John Constantino

Blanche F Ittleson Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Pediatrics

    • 12854 Citations
    1992 …2020

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    Research interests

    Our various research projects have included work on the prevention of child maltreatment and its consequences, the promotion of healthy social development in young children and the genetic structure of inherited disorders of social development, including the autism spectrum disorders. The scientific contributions include the development of effective methods for engaging disadvantaged urban families in efforts that prevent child maltreatment and promote infants’ earliest social attachments. Our work has identified biochemical markers (measurable in infancy) of risk for antisocial development, and has pioneered the development of rapid quantitative methods for measuring inherited aspects of social impairment. These methods are currently used world-wide, and have been instrumental in disentangling nature-nurture effects on a broad array of social developmental disorders (including autism, conduct disorder, and personality disorder). Further, this work has opened new pathways to the discovery of genes that confer risk for these disorders, as well as new opportunities for the development of specific interventions to prevent and treat them.

    Areas of Clinical Interest

    Disorders of social development in children (infancy through early adulthood) including autism, abnormally aggressive behavior, personality disorder, and psychiatric complications of neurodevelopmental disorders.

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    Research Output

    Accelerating Motor Skill Acquisition for Bicycle Riding in Children with ASD: A Pilot Study

    Hawks, Z., Constantino, J. N., Weichselbaum, C. & Marrus, N., Jan 1 2020, In : Journal of autism and developmental disorders. 50, 1, p. 342-348 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Antidepressants, Pregnancy, and Autism: Setting the Record(s) Straight

    Maloney, S. E., Rogers, C. E. & Constantino, J. N., Jun 1 2020, In : The American journal of psychiatry. 177, 6, p. 479-481 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

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    1 Scopus citations

    Autism in neurofibromatosis type 1: misuse of covariance to dismiss autistic trait burden

    Morris, S. M., Acosta, M. T., Garg, S., Green, J., Legius, E., North, K., Payne, J. M., Weiss, L. A., Constantino, J. N. & Gutmann, D. H., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.

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    A video-based measure to identify autism risk in infancy

    Young, G. S., Constantino, J. N., Dvorak, S., Belding, A., Gangi, D., Hill, A., Hill, M., Miller, M., Parikh, C., Schwichtenberg, A. J., Solis, E. & Ozonoff, S., Jan 1 2020, In : Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines. 61, 1, p. 88-94 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Early identification of autism spectrum disorder among children aged 4 years - Early autism and developmental disabilities monitoring network, six sites, United States, 2016

    Shaw, K. A., Maenner, M. J., Baio, J., Washington, A., Christensen, D. L., Wiggins, L. D., Pettygrove, S., Andrews, J. G., White, T., Rosenberg, C. R., Constantino, J. N., Fitzgerald, R. T., Zahorodny, W., Shenouda, J., Daniels, J. L., Salinas, A., Durkin, M. S. & Dietz, P. M., 2020, In : MMWR Surveillance Summaries. 69, 3, p. 1-11 11 p.

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    Open Access
  • 15 Scopus citations