Robert J. Joseph, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Anatomy & Neurobiology

PhD, University of Massachusetts Boston

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.

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences

Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine

Minimally Verbal ASD: From Basic Mechanisms to Innovative Interventions
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2018 (SP Co-PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: Helen Tager-Flusberg, PhD
NIH/National Institute on Deafness & Com

Environment, Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment & Health of Extremely Preterm Children
10/01/2016 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
University of North Carolina at Chapel H NIH OD

Behavioral and Brain Imaging Studies of Verbal/Nonverbal Integration in Autism
07/01/2005 - 06/30/2007 (Co-PI)
National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR)

Functional Connectivity of Language Areas in Autism and Specific Language Impairment
07/01/2005 - 06/30/2007 (Co-PI)
National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR)

White Matter Structure as a Neurobiological Marker for Language Acquisition and Development in Autism
07/01/2004 - 06/01/2007 (PI)
National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR)

Facial Expressions of Emotion in Autism
04/15/2003 - 11/15/2003 (Co-PI)
RepliGen Corporation

Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2016 Clinical core 4P50DC013027-05-6029 4
2015 Clinical core 5P50DC013027-04-6029 4
2014 Clinical core 5P50DC013027-03-6029 4
2013 Clinical core 5P50DC013027-02-6029 4
2012 Clinical core 1P50DC013027-01-6029 4
2008 Neural Substrates of Gaze and Face Processing in Autism 5K01MH073944-04 7
2007 Neural Substrates of Gaze and Face Processing in Autism 5K01MH073944-03 7
2006 Neural Substrates of Gaze and Face Processing in Autism 5K01MH073944-02 7
2005 Neural Substrates of Gaze and Face Processing in Autism 1K01MH073944-01 7
2002 Faces and their communicative signals in autism 2U19DC003610-07-1 31
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  1. Leviton A, Dammann O, Allred EN, Joseph RM, Fichorova RN, O''Shea TM, Kuban KCK. Neonatal systemic inflammation and the risk of low scores on measures of reading and mathematics achievement at age 10 years among children born extremely preterm. Int J Dev Neurosci. 2018 Feb 01; 66:45-53. PMID: 29413878; DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2018.01.001;.
  2. Burnett AC, Anderson PJ, Joseph RM, Allred EN, O''Shea TM, Kuban KCK, Leviton A. Hand Preference and Cognitive, Motor, and Behavioral Functioning in 10-Year-Old Extremely Preterm Children. J Pediatr. 2018 Jan 11.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29336793; DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.11.056;.
  3. Leviton A, Joseph RM, Allred EN, O''Shea TM, Taylor HG, Kuban KKC. Antenatal and Neonatal Antecedents of Executive Dysfunctions in Extremely Preterm Children. J Child Neurol. 2018 Mar; 33(3):198-208. PMID: 29322860; DOI: 10.1177/0883073817750499;.
  4. Joseph RM, O''Shea TM, Allred EN, Heeren T, Kuban KK. Maternal educational status at birth, maternal educational advancement, and neurocognitive outcomes at age 10 years among children born extremely preterm. Pediatr Res. 2017 Nov 22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29072866.
  5. Hirschberger RG, Kuban KCK, O''Shea TM, Joseph RM, Heeren T, Douglass LM, Stafstrom CE, Jara H, Frazier JA, Hirtz D, Rollins JV, Paneth N. Co-occurrence and Severity of Neurodevelopmental Burden (Cognitive Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Epilepsy) at Age Ten Years in Children Born Extremely Preterm. Pediatr Neurol. 2018 Feb; 79:45-52.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29310907.
  6. Korzeniewski SJ, Joseph RM, Kim SH, Allred EN, O'Shea TM, Leviton A, Kuban KCK. Social Responsiveness Scale Assessment of the Preterm Behavioral Phenotype in 10-Year-Olds Born Extremely Preterm. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2017 Nov/Dec; 38(9):697-705.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28857804.
  7. Korzeniewski SJ, Allred EN, Joseph RM, Heeren T, Kuban KCK, O''Shea TM, Leviton A. Neurodevelopment at Age 10 Years of Children Born <28 Weeks With Fetal Growth Restriction. Pediatrics. 2017 Nov; 140(5).View Related Profiles. PMID: 29030525; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2017-0697;.
  8. Akshoomoff N, Joseph RM, Taylor HG, Allred EN, Heeren T, O'Shea TM, Kuban KCK. Academic Achievement Deficits and Their Neuropsychological Correlates in Children Born Extremely Preterm. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2017 Oct; 38(8):627-637.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28877090.
  9. van der Burg JW, Jensen ET, van de Bor M, Joseph RM, O''Shea TM, Kuban K, Allred EN, Scott M, Hunter S, Hooper SR, Dammann O, Leviton A. Maternal obesity and attention-related symptoms in the preterm offspring. Early Hum Dev. 2017 Dec; 115:9-15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28822870.
  10. Heeren T, Joseph RM, Allred EN, O''Shea TM, Leviton A, Kuban KCK. Cognitive functioning at the age of 10?years among children born extremely preterm: a latent profile approach. Pediatr Res. 2017 Oct; 82(4):614-619.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28582386; DOI: 10.1038/pr.2017.82;.
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

child development
child neuropsychology
developmental cognitive neuroscience
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