliese, C. E., White, B., White, S. W., & Ollendick, T. (2012, April). Co-occurringsocial anxiety and aggression in youth with HFASD: Evidence of emotionregulation problems. In M. Fraire (Chair), Emotion regulation in anxiety across the lifespan: Comorbidity and treatment. Symposium conducted at the meeting for the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Arlington, Virginia.

 

Maddox

Oral Presentations and Symposia:

Maddox, B. B., & White, S. W. (2014, May). Eye-gaze pattern analysis as a key to understanding co-occurring social anxiety within autism spectrum disorder. In K. Gotham (Chair), Phenomenology and impact of internalizing symptoms in ASD across the lifespan. Symposium presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Atlanta, GA.

Maddox, B. B., & White, S. W. (2013, November). Perspectives on repetitive behavior in ASD: Core, secondary, or something else? In J. A. Richey (Chair), Repetitive behaviors across the disorders: A transdiagnostic framework. Symposium presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Poster Presentations:

Maddox, B. B., Trubanova, A., & White, S. W. (accepted). Loneliness mediates the relationship between depression and non-suicidal self-injury among college students. Poster accepted to be presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Capriola, N., Trubanova, A., Maddox, B. B., & White, S. W. (accepted). Understanding the relationship between negative body image and ASD traits in university students. Poster accepted to be presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders Special Interest Group, Philadelphia,

PA.Trubanova, A., Clinton, C., Maddox, B. B., & White, S. W. (accepted). Non-suicidal self-injury in college students: Exploring the association with ASD features. Poster accepted to be presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Conner, C. M., Maddox, B. B., Bonete, S., Scarpa, A., & White, S. W. (2013, May). A behavioral observational measure to gauge treatment response in adults with autism. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Convention, Washington, DC.

Maddox, B. B., White, S. W., & Panneton, R. (2013, May). The effects of autism characteristics and social anxiety on gaze patterns in adults. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Convention, Washington, DC.

Maddox, B. B., Puleo, C., Berry, L., Souders, M., Bennett, A., Rump, K., . . . Miller, J. (2012, November). The assessment of anxiety in youth with autism spectrum disorders. Poster  presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders Special Interest Group, National Harbor, MD.

 

Tudor

 Tudor, M. E., Walsh, C. E., Mulder, E. C., & Lerner, M. D. (2014). Pain as a predictor of sleep problems in youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism, 18.

*Which had media coverage on the Autism Speaks Science Blog: http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/children-autism-nonverbal-signs-pain-predict-sleep-problems

 

Chasson

 Chasson, G. S. (2013). Obsessive-compulsive disorder and ASD. Talk presented at the Diamonds in the Rough Conference for the Weinfeld Education Group annual conference, Rockville, MD.

Jarosiewicz, S., Chasson, G.S., Martinelli, M., Chaban, N., & Gibby, B. (2012). Detection of social visual attention bias in high-functioning autism using a dot-probe task. Paper presented at the 46th annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies conference, National Harbor, MD.

Chasson, G.S., Chaban, N., Kratz, C., Gibby, B., & Swerbilow, J. (2012). Proof-of-concept for an attention modification program for high-functioning autism spectrum disorders to enhance social visual attention to faces. Paper presented at the 46th annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies conference, National Harbor, MD.

Chasson, G.S. [Chair] (2012). Transcending anxiety disorders: Examples of cognitive bias modification in autism and anger. Paper presented at the 46th annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies conference, National Harbor, MD.

 

Grant/Contracts

 Lerner

2014 – 2015 :   Building a bridge between research communities: a conversation on autistic communication, sign language, and implications for social interaction. Stony Brook University (FAHSS Research and Interdisciplinary Initiatives Fund). Co-PI: Lerner (with Aronoff). $2,500 (direct costs).

2014 – 2015 :  Deeper Insight:  Autism, Sign Language, & Social Communication. State University of New York (Conversations in the Disciplines Program). PI::Lerner. $5,000 (direct costs).

2014 – 2015 :  Deeper Insight:  Autism, Sign Language, & Social Communication. Stony Brook University (Dean’s Fund for Excellence). Co-PI: Lerner (with Aronoff). $2,500 (direct costs).

2014 – 2016  :  Imaging Depression in Adults with ASD (AR130397). Department of Defense (Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs – Autism Research Program). Co-I:Lerner (PI: Gadow). $100,000 (direct costs).

2013 – 2016 : Cognitive Consequences of Emotion (1252079). National Science Foundation. Consultant: Lerner (PI: Clore). $349,874 (total costs).

