Nelson's research interests center on a variety of problems in developmental cognitive neuroscience, including: the development of social perception; developmental trajectories to autism; and the effects of early adversity on brain and behavioral development.


Charles A. Nelson III, PhD, is currently Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Professor of Education in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He also holds the Richard David Scott Chair in Pediatric Developmental Medicine Research at Boston Children’s Hospital, and serves as Director of Research in the Division of Developmental Medicine. He chaired the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Early Experience and Brain Development and served on the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) panels that wrote From Neurons to Neighborhoods, and New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research. Among his many honors he has received the Leon Eisenberg award from Harvard Medical School, an honorary Doctorate from Bucharest University (Romania), was a resident fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio (Italy) Center, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, the British Academy and along with Professors Nathan Fox and Charles Zeanah has received the Ruane Prize for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.

Selected Publications

  1. Pascalis, O., de Haan, M., & Nelson, C.A. (2002). Is face processing species specific during the first year of life? Science, 296, 1321-1323.
  2. Pascalis, O., Scott, L.S., Kelly, D.J., Dufour, R.W., Shannon, R.W., Nicholson, E., Petit, O., Coleman, M., & Nelson, C.A. (2005). Plasticity of face processing in infancy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102, 5297-5300. PMCID: PMC555965.
  3. Nelson, C.A. (1995). The ontogeny of human memory: A cognitive neuroscience perspective. Developmental Psychology, 31, 723-738.
  4. Nelson, C.A., Zeanah, C.H., Fox, N.A., Marshall, P.J., Smyke, A.T., & Guthrie, D. (2007). Cognitive recovery in socially deprived young children: The Bucharest Early Intervention Project. Science, 318, 1937-1940. Leppänen, J.M. & Nelson, C.A. (2009). Tuning the developing brain to social signals of emotion. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 10 (1), 37-47. PMCID: PMC2976651.
  5. Bosl WJ, Tager-Flusberg H, & Nelson C.A. (2018). EEG analytics for early detection of autism spectrum disorder: A data-driven approach. Scientific Reports, 8(1):6828. PMCID: PMC5931530.
  6. Xie W, Jensen SKG, Wade M, Kumar S, Westerlund A, Kakon SH, Haque R, Petri WA, & Nelson C.A. (2019). Growth Faltering is Associated with Altered Brain Functional Connectivity and Cognitive Outcomes in Urban Bangladeshi Children Exposed to Early Adversity. BMC Medicine. 17(1):199. doi: 10.1186/s12916-019-1431-5. PMCID: PMC6876085.
  7. Gabard-Durnam LJ, Wilkinson C, Kapur K, Tager-Flusberg H, Levin AR, & Nelson C.A. (2019). EEG power in the first postnatal year best differentiates autism outcomes: a longitudinal assessment across the first three years. Nature Communication. 10(1):4188. PMCID: PMC6744476.
  8. Nelson, C.A., Gabard-Durnam, LJ (2020). Early Adversity and Critical Periods: Neurodevelopmental Consequences of Violating the Expectable Environment. Trends in Neurosciences. 43(3): 133-143. doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2020.01.002. NIHSMID: 1595980.
  9. Nelson CA, Scott RD, Bhutta ZA, Harris NB, Danese A, Samara M (2020). Adversity in childhood is linked to mental and physical health throughout life. British Medical Journal. 2020 doi: 10.1136/bmj.m3048. PMID: 33115717; PMCID: PMC7592151


