Robert M. Joseph, PhD

Associate Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology

Robert Joseph
617.414.1311
72 E. Concord St Instructional (L)

Biography

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

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

Education

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

Publications

  • Published on 5/7/2019

    Kuban KCK, Jara H, O'Shea TM, Heeren T, Joseph RM, Fichorova RN, Alshamrani K, Aakil A, Beaulieu F, Horn M, Douglass LM, Frazier JA, Hirtz D, Rollins JV, Cochran D, Paneth N. Association of Circulating Proinflammatory and Anti-inflammatory Protein Biomarkers in Extremely Preterm Born Children with Subsequent Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Volumes and Cognitive Function at Age 10 Years. J Pediatr. 2019 May 07. PMID: 31076229.

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  • Published on 5/7/2019

    Santos HP, Bhattacharya A, Martin EM, Addo K, Psioda M, Smeester L, Joseph RM, Hooper SR, Frazier JA, Kuban KC, O'Shea TM, Fry RC. Epigenome-Wide DNA Methylation in Placentas from Preterm Infants: Association with Maternal Socioeconomic Status. Epigenetics. 2019 May 07. PMID: 31062658.

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  • Published on 4/20/2019

    Bangma JT, Kwiatkowski E, Psioda M, Santos HP, Hooper SR, Douglass L, Joseph RM, Frazier JA, Kuban KCK, O'Shea TM, Fry RC. Early life antecedents of positive child health among 10-year-old children born extremely preterm. Pediatr Res. 2019 Apr 20. PMID: 31005057.

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  • Published on 3/26/2019

    Leviton A, Allred EN, Dammann O, Joseph RM, Fichorova RN, O'Shea TM, Kuban KCK. Socioeconomic status and early blood concentrations of inflammation-related and neurotrophic proteins among extremely preterm newborns. PLoS One. 2019; 14(3):e0214154. PMID: 30913246.

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  • Published on 2/18/2019

    Plesa Skwerer D, Joseph RM, Eggleston B, Meyer SR, Tager-Flusberg H. Prevalence and Correlates of Psychiatric Symptoms in Minimally Verbal Children and Adolescents With ASD. Front Psychiatry. 2019; 10:43. PMID: 30833910.

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  • Published on 11/21/2018

    Logan JW, Allred EN, Msall ME, Joseph RM, Michael O'Shea TT, Heeren T, Leviton A, Kuban KCK. Neurocognitive function of 10-year-old multiples born less than 28 weeks of gestational age. J Perinatol. 2019 Feb; 39(2):237-247. PMID: 30464222.

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  • Published on 9/6/2018

    Leviton A, Joseph RM, Fichorova RN, Allred EN, Gerry Taylor H, Michael O'Shea T, Dammann O. Executive Dysfunction Early Postnatal Biomarkers among Children Born Extremely Preterm. J Neuroimmune Pharmacol. 2018 Sep 06. PMID: 30191383.

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  • Published on 8/7/2018

    Leviton A, Allred EN, Joseph RM, O'Shea TM, Majzoub J, Kuban KCK. Behavioural dysfunctions of 10-year-old children born extremely preterm associated with corticotropin-releasing hormone expression in the placenta. Acta Paediatr. 2018 Nov; 107(11):1932-1936. PMID: 29992644.

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  • Published on 8/2/2018

    Bangma JT, Kwiatkowski E, Psioda M, Santos HP, Hooper SR, Douglass L, Joseph RM, Frazier JA, Kuban KCK, O'Shea TM, Fry RC. Assessing Positive Child Health among Individuals Born Extremely Preterm. J Pediatr. 2018 11; 202:44-49.e4. PMID: 30078720.

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  • Published on 7/18/2018

    Kuban KCK, Heeren T, O'Shea TM, Joseph RM, Fichorova RN, Douglass L, Jara H, Frazier JA, Hirtz D, Taylor HG, Rollins JV, Paneth N. Among Children Born Extremely Preterm a Higher Level of Circulating Neurotrophins Is Associated with Lower Risk of Cognitive Impairment at School Age. J Pediatr. 2018 10; 201:40-48.e4. PMID: 30029870.

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