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.

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


Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Psychiatry




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. 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 May 29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29808002; DOI: 10.1038/s41372-017-0020-8;.
     
  2. 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;.
     
  3. 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 May 12; 110:181-188. PMID: 29763840; DOI: 10.1016/j.cyto.2018.05.004;.
     
  4. Robinson R, Wirt TC, Barbosa C, Amidi A, Chen S, Joseph RM, Fleischer AE. Routine Use of Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin For Deep Venous Thrombosis Prophylaxis After Foot and Ankle Surgery: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2018 May - Jun; 57(3):543-551. PMID: 29685566.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. Meakin CJ, Martin EM, Santos HP, Mokrova I, Kuban K, O'Shea TM, Joseph RM, Smeester L, Fry RC. Placental CpG methylation of HPA-axis genes is associated with cognitive impairment at age 10 among children born extremely preterm. Horm Behav. 2018 May; 101:29-35.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29477804.
     
  8. Leviton A, Joseph RM, Allred EN, O'Shea TM, Kuban KKC. Antenatal and neonatal antecedents of learning limitations in 10-year old children born extremely preterm. Early Hum Dev. 2018 Mar; 118:8-14. PMID: 29425911.
     
  9. 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 May; 66:45-53.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29413878; DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2018.01.001;.
     
  10. 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 Apr; 195:279-282.e3.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29336793; DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.11.056;.
     
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 82 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 17 publications in 2017

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autism
child development
child neuropsychology
developmental cognitive neuroscience
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