Robert M. Joseph, PhD
Associate 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.

Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Psychiatry


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




Environment, Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment & Health of Extremely Preterm Children
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2023 (PI)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NIH OD
4UH3OD023348-03

Minimally Verbal ASD: From Basic Mechanisms to Innovative Interventions
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2019 (SP Co-PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: Helen Tager-Flusberg, PhD
NIH/National Institute on Deafness & Communication Disorders
4P50DC013027-05

Placental Epigenome and Brain Dysfunction after Preterm Birth
09/08/2017 - 05/31/2019 (PI)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NIH NICHD
5R01HD092374-02

Environment, Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment & Health of Extremely Preterm Children
09/01/2017 - 08/31/2018 (PI)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NIH OD
5UG3OD023348-02

Environment, Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment & Health of Extremely Preterm Children
10/01/2016 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NIH OD
1UG3OD023348-01

Minimally Verbal ASD: From Basic Mechanisms to Innovative Interventions
04/17/2013 - 08/31/2016 (SP Co-PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: Helen Tager-Flusberg, PhD
NIH/National Institute on Deafness & Communication Disorders
5P50DC013027-04

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 15
2015 Clinical core 5P50DC013027-04-6029 15
2014 Clinical core 5P50DC013027-03-6029 15
2013 Clinical core 5P50DC013027-02-6029 15
2012 Clinical core 1P50DC013027-01-6029 15
2008 Neural Substrates of Gaze and Face Processing in Autism 5K01MH073944-04 9
2007 Neural Substrates of Gaze and Face Processing in Autism 5K01MH073944-03 9
2006 Neural Substrates of Gaze and Face Processing in Autism 5K01MH073944-02 9
2005 Neural Substrates of Gaze and Face Processing in Autism 1K01MH073944-01 9
2002 Faces and their communicative signals in autism 2U19DC003610-07-1 35
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  1. Santos HP, Bhattacharya A, Martin EM, Addo K, Psioda M, Smeester L, Joseph RM, Hooper SR, Frazier JA, Kuban KC, O'Shea TM, Fry RC. Epigenome-wide DNA methylation in placentas from preterm infants: association with maternal socioeconomic status. Epigenetics. 2019 Aug; 14(8):751-765.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31062658.
     
  2. Kuban KCK, Jara H, O'Shea TM, Heeren T, Joseph RM, Fichorova RN, Alshamrani K, Aakil A, Beaulieu F, Horn M, Douglass LM, Frazier JA, Hirtz D, Rollins JV, Cochran D, Paneth N. Association of Circulating Proinflammatory and Anti-inflammatory Protein Biomarkers in Extremely Preterm Born Children with Subsequent Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Volumes and Cognitive Function at Age 10 Years. J Pediatr. 2019 Jul; 210:81-90.e3.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31076229.
     
  3. Bangma JT, Kwiatkowski E, Psioda M, Santos HP, Hooper SR, Douglass L, Joseph RM, Frazier JA, Kuban KCK, O'Shea TM, Fry RC. Early life antecedents of positive child health among 10-year-old children born extremely preterm. Pediatr Res. 2019 Apr 20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31005057.
     
  4. Leviton A, Allred EN, Dammann O, Joseph RM, Fichorova RN, O'Shea TM, Kuban KCK. Socioeconomic status and early blood concentrations of inflammation-related and neurotrophic proteins among extremely preterm newborns. PLoS One. 2019; 14(3):e0214154.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30913246.
     
  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. Logan JW, Allred EN, Msall ME, Joseph RM, Michael O'Shea TT, Heeren T, Leviton A, Kuban KCK. Neurocognitive function of 10-year-old multiples born less than 28 weeks of gestational age. J Perinatol. 2019 Feb; 39(2):237-247.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30464222.
     
  7. Leviton A, Joseph RM, Fichorova RN, Allred EN, Gerry Taylor H, Michael O'Shea T, Dammann O. Executive Dysfunction Early Postnatal Biomarkers among Children Born Extremely Preterm. J Neuroimmune Pharmacol. 2019 Jun; 14(2):188-199. PMID: 30191383.
     
  8. Leviton A, Allred EN, Joseph RM, O'Shea TM, Majzoub J, Kuban KCK. Behavioural dysfunctions of 10-year-old children born extremely preterm associated with corticotropin-releasing hormone expression in the placenta. Acta Paediatr. 2018 Nov; 107(11):1932-1936.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29992644.
     
  9. Bangma JT, Kwiatkowski E, Psioda M, Santos HP, Hooper SR, Douglass L, Joseph RM, Frazier JA, Kuban KCK, O'Shea TM, Fry RC. Assessing Positive Child Health among Individuals Born Extremely Preterm. J Pediatr. 2018 11; 202:44-49.e4.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30078720.
     
  10. Kuban KCK, Heeren T, O'Shea TM, Joseph RM, Fichorova RN, Douglass L, Jara H, Frazier JA, Hirtz D, Taylor HG, Rollins JV, Paneth N. Among Children Born Extremely Preterm a Higher Level of Circulating Neurotrophins Is Associated with Lower Risk of Cognitive Impairment at School Age. J Pediatr. 2018 10; 201:40-48.e4.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30029870.
     
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 87 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 16 publications in 2017 and 2018

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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

autism
preterm birth
child development
child neuropsychology
developmental cognitive neuroscience
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