Helen Tager-Flusberg, PhD

As the director of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience lab, Dr. Tager-Flusberg oversees all the main activities of its research programs. She has long-standing interests in language and social-cognitive development in a number of different populations, especially autism, Williams syndrome, and developmental language disorders. More recently, her research has explored the connections among genes, brain pathology and cognitive/behavioral impairments in people with these disorders at different ages. Her work is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and private foundations. She has edited several books, published many articles and chapters, and serves on the editorial boards of a number of professional journals.

Director
Boston University
Center for Autism Research Excellence



2012 James McKeen Cattell Fellowship Fund Award
2011-2013 International Society for Autism Research: President
2008 American Association for the Advancement of Science: Elected Fellow
2006 Association for Psychological Science: Elected Fellow


A Novel Intervention for Training Auditory Attention in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
Department of Defense/Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity


Functions and Development of the Mirror Neuron System - Project IV (Boston)
09/05/2016 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
University of Maryland NIH NICHD
5P01HD064653-08

Neurobehavioral Research on Infants at risk for language Delay and ASD
12/11/2015 - 11/30/2020 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Deafness & Communication Disorders
5R01DC010290-09

Minimally Verbal ASD: From Basic Mechanisms to Innovative Interventions
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Deafness & Communication Disorders
4P50DC013027-05

Developing expressive language outcome measures for ASD Clinical trials
09/01/2015 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
Simons Foundation


Williams Syndrome: International Scientific and Professional Conference
04/01/2016 - 03/31/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
4R13HD072755-05

Minimally Verbal ASD: From Basic Mechanisms to Innovative Interventions
04/17/2013 - 08/31/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Deafness & Communication Disorders
5P50DC013027-04

Brain Bases of Language Deficits in SLI and ASD
08/08/2011 - 07/31/2016 (PI)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology NIH NIDCD
5R01DC011339-05

Williams Syndrome: International Scientific and Professional Conference
04/01/2012 - 03/31/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Institutes of Health
5R13HD072755-04

Markers of Early Speech Development in Children At Risk for Autism
01/01/2015 - 06/30/2015 (PI)
Autism Science Foundation


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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2019 Neurobehavioral Research on Infants at Risk for Language Delay and ASD 5R01DC010290-09 47
2018 Neurobehavioral Research on Infants at Risk for Language Delay and ASD 5R01DC010290-08 47
2018 Neurobehavioral Research on Infants at Risk for Language Delay and ASD 3R01DC010290-08S1 47
2018 Project IV: Investigating the Mirror Neuron System in austism spectrum disorder 5P01HD064653-08-5134 87
2017 Neurobehavioral Research on Infants at Risk for Language Delay and ASD 5R01DC010290-07 47
2017 Project IV: Investigating the Mirror Neuron System in austism spectrum disorder 5P01HD064653-07-5134 87
2016 Minimally Verbal ASD: From Basic Mechanisms to Innovative Interventions 4P50DC013027-05 15
2016 Williams Syndrome: International Scientific and Professional Conference 4R13HD072755-05
2016 Neurobehavioral Research on Infants at Risk for Language Delay and ASD 2R01DC010290-06A1 47
2016 Research, training and education 4P50DC013027-05-6028 15
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  1. Wilkinson CL, Levin AR, Gabard-Durnam LJ, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson CA. Reduced frontal gamma power at 24 months is associated with better expressive language in toddlers at risk for autism. Autism Res. 2019 May 22. PMID: 31119899.
     
  2. Plesa Skwerer D, Brukilacchio B, Chu A, Eggleston B, Meyer S, Tager-Flusberg H. Do minimally verbal and verbally fluent individuals with autism spectrum disorder differ in their viewing patterns of dynamic social scenes? Autism. 2019 May 09; 1362361319845563. PMID: 31067982.
     
  3. Kadlaskar G, Seidl A, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson CA, Keehn B. Atypical Response to Caregiver Touch in Infants at High Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2019 Apr 23. PMID: 31016672.
     
  4. Choi B, Shah P, Rowe ML, Nelson CA, Tager-Flusberg H. Gesture Development, Caregiver Responsiveness, and Language and Diagnostic Outcomes in Infants at High and Low Risk for Autism. J Autism Dev Disord. 2019 Mar 14. PMID: 30877417.
     
  5. Plesa Skwerer D, Joseph RM, Eggleston B, Meyer SR, Tager-Flusberg H. Prevalence and Correlates of Psychiatric Symptoms in Minimally Verbal Children and Adolescents With ASD. Front Psychiatry. 2019; 10:43.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30833910.
     
  6. Jones RM, Plesa Skwerer D, Pawar R, Hamo A, Carberry C, Ajodan EL, Caulley D, Silverman MR, McAdoo S, Meyer S, Yoder A, Clements M, Lord C, Tager-Flusberg H. How effective is LENA in detecting speech vocalizations and language produced by children and adolescents with ASD in different contexts? Autism Res. 2019 Apr; 12(4):628-635. PMID: 30638310.
     
  7. Iverson JM, Shic F, Wall CA, Chawarska K, Curtin S, Estes A, Gardner JM, Hutman T, Landa RJ, Levin AR, Libertus K, Messinger DS, Nelson CA, Ozonoff S, Sacrey LR, Sheperd K, Stone WL, Tager-Flusberg HB, Wolff JJ, Yirmiya N, Young GS. Early motor abilities in infants at heightened versus low risk for ASD: A Baby Siblings Research Consortium (BSRC) study. J Abnorm Psychol. 2019 Jan; 128(1):69-80. PMID: 30628809.
     
  8. Tager-Flusberg H. Introduction to the Research Symposium Forum. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2018 Nov 08; 61(11):2613-2614. PMID: 30418490.
     
  9. Knaus TA, Kamps J, Foundas AL, Tager-Flusberg H. Atypical PT anatomy in children with autism spectrum disorder with expressive language deficits. Brain Imaging Behav. 2018 Oct; 12(5):1419-1430. PMID: 29260380.
     
  10. Chenausky K, Norton A, Tager-Flusberg H, Schlaug G. Behavioral predictors of improved speech output in minimally verbal children with autism. Autism Res. 2018 Oct; 11(10):1356-1365. PMID: 30230700.
     
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 210 publications over 34 distinct years, with a maximum of 17 publications in 2013

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Autism Spectrum Disorders
Language Development
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