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Robert J. Joseph, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentAnatomy & Neurobiology
Address72 E. Concord St Instructional (L)
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-1311
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-6879-0254
Other Positions
TitleGraduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentPsychiatry

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
My clinical expertise is in the diagnosis and assessment (including neuropsychological evaluation) of children and young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders. My scholarly interests and expertise are in child development and developmental psychopathology, particularly brain-behavior relationships in developmental disorders. My research is aimed at defining the brain bases of social-communicative dysfunction as well as special abilities in autism spectrum disorder as a way of elucidating differences in brain architecture in autism. I use multiple methodologies to investigate neurocognitive function in autism, including computerized measures of behavioral response time, eye-tracking, and magnetic resonance imaging.

 NIH RePORTER Grants
 Self-Described Keywords
  • autism
  • child development
  • child neuropsychology
  • developmental cognitive neuroscience
 Publications
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  1. Joseph RM, Fricker Z, Keehn B. Activation of Frontoparietal Attention Networks by Nonpredictive Gaze and Arrow Cues. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2014 Apr 18.
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  2. O''Shea TM, Joseph RM, Kuban KC, Allred EN, Ware J, Coster T, Fichorova RN, Dammann O, Leviton A. Elevated blood levels of inflammation-related proteins are associated with an attention problem at age 24 mo in extremely preterm infants. Pediatr Res. 2014 Jun; 75(6):781-7.
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  3. Joseph RM, Fricker Z, Fenoglio A, Lindgren KA, Knaus TA, Tager-Flusberg H. Structural asymmetries of language-related gray and white matter and their relationship to language function in young children with ASD. Brain Imaging Behav. 2014 Mar; 8(1):60-72.
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  4. Viscidi EW, Triche EW, Pescosolido MF, McLean RL, Joseph RM, Spence SJ, Morrow EM. Clinical characteristics of children with autism spectrum disorder and co-occurring epilepsy. PLoS One. 2013; 8(7):e67797.
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  5. Yu TW, Chahrour MH, Coulter ME, Jiralerspong S, Okamura-Ikeda K, Ataman B, Schmitz-Abe K, Harmin DA, Adli M, Malik AN, D'Gama AM, Lim ET, Sanders SJ, Mochida GH, Partlow JN, Sunu CM, Felie JM, Rodriguez J, Nasir RH, Ware J, Joseph RM, Hill RS, Kwan BY, Al-Saffar M, Mukaddes NM, Hashmi A, Balkhy S, Gascon GG, Hisama FM, LeClair E, Poduri A, Oner O, Al-Saad S, Al-Awadi SA, Bastaki L, Ben-Omran T, Teebi AS, Al-Gazali L, Eapen V, Stevens CR, Rappaport L, Gabriel SB, Markianos K, State MW, Greenberg ME, Taniguchi H, Braverman NE, Morrow EM, Walsh CA. Using whole-exome sequencing to identify inherited causes of autism. Neuron. 2013 Jan 23; 77(2):259-73.
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  6. Khan S, Gramfort A, Shetty NR, Kitzbichler MG, Ganesan S, Moran JM, Lee SM, Gabrieli JD, Tager-Flusberg HB, Joseph RM, Herbert MR, Hämäläinen MS, Kenet T. Local and long-range functional connectivity is reduced in concert in autism spectrum disorders. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Feb 19; 110(8):3107-12.
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  7. Kenet T, Orekhova EV, Bharadwaj H, Shetty NR, Israeli E, Lee AK, Agam Y, Elam M, Joseph RM, Hämäläinen MS, Manoach DS. Disconnectivity of the cortical ocular motor control network in autism spectrum disorders. Neuroimage. 2012 Jul 16; 61(4):1226-34.
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  8. Mattila ML, Kielinen M, Linna SL, Jussila K, Ebeling H, Bloigu R, Joseph RM, Moilanen I. Autism spectrum disorders according to DSM-IV-TR and comparison with DSM-5 draft criteria: an epidemiological study. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2011 Jun; 50(6):583-592.e11.
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  9. Agam Y, Joseph RM, Barton JJ, Manoach DS. Reduced cognitive control of response inhibition by the anterior cingulate cortex in autism spectrum disorders. Neuroimage. 2010 Aug 1; 52(1):336-47.
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  10. Joseph RM, Keehn B, Connolly C, Wolfe JM, Horowitz TS. Why is visual search superior in autism spectrum disorder? Dev Sci. 2009 Nov; 12(6):1083-96.
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  11. Weiss LA, Arking DE. A genome-wide linkage and association scan reveals novel loci for autism. Nature. 2009 Oct 8; 461(7265):802-8.
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  12. Hadjikhani N, Joseph RM, Manoach DS, Naik P, Snyder J, Dominick K, Hoge R, Van den Stock J, Tager Flusberg H, de Gelder B. Body expressions of emotion do not trigger fear contagion in autism spectrum disorder. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2009 Mar; 4(1):70-8.
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  13. Keehn B, Joseph RM. Impaired prioritization of novel onset stimuli in autism spectrum disorder. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2008 Dec; 49(12):1296-303.
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  14. Joseph RM, Ehrman K, McNally R, Keehn B. Affective response to eye contact and face recognition ability in children with ASD. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2008 Nov; 14(6):947-55.
