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Autism Research Centre - Publications

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The Autism Research Centre seeks to improve the function and quality of life of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD or autism) and their families through research.

Click here to see Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou`s publications.

Click here to see Dr. Jessica Brian`s publications.

Click here to see Dr. Azadeh Kushki`s publications.

Click here to see Dr. Melanie Penner`s publications.
 


Here is a selection of the published Autism research results:

Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou

  • Lord, C., Charman, T., Havdahl, A., Carbone, P., Anagnostou, E., Boyd, B., Carr, T., de Vries, P. J., Dissanayake, C., Divan, G., Freitag, C. M., Gotelli, M. M., Kasari, C., Knapp, M., Mundy, P., Plank, A., Scahill, L., Servili, C., Shattuck, P., Simonoff, E., … McCauley, J. B. (2021). The Lancet Commission on the future of care and clinical research in autism. Lancet (London, England), S0140-6736(21)01541-5. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01541-5.
  • Loureiro, L. O., Howe, J. L., Reuter, M. S., Iaboni, A., Calli, K., Roshandel, D., Pritišanac, I., Moses, A., Forman-Kay, J. D., Trost, B., Zarrei, M., Rennie, O., Lau, L., Marshall, C. R., Srivastava, S., Godlewski, B., Buttermore, E. D., Sahin, M., Hartley, D., Frazier, T., … , Anagnostou, E., Scherer, S. W. (2021). A recurrent SHANK3 frameshift variant in Autism Spectrum Disorder. NPJ genomic medicine6(1), 91. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41525-021-00254-0.
  • Gharehgazlou, A., Vandewouw, M., Ziolkowski, J., Wong, J., Crosbie, J., Schachar, R., Nicolson, R., Georgiades, S., Kelley, E., Ayub, M., Hammill, C., Ameis, S. H., Taylor, M. J., Lerch, J. P., & Anagnostou, E. (2021). Cortical Gyrification Morphology in ASD and ADHD: Implication for Further Similarities or Disorder-Specific Features?. Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), bhab326. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhab326.
  • Soorya, L. V., Fogg, L., Ocampo, E., Printen, M., Youngkin, S., Halpern, D., Kolevzon, A., Lee, S., Grodberg, D., & Anagnostou, E. (2021). Neurocognitive Outcomes from Memantine: A Pilot, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology31(7), 475–484. https://doi.org/10.1089/cap.2021.0010.
  • Kushki, A., Cardy, R. E., Panahandeh, S., Malihi, M., Hammill, C., Brian, J., Iaboni, A., Taylor, M. J., Schachar, R., Crosbie, J., Arnold, P., Kelley, E., Ayub, M., Nicolson, R., Georgiades, S., Lerch, J. P., & Anagnostou, E. (2021). Cross-Diagnosis Structural Correlates of Autistic-Like Social Communication Differences. Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991)31(11), 5067–5076. https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhab142.
  • Cost, K. T., Crosbie, J., Anagnostou, E., Birken, C. S., Charach, A., Monga, S., Kelley, E., Nicolson, R., Maguire, J. L., Burton, C. L., Schachar, R. J., Arnold, P. D., & Korczak, D. J. (2021). Mostly worse, occasionally better: impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of Canadian children and adolescents. European child & adolescent psychiatry, 1–14. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-021-01744-3.

Dr. Jessica Brian

  • Brian, J., Drmic, I., Roncadin, C., Dowds, E., Shaver, C., Smith, I.M., Zwaigenbaum, L., Sacrey, L., Bryson, S.E. (2022). Effectiveness of a parent-mediated intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder: Evidence from a large community implementation. Autism. January 2022. doi:10.1177/13623613211068934.
  • Grzadzinski, R., Amso, D., Landa, R., Watson, L., Guralnick, M., Zwaigenbaum, L., Deák, G., Estes, A., Brian, J., Bath, K., Elison, J., Abbeduto, L., Wolff, J., & Piven, J. (2021). Pre-symptomatic intervention for autism spectrum disorder (ASD): defining a research agenda. Journal of neurodevelopmental disorders13(1), 49. https://doi.org/10.1186/s11689-021-09393-y.
  • Sacrey, L. R., Zwaigenbaum, L., Brian, J. A., Smith, I. M., Armstrong, V., Raza, S., Vaillancourt, T., & Schmidt, L. A. (2021). Affect and gaze responses during an Emotion-Evoking Task in infants at an increased likelihood for autism spectrum disorder. Molecular autism12(1), 63. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13229-021-00468-0.
  • Patterson, J. W., Armstrong, V., Duku, E., Richard, A., Franchini, M., Brian, J., Zwaigenbaum, L., Bryson, S. E., Sacrey, L. R., Roncadin, C., & Smith, I. M. (2021). Early trajectories of motor skills in infant siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research, 10.1002/aur.2641. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/aur.2641.
  • Cardy, R. E., Dupuis, A., Anagnostou, E., Ziolkowski, J., Biddiss, E. A., Monga, S., Brian, J., Penner, M., & Kushki, A. (2021). Characterizing Changes in Screen Time During the COVID-19 Pandemic School Closures in Canada and Its Perceived Impact on Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Frontiers in psychiatry12, 702774. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.702774.
  • Teskey, G., Anagnostou, E., Mankad, D., Smile, S., Roberts, W., Brian, J., Bowdish, D., & Foster, J. A. (2021). Intestinal permeability correlates with behavioural severity in very young children with ASD: A preliminary study. Journal of neuroimmunology357, 577607. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroim.2021.577607

