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, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences




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

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 & Communication Disorders
4P50DC013027-05

Placental Epigenome and Brain Dysfunction after Preterm Birth
09/08/2017 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NIH NICHD
1R01HD092374-01

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 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, 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. 2018 Sep 06. PMID: 30191383.
     
  2. 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 Aug 02.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30078720.
     
  3. 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 Jul 18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30029870.
     
  4. 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 Jul 10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29992644.
     
  5. Linthavong O, O'Shea TM, Allred E, Perrin E, Bauserman M, Joseph RM, Leviton A, Heeren TC, Kuban KCK. Neurocognitive and Health Correlates of Overweight and Obesity among Ten-Year-Old Children Born Extremely Preterm. J Pediatr. 2018 Sep; 200:84-90.e4.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29960765.
     
  6. O'Shea TM, Joseph RM, Allred EN, Taylor HG, Leviton A, Heeren T, Douglass LM, Frazier JA, Jara H, Kuban KCK. Accuracy of the Bayley-II mental development index at 2 years as a predictor of cognitive impairment at school age among children born extremely preterm. J Perinatol. 2018 Jul; 38(7):908-916.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29808002; DOI: 10.1038/s41372-017-0020-8;.
     
  7. Sriram S, Schreiber MD, Msall ME, Kuban KCK, Joseph RM, O' Shea TM, Allred EN, Leviton A. Cognitive Development and Quality of Life Associated With BPD in 10-Year-Olds Born Preterm. Pediatrics. 2018 Jun; 141(6).View Related Profiles. PMID: 29773664; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2017-2719;.
     
  8. Leviton A, Joseph RM, Allred EN, Fichorova RN, O'Shea TM, Kuban KKC, Dammann O. The risk of neurodevelopmental disorders at age 10?years associated with blood concentrations of interleukins 4 and 10 during the first postnatal month of children born extremely preterm. Cytokine. 2018 Oct; 110:181-188. PMID: 29763840; DOI: 10.1016/j.cyto.2018.05.004;.
     
  9. Babata K, Bright HR, Allred EN, Erdei C, Kuban KCK, Joseph RM, O'Shea TM, Dammann O, Leviton A. Socioemotional dysfunctions at age 10?years in extremely preterm newborns with late-onset bacteremia. Early Hum Dev. 2018 Jun; 121:1-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29702395.
     
  10. Tilley SK, Martin EM, Smeester L, Joseph RM, Kuban KCK, Heeren TC, Dammann OU, O'Shea TM, Fry RC. Placental CpG methylation of infants born extremely preterm predicts cognitive impairment later in life. PLoS One. 2018; 13(3):e0193271.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29513726.
     
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 81 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 16 publications in 2017

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autism
child development
child neuropsychology
developmental cognitive neuroscience
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