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Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Epidemiology


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Selected Publications

Croen LA, Connors SL, Matevia M, Qian Y, Newschaffer C, Zimmerman AW. Prenatal exposure to ß2-andrenergic receptor agonists and risk of autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. 2011 Dec; 3(4):307-14. Epub 2011 Aug 27. PubMed abstract.

 Bowers K, Li Q, Bressler J, Avramopoulos D, Newschaffer C, Fallin MD. Glutathione pathway gene variation and risk of autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. 2011 Jun;3(2):132-43. Epub 2011 Mar 5. PMID: 21484198 [PubMed - in process] PubMed abstract.

Bookman EB, McAllister K, Gillanders E, Wanke K, Balshaw D, Rutter J, Reedy J, Shaughnessy D, Agurs-Collins T, Paltoo D, Atienza A, Bierut L, Kraft P, Fallin MD, Perera F, Turkheimer E, Boardman J, Marazita ML, Rappaport SM, Boerwinkle E, Suomi SJ, Caporaso NE, Hertz-Picciotto I, Jacobson KC, Lowe WL, Goldman LR, Duggal P, Gunnar MR, Manolio TA, Green ED, Olster DH, Birnbaum LS; for the NIH G × E Interplay Workshop participants. Gene-environment interplay in common complex diseases: forging an integrative model-recommendations from an NIH workshop. Genetic Epidemiology. 2011 Sep;35(6):469-78. doi: 10.1002/gepi.20595. Epub 2011 May 26. PubMed abstract.

Croen LA, Grether JK, Yoshida CK, Odouli R, Hendrick V. Antidepressant use during pregnancy and childhood autism spectrum disorders. Archives of General Psychiatry.   2011 Nov;68(11):1104-12. doi: 10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.73 Epub 2011 Jul 4.  PubMed abstract.

Newschaffer CJ, Croen LA, Daniels J, Giarelli E, Grether JK, Levy SE, Mandell DS, Miller LA, Pinto-Martin J.  The epidemiology of autism spectrum disorders.  Annual Review of Public Health 2007 Jan 2. PubMed abstract

Cheslack-Postava K, Fallin MD, Avramopoulos D, Connors SL, Zimmerman AW, Eberhart CG, Newschaffer CJ.  Beta(2)-adrenergic receptor gene variants and risk for autism in the AGRE cohort.  Molecular Psychiatry 2007 Jan 2. PubMed abstract.

Thurm AE, Lord C, Lee L-C, Newschaffer CJ (2006).  Predictors of language acquisition in preschool children with autism spectrum disorders.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2006 Dec 19. PubMed abstract.

Lee L-C, David AB, Rusyniak J, Landa R, Newschaffer CJ.  Performance of the Social Communication Questionnaire in children receiving preschool special education servicesResearch in Autism Spectrum Disorders 2007; 1:126-38. ScienceDirect abstract.

Lee L-C, Zachary AA, Leffell MS, Newschaffer CJ, Matteson KJ, Tyler JD, Zimmerman AW. HLA-DR4 in Families with Autism.  Pediatric Neurology 2006 Nov; 35(5): 303-7.  PubMed abstract.

Zandi PP, Kalaydjian A, Avramopoulos D, Shao H, Fallin MD, Newschaffer CJ.  Rh and ABO maternal-fetal incompatibility and risk of autism. American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics : the official publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics 2006 Sep 5; 141(6): 643-7.  PubMed abstract.

DosReis S, Weiner CL, Johnson L, Newschaffer CJ.  Autism spectrum disorders screening and management practices among general pediatric providers.  Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 2006; 27:S88-S94.  PubMed abstract.

Lee L-C, Huang K-Y, Halpern CT, Newschaffer CJ (2006).  The impact of maternal depression on developmental psychopathology during early childhood.  In: Parent Child Relations, Columbus F (ed.).  Hauppauge, NY, Nova Science Publishers (in press).

Jansiewicz EM, Goldberg MC, Newschaffer CJ, Denckla MB, Landa R, Mostofsky SH.  Motor signs distinguish children with high functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome from controls.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2006 Jul; 36(5): 613-21.  PubMed abstract.

Newschaffer CJ.  Investigating diagnostic substitution and autism prevalence trends.  Pediatrics 2006 Apr; 117(4): 1438-9.  PubMed abstract.

Connors SL, Crowell DE, Eberhart CG, Copeland J, Newschaffer CJ, Spence SJ, Zimmerman AW.  ?2-adrenergic receptor activation and genetic polymorphisms in autism: Data from dizygotic twins.  Journal of Clinical Neurology 2005 Nov; 20(11): 876-84.  PubMed abstract.

Newschaffer CJ, Falb MD, Gurney JG.  National autism prevalence trends from United States special education data.  Pediatrics 2005; 115:277-282.  PubMed abstract.

Mostofsky SH, Newschaffer CJ, Denckla MB.  Overflow movements predict impaired response inhibition in children with ADHD.  Perceptual and Motor Skills 2003 Dec; 97(3 Pt 2):1315-31.  PubMed abstract.

Karapurkar T, Lee N, Kresch Curran L, Newschaffer C, Yeargin-Allsopp M.  The epidemiology of autism and autism spectrum disorders.  In: Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children , Gupta VB (ed.).  New York, NY: Marcel Dekker, Inc., 2003.

Newschaffer CJ, Curran LK.  Autism: An emerging public health problem.  Public Health Reports 2003 Sep/Oct; 118(5):393-399.  PubMed abstract.

Kaufmann WE, Cooper KL, Mostofsky SH, Capone GT, Kates WR, Newschaffer CJ, Bukelis I, Stump MH, Jann AE, Lanham DC.  Specificity of cerebellar vermian abnormalities in autism: a quantitative magnetic resonance imaging study.  Journal of Child Neurology 2003 Jul;18(7):463-70.  PubMed abstract.

Gurney JA, Fritz MS, Ness KK, Sievers P, Newschaffer CJ, Shapiro E.  Analysis of prevalence trends of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Minnesota.  Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 2003 Jul; 157(7):622-627.  PubMed abstract.

Newschaffer CJ, Fallin MD, Lee NL.  Heritable and non-heritable risk factors for autism.  Epidemiologic Reviews 2002; 24(2):137-153.  PubMed abstract.


New Publications

Co-occurring Conditions and Change in Diagnosis in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Pediatrics, 2012


Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health examined the relationship between the co-occurring conditions in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and whether the children’s ASD diagnosis remained stable or changed. The authors found that the type and number of co-occurring conditions vary by children’s age.    Pediatrics abstract