Yanru Chen
Postdoctoral Associate
Boston University College of Arts and Sciences
Psychological and Brain Sciences

Yanru Chen is a postdoctoral associate at the Center for Autism Research Excellence and an incoming research assistant professor at the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University. She is also the project manager of a longitudinal, multi-site project on language development in minimally verbal autistic children. She received her Ph.D. in the Intellectual Disability and Autism program from Columbia University and has more than 10 years of experience working with autistic children and their families in both research and school settings. Her clinical expertise includes delivering gold-standard autism observational assessment as a trained and reliable ADOS clinician and providing naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Her research focuses on executive function, language development, and social communication and engagement in autistic children using behavioral measures, electroencephalograph (EEG), parent and teacher reports, and large-scale data, aiming to promote social-emotional development and school success for autistic children.

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

iCite Analysis       Copy PMIDs To Clipboard

  1. Chen Y, Jahromi LB. Self-Regulation and Academic Learning in Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Links to School Engagement and Levels of Autism Characteristics. J Autism Dev Disord. 2024 Mar 15. PMID: 38489105; DOI: 10.1007/s10803-024-06288-4;
  2. Chen Y, Siles B, Tager-Flusberg H. Receptive language and receptive-expressive discrepancy in minimally verbal autistic children and adolescents. Autism Res. 2024 Feb; 17(2):381-394.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38149732; PMCID: PMC10922817; DOI: 10.1002/aur.3079;
  3. Chen, Y., Hantman, R., & Tager-Flusberg, H. Parent-rated anxiety in autistic adolescents and young adults: Concurrent links to autism traits and chronic sleep problems. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. 2023; 101. View Publication
  4. Nijdam-Jones A, Chen Y, Rosenfeld B. Detection of feigned posttraumatic stress disorder: A meta-analysis of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2). Psychol Trauma. 2020 Oct; 12(7):790-798. PMID: 32463283; DOI: 10.1037/tra0000593;
  5. Jahromi LB, Chen Y, Dakopolos AJ, Chorneau A. Delay of gratification in preschoolers with and without autism spectrum disorder: Individual differences and links to executive function, emotion regulation, and joint attention. Autism. 2019 Oct; 23(7):1720-1731. PMID: 30795706; DOI: 10.1177/1362361319828678;

This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 5 publications over 4 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2023


Contact for Mentoring:

705 Commonwealth Ave
Boston MA 02215
Google Map

Chen's Networks
Click the "See All" links for more information and interactive visualizations
Similar People
Same Department