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  1. A practical approach for geographic prioritization and targeting of insecticide-treated net distribution campaigns during public health emergencies and in resource-limited settings. Malar J. 2022 Jan 04; 21(1):10. View abstract
  2. Systemic inflammation during the first year of life is associated with brain functional connectivity and future cognitive outcomes. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2021 Dec 07; 53:101041. View abstract
  3. Prediction of autism spectrum disorder diagnosis using nonlinear measures of language-related EEG at 6 and 12 months. J Neurodev Disord. 2021 Nov 30; 13(1):57. View abstract
  4. Autonomic reactivity to social rejection, peer difficulties, and the buffering effects of adolescent friendships following early psychosocial deprivation. Emotion. 2021 Nov 11. View abstract
  5. Brain morphometry and diminished physical growth in Bangladeshi children growing up in extreme poverty: A longitudinal study. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2021 Dec; 52:101029. View abstract
  6. Maternal Diet, Infection, and Risk of Cord Blood Inflammation in the Bangladesh Projahnmo Pregnancy Cohort. Nutrients. 2021 Oct 26; 13(11). View abstract
  7. COVID-19-Associated Orphanhood and Caregiver Death in the United States. Pediatrics. 2021 Oct 07. View abstract
  8. COVID-19-Associated Orphanhood and Caregiver Death in the United States. Pediatrics. 2021 Oct 07. View abstract
  9. Corrigendum to "Patterns of change in telomere length over the first three years of life in healthy children" [Psychoneuroendocrinology 115 (2020) 104602]. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2021 Nov; 133:105419. View abstract
  10. Maternal Stress and Early Neurodevelopment: Exploring the Protective Role of Maternal Growth Mindset. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2021 Aug 27. View abstract
  11. A neurogenetic analysis of female autism. Brain. 2021 07 28; 144(6):1911-1926. View abstract
  12. Using different methods for calculating frontal alpha asymmetry to study its development from infancy to 3 years of age in a large longitudinal sample. Dev Psychobiol. 2021 Sep; 63(6):e22163. View abstract
  13. Global minimum estimates of children affected by COVID-19-associated orphanhood and deaths of caregivers: a modelling study. Lancet. 2021 07 31; 398(10298):391-402. View abstract
  14. Parental Language Input Predicts Neuroscillatory Patterns Associated with Language Development in Toddlers at Risk of Autism. J Autism Dev Disord. 2021 Jun 29. View abstract
  15. EEG Phase-Amplitude Coupling Strength and Phase Preference: Association with Age over the First Three Years after Birth. eNeuro. 2021 May-Jun; 8(3). View abstract
  16. Associations of socioeconomic and other environmental factors with early brain development in Bangladeshi infants and children. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2021 08; 50:100981. View abstract
  17. Infants' neural responses to emotional faces are related to maternal anxiety. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2021 May 16. View abstract
  18. Long-Term Effects of Institutional Care and Enhanced Attachment Relationships on Close Adolescent Friendships. Child Dev. 2021 11; 92(6):2431-2446. View abstract
  19. Shifted phase of EEG cross-frequency coupling in individuals with Phelan-McDermid syndrome. Mol Autism. 2021 04 28; 12(1):29. View abstract
  20. Growth in self-regulation over the course of adolescence mediates the effects of foster care on psychopathology in post-institutionalized children: a randomized clinical trial. Clin Psychol Sci. 2021 Sep; 9(5):810-822. View abstract
  21. Promoting mother-infant relationships and underlying neural correlates: Results from a randomized controlled trial of a home-visiting program for adolescent mothers in Brazil. Dev Sci. 2021 Nov; 24(6):e13113. View abstract
  22. Brief Report: Parents' Declarative Use of Deictic Gestures Predict Vocabulary Development in Infants at High and Low Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2021 Apr 01. View abstract
  23. Associations between Early Psychosocial Deprivation, Cognitive and Psychiatric Morbidity, and Risk-taking Behavior in Adolescence. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2021 Feb 25; 1-14. View abstract
  24. Increased aperiodic gamma power in young boys with Fragile X Syndrome is associated with better language ability. Mol Autism. 2021 02 25; 12(1):17. View abstract
  25. Multisite Study of Evoked Potentials in Rett Syndrome. Ann Neurol. 2021 04; 89(4):790-802. View abstract
  26. Early caregiving quality predicts consistency of competent functioning from middle childhood to adolescence following early psychosocial deprivation. Dev Psychopathol. 2021 02; 33(1):18-28. View abstract
  27. Maternal stress predicts neural responses during auditory statistical learning in 26-month-old children: An event-related potential study. Cognition. 2021 08; 213:104600. View abstract
  28. Converging neural and behavioral evidence for a rapid, generalized response to threat-related facial expressions in 3-year-old children. Neuroimage. 2021 04 01; 229:117732. View abstract
  29. A Longitudinal Study of Parent Gestures, Infant Responsiveness, and Vocabulary Development in Infants at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2021 Nov; 51(11):3946-3958. View abstract
  30. Socioeconomic and psychological correlates of postpartum depression at 6 months in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Int J Psychol. 2021 Oct; 56(5):729-738. View abstract
  31. Psychosocial deprivation and receptive language ability: a two-sample study. J Neurodev Disord. 2020 12 16; 12(1):36. View abstract
  32. Exploring the relation between brain response to speech at 6-months and language outcomes at 24-months in infants at high and low risk for autism spectrum disorder: A preliminary functional near-infrared spectroscopy study. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2021 02; 47:100897. View abstract
  33. Psychiatric outcomes following severe deprivation in early childhood: Follow-up of a randomized controlