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 and research interests 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 (Subcontract PI)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NIH OD
4UH3OD023348-03

Placental Epigenome and Brain Dysfunction after Preterm Birth
09/08/2017 - 05/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NIH NICHD
5R01HD092374-03

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

Environment, Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment & Health of Extremely Preterm Children
09/01/2017 - 08/31/2018 (Subcontract 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 (Subcontract 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



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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2016 Clinical core 4P50DC013027-05-6029 21
2015 Clinical core 5P50DC013027-04-6029 21
2014 Clinical core 5P50DC013027-03-6029 21
2013 Clinical core 5P50DC013027-02-6029 21
2012 Clinical core 1P50DC013027-01-6029 21
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. Lyall K, Hosseini M, Ladd-Acosta C, Ning X, Catellier D, Constantino JN, Croen LA, Kaat AJ, Botteron K, Bush NR, Dager SR, Duarte CS, Fallin MD, Hazlett H, Hertz-Picciotto I, Joseph RM, Karagas MR, Korrick S, Landa R, Messinger D, Oken E, Ozonoff S, Piven J, Pandey J, Sathyanarayana S, Schultz RT, St John T, Schmidt R, Volk H, Newschaffer CJ. Distributional Properties and Criterion Validity of a Shortened Version of the Social Responsiveness Scale: Results from the ECHO Program and Implications for Social Communication Research. J Autism Dev Disord. 2020 Sep 17. PMID: 32944847
     
  2. Venkatesh KK, Leviton A, Hecht JL, Joseph RM, Douglass LM, Frazier JA, Daniels JL, Fry RC, O'Shea TM, Kuban KCK. Histologic chorioamnionitis and risk of neurodevelopmental impairment at age 10 years among extremely preterm infants born before 28 weeks of gestation. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 May 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32387324
     
  3. Dvir Y, Frazier JA, Joseph RM, Mokrova I, Moore PS, O'Shea TM, Hooper SR, Santos HP, Kuban K. Psychiatric Symptoms: Prevalence, Co-occurrence, and Functioning Among Extremely Low Gestational Age Newborns at Age 10 Years. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2019 12; 40(9):725-734.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31764608
     
  4. Tomlinson MS, Santos HP, Stewart JR, Joseph R, Leviton A, Onderdonk AB, Kuban KCK, Heeren T, O'Shea TM, Fry RC. Neurocognitive and social-communicative function of children born very preterm at 10 years of age: Associations with microorganisms recovered from the placenta parenchyma. J Perinatol. 2020 02; 40(2):306-315.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31624322
     
  5. Bangma JT, Kwiatkowski E, Psioda M, Santos HP, Hooper SR, Douglass L, Joseph RM, Frazier JA, Kuban KCK, O'Shea TM, Fry RC. Understanding positive child health. Pediatr Res. 2019 12; 86(6):690-691.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31521061
     
  6. 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 08; 14(8):751-765.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31062658
     
  7. 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 07; 210:81-90.e3.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31076229
     
  8. 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 12; 86(6):758-765.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31005057
     
  9. 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
     
  10. 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
     
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Bar chart showing 92 publications over 23 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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