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  15. Morrow EM, Yoo SY, Flavell SW, Kim TK, Lin Y, Hill RS, Mukaddes NM, Balkhy S, Gascon G, Hashmi A, Al-Saad S, Ware J, Joseph RM, Greenblatt R, Gleason D, Ertelt JA, Apse KA, Bodell A, Partlow JN, Barry B, Yao H, Markianos K, Ferland RJ, Greenberg ME, Walsh CA. Identifying autism loci and genes by tracing recent shared ancestry. Science. 2008 Jul 11; 321(5886):218-23.
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  16. Thakkar KN, Polli FE, Joseph RM, Tuch DS, Hadjikhani N, Barton JJ, Manoach DS. Response monitoring, repetitive behaviour and anterior cingulate abnormalities in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Brain. 2008 Sep; 131(Pt 9):2464-78.
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  17. Gotham K, Risi S, Dawson G, Tager-Flusberg H, Joseph R, Carter A, Hepburn S, McMahon W, Rodier P, Hyman SL, Sigman M, Rogers S, Landa R, Spence MA, Osann K, Flodman P, Volkmar F, Hollander E, Buxbaum J, Pickles A, Lord C. A replication of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) revised algorithms. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2008 Jun; 47(6):642-51.
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  18. Hadjikhani N, Joseph RM, Snyder J, Tager-Flusberg H. Abnormal activation of the social brain during face perception in autism. Hum Brain Mapp. 2007 May; 28(5):441-9.
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  19. Tager-Flusberg H, Skwerer DP, Joseph RM. Model syndromes for investigating social cognitive and affective neuroscience: a comparison of Autism and Williams syndrome. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2006 Dec; 1(3):175-82.
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  20. Hadjikhani N, Joseph RM, Snyder J, Tager-Flusberg H. Anatomical differences in the mirror neuron system and social cognition network in autism. Cereb Cortex. 2006 Sep; 16(9):1276-82.
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  21. Joseph RM, Steele SD, Meyer E, Tager-Flusberg H. Self-ordered pointing in children with autism: failure to use verbal mediation in the service of working memory? Neuropsychologia. 2005; 43(10):1400-11.
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  22. Joseph RM, McGrath LM, Tager-Flusberg H. Executive dysfunction and its relation to language ability in verbal school-age children with autism. Dev Neuropsychol. 2005; 27(3):361-78.
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  23. Splawski I, Timothy KW, Sharpe LM, Decher N, Kumar P, Bloise R, Napolitano C, Schwartz PJ, Joseph RM, Condouris K, Tager-Flusberg H, Priori SG, Sanguinetti MC, Keating MT. Ca(V)1.2 calcium channel dysfunction causes a multisystem disorder including arrhythmia and autism. Cell. 2004 Oct 1; 119(1):19-31.
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  24. Hadjikhani N, Joseph RM, Snyder J, Chabris CF, Clark J, Steele S, McGrath L, Vangel M, Aharon I, Feczko E, Harris GJ, Tager-Flusberg H. Activation of the fusiform gyrus when individuals with autism spectrum disorder view faces. Neuroimage. 2004 Jul; 22(3):1141-50.
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  25. Ozonoff S, Cook I, Coon H, Dawson G, Joseph RM, Klin A, McMahon WM, Minshew N, Munson JA, Pennington BF, Rogers SJ, Spence MA, Tager-Flusberg H, Volkmar FR, Wrathall D. Performance on Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery subtests sensitive to frontal lobe function in people with autistic disorder: evidence from the Collaborative Programs of Excellence in Autism network. J Autism Dev Disord. 2004 Apr; 34(2):139-50.
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  26. Hadjikhani N, Chabris CF, Joseph RM, Clark J, McGrath L, Aharon I, Feczko E, Tager-Flusberg H, Harris GJ. Early visual cortex organization in autism: an fMRI study. Neuroreport. 2004 Feb 9; 15(2):267-70.
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  27. Joseph RM, Tager-Flusberg H. The relationship of theory of mind and executive functions to symptom type and severity in children with autism. Dev Psychopathol. 2004; 16(1):137-55.
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  28. Tager-Flusberg H, Plesa-Skwerer D, Faja S, Joseph RM. People with Williams syndrome process faces holistically. Cognition. 2003 Aug; 89(1):11-24.
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  29. Joseph RM, Tanaka J. Holistic and part-based face recognition in children with autism. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2003 May; 44(4):529-42.
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  30. Deutsch CK, Joseph RM. Brief report: cognitive correlates of enlarged head circumference in children with autism. J Autism Dev Disord. 2003 Apr; 33(2):209-15.
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  31. Tager-Flusberg H, Joseph RM. Identifying neurocognitive phenotypes in autism. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2003 Feb 28; 358(1430):303-14.
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  32. Joseph RM, Tager-Flusberg H, Lord C. Cognitive profiles and social-communicative functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2002 Sep; 43(6):807-21.
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  33. Tager-Flusberg H, Joseph R, Folstein S. Current directions in research on autism. Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev. 2001; 7(1):21-9.
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  34. Joseph RM. Neuropsychological frameworks for understanding autism. Int Rev Psychiatry. 1999 Nov; 11(4):309-24.
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  35. Joseph RM. Intention and knowledge in preschoolers' conception of pretend. Child Dev. 1998 Aug; 69(4):966-80; discussion 994-5.
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  36. Joseph RM, Tager-Flusberg H. An investigation of attention and affect in children with autism and Down syndrome. J Autism Dev Disord. 1997 Aug; 27(4):385-96.
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