Dr. Azadeh Kushki

  • Nguyen, J., Cardy, R. E., Anagnostou, E., Brian, J., & Kushki, A. (2021). Examining the effect of a wearable, anxiety detection technology on improving the awareness of anxiety signs in autism spectrum disorder: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Molecular autism12(1), 72. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13229-021-00477-z.
  • Kushki, A., Cardy, R. E., Panahandeh, S., Malihi, M., Hammill, C., Brian, J., Iaboni, A., Taylor, M. J., Schachar, R., Crosbie, J., Arnold, P., Kelley, E., Ayub, M., Nicolson, R., Georgiades, S., Lerch, J. P., & Anagnostou, E. (2021). Cross-Diagnosis Structural Correlates of Autistic-Like Social Communication Differences. Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991)31(11), 5067–5076. https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhab142.
  • Kushki, A., Cardy, R. E., Panahandeh, S., Malihi, M., Hammill, C., Brian, J., Iaboni, A., Taylor, M. J., Schachar, R., Crosbie, J., Arnold, P., Kelley, E., Ayub, M., Nicolson, R., Georgiades, S., Lerch, J. P., & Anagnostou, E. (2021). Cross-Diagnosis Structural Correlates of Autistic-Like Social Communication Differences. Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991)31(11), 5067–5076. https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhab142.
  • Malihi, M., Nguyen, J., Cardy, R. E., Eldon, S., Petta, C., & Kushki, A. (2020). Short report: Evaluating the safety and usability of head-mounted virtual reality compared to monitor-displayed video for children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism : the international journal of research and practice24(7), 1924–1929. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361320934214.
  • Malihi, M., Nguyen, J., Cardy, R. E., Eldon, S., Petta, C., & Kushki, A. (2020). Data-Driven Discovery of Predictors of Virtual Reality Safety and Sense of Presence for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Pilot Study. Frontiers in psychiatry11, 669. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00669.

Dr. Melanie Penner

  • Agnihotri, S., Penner, M., Mallory, K. D., Xie, L., Hickling, A., Joachimides, N., Widgett, E., & Scratch, S. E. (2021). Healthcare utilization and costs associated with persistent post-concussive symptoms. Brain injury35(11), 1382–1389. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699052.2021.1972151.
  • Duncan, A., Luong, D., Perrier, L., Bayley, M. T., Andrew, G., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K., Chan, B., Curran, C. J., Dimitropoulos, G., Hartman, L., Huang, L., Kastner, M., Kingsnorth, S., McCormick, A., Nelson, M., Nicholas, D., Penner, M., Thompson, L., Toulany, A., Woo, A., … Munce, S. (2021). Prioritizing a Research Agenda of Transitional Care Interventions for Childhood-Onset Disabilities. Frontiers in pediatrics9, 682078. https://doi.org/10.3389/fped.2021.682078.
  • Das, J., Hartman, L., King, G., Jones-Stokreef, N., Moore Hepburn, C., & Penner, M. (2021). Perspectives of Canadian Rural Consultant Pediatricians on Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Qualitative Study. Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP, 10.1097/DBP.0000000000001006. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1097/DBP.0000000000001006.
  • McDonnell, C. G., DeLucia, E. A., Hayden, E. P., Penner, M., Curcin, K., Anagnostou, E., Nicolson, R., Kelley, E., Georgiades, S., Liu, X., & Stevenson, R. A. (2021). Sex Differences in Age of Diagnosis and First Concern among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 5350(5), 645–655. https://doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2020.1823850.
  • Makino, A., Hartman, L., King, G., Wong, P.Y., & Penner, M. (2021). Parent Experiences of Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis: a Scoping Review. Rev J Autism Dev Disord 8, 267–284. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40489-021-00237-y