 

Storch

2014 – 2016  :  2/3 Treatment of Anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorder (1R01HD080096-01A1).  National Institutes of Helath (NICHHD). PI: Storch (Co-I: Wood, Kendall, Kerns), $124.500 (direct costs).

 

White

 NIH, National Institute of Mental Health – R34

“Stepped Transition in Education Program for Students with ASD (STEPS)”

White, PI

3 years $450,000 (direct)

NIH, National Institute of Mental Health – R21/R33

“Development of a Novel Neurotechnology to Promote Emotion Recognition in Autism”

White, PI

5 years $850,000 (direct)

NIH, National Institute of Mental Health – R34

“Attention Training for Adolescents with Social Anxiety Disorders”

Ollendick, PI; White, co-investigator

3 years $450,000 (direct)

 

Nadler

Improving access to effective behavior management strategies to reduce child maltreatment. Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (2013-2014). Role: Co-PI ($224,146).

 

Maddox

Exploring the Prevalence and Correlates of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Agency: Graduate Research Development Program, (2/5/14 – 2/5/15)

Role: Principal Investigator

Award amount: $700

 

Eye-Gaze Pattern Analysis as a Key to Understanding Social Anxiety in Adults with ASD

Agency: Organization for Autism Research Graduate Research Grants Program, (7/1/13 – 12/31/14)

Role: Principal Investigator

Award amount: $2,000

 

Eye-Gaze Pattern Analysis as a Key to Understanding Co-occurring Social Anxiety in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Agency: Graduate Research Development Program, (12/1/12 – 12/1/13)

Role: Principal Investigator

Award amount: $700

 

Chasson

01/14-Present               Faculty Development and Research Grant; Towson University. Towson MD; Prospective Study of the Impact of Maryland Waiver Services for Families and Children with Autism; Role: PI

 

10/12-Present              National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education; Towson University, Towson, MD;  State Utilization and Impacts of Medicaid HCBS Waiver Services for Families and Children with Autism; Role: Co-Investigator; PI: Karen Eskow

 

Elected or Appointed Positions

 

Lerner

  • APF Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship Review Committee (2014 – )
  • Editorial Board Member. Behavior Therapy (2014 – )
  • SSCP Varda Shoham Clinical Scientist Training Grant Review Committee (2014-)
  • Editorial Board Member. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders  (December 2013 – )
  • Co-Chair.ABCT Autism Spectrum & Developmental Disabilities SIG (2013 – )
  • SSCP Clinical Scientist Training Initiative Grant Review Committee (2010 – 2014)

 

Tudor

  • Invited to be on the committee for the SIG award committee.

 

Chasson

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders subcommittee; Maryland Psychological Association (01/12-01/14)
  • Scientific Advisory Committee; Hussman Center for Adults with Autism, Towson University, Towson, MD. (06/12-)

Awards

 

Lerner

  • 2013 –Best Submission & Keynote Address Winner – 2013 Autism Spectrum & Developmental Disorders Special Interest Group (ASDD SIG). Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
  • 2014 – Young Investigator Award: Best Clinical Empirical Paper of 2013. International Society for Autism Research (INSAR). $1,500
  • 2014-Who’s Who Featured Person, Spring 2014. Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association of New York (AHANY)
  • 2014-Director’s Early Independence Award: Finalist. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • 2014-Departmental Nominee. Council of Graduate Schools/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences

 

Danial

  • 2014-ASDD SIG Poster Award for the 2014 conference

Nadler

 

  • 2014 Research Scholars Symposium Award, Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

White

  • 2014  Sally Bohland Excellence in Access & Inclusion Award

 

 

Jobs/Internships/Training Positions

 Glover

  • Rebecca Glover got accepted to the Clinical Psychology PhD program at Washington State University.

Nadler

  • 2013-Present, Clinical Psychologist/Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Mercy      Kansas City & University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine

 

Lerner

  • Assistant Professor, Stony Brook Medicine, Department of Pediatrics – Voluntary Appointment (2013 – Present)
  • Assistant Professor, Stony Brook Medicine, Department of Psychiatry – Voluntary Appointment (2013-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University, Psychology Department – Clinical Area (2013-present)

 

Moskowitz

  • Assistant Professor, St. John’s University (2013-present)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, NYU Child Study Center, (2012-2013)

 

Pugliese

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (T32) in Clinical Developmental Neuroscience at Children’s National Health System

Maddox

  • APA-Accredited Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Internship: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Autism Track (2014-2015)

 

  • Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program

 

 

Tudor

  • Internship at OHSU – Internship in Developmental Disabilities and Pediatric Psychology (2014-2015).

 

  • Last year, I was accepted for the Autism Track of the NYU Child Study Center externship.