Robert J. Joseph, PhD

Assistant Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology

Robert Joseph
(617) 414-1311
72 E. Concord St Instructional (L)


My clinical expertise is in the diagnosis and assessment (including neuropsychological evaluation) of children and young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders. My scholarly interests and expertise 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.

Other Positions

  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences
  • Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine


  • University of Massachusetts Boston, PhD
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, BA


  • Published on 11/1/2017

    Korzeniewski SJ, Joseph RM, Kim SH, Allred EN, O'Shea TM, Leviton A, Kuban KCK. Social Responsiveness Scale Assessment of the Preterm Behavioral Phenotype in 10-Year-Olds Born Extremely Preterm. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2017 Nov/Dec; 38(9):697-705. PMID: 28857804.

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  • Published on 10/13/2017

    Korzeniewski SJ, Allred EN, Joseph RM, Heeren T, Kuban KCK, O'Shea TM, Leviton A. Neurodevelopment at Age 10 Years of Children Born <28 Weeks With Fetal Growth Restriction. Pediatrics. 2017 Nov; 140(5). PMID: 29030525.

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  • Published on 10/1/2017

    Akshoomoff N, Joseph RM, Taylor HG, Allred EN, Heeren T, O'Shea TM, Kuban KCK. Academic Achievement Deficits and Their Neuropsychological Correlates in Children Born Extremely Preterm. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2017 Oct; 38(8):627-637. PMID: 28877090.

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  • Published on 6/21/2017

    Heeren T, Joseph RM, Allred EN, O'Shea TM, Leviton A, Kuban KCK. Cognitive functioning at the age of 10?years among children born extremely preterm: a latent profile approach. Pediatr Res. 2017 Oct; 82(4):614-619. PMID: 28582386.

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  • Published on 5/16/2017

    Bright HR, Babata K, Allred EN, Erdei C, Kuban KCK, Joseph RM, O'Shea TM, Leviton A, Dammann O. Neurocognitive Outcomes at 10 Years of Age in Extremely Preterm Newborns with Late-Onset Bacteremia. J Pediatr. 2017 Aug; 187:43-49.e1. PMID: 28526224.

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  • Published on 5/11/2017

    Tilley SK, Joseph RM, Kuban KCK, Dammann OU, O'Shea TM, Fry RC. Genomic biomarkers of prenatal intrauterine inflammation in umbilical cord tissue predict later life neurological outcomes. PLoS One. 2017; 12(5):e0176953. PMID: 28493900.

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  • Published on 5/11/2017

    Leviton A, Hunter SJ, Scott MN, Hooper SR, Joseph RM, O'Shea TM, Allred EN, Kuban K. Observer variability identifying attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in 10-year-old children born extremely preterm. Acta Paediatr. 2017 Aug; 106(8):1317-1322. PMID: 28390106.

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  • Published on 5/1/2017

    Scott MN, Hunter SJ, Joseph RM, O'Shea TM, Hooper SR, Allred EN, Leviton A, Kuban K. Neurocognitive Correlates of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms in Children Born at Extremely Low Gestational Age. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2017 May; 38(4):249-259. PMID: 28410255.

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  • Published on 4/12/2017

    Allred EN, Dammann O, Fichorova RN, Hooper SR, Hunter SJ, Joseph RM, Kuban K, Leviton A, O'Shea TM, Scott MN. Systemic Inflammation during the First Postnatal Month and the Risk of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Characteristics among 10 year-old Children Born Extremely Preterm. J Neuroimmune Pharmacol. 2017 Sep; 12(3):531-543. PMID: 28405874.

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  • Published on 4/7/2017

    Leviton A, Allred EN, Joseph RM, O'Shea TM, Kuban KCK. Newborn blood gas derangements of children born extremely preterm and neurocognitive dysfunctions at age 10 years. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2017 Aug; 242:66-72. PMID: 28396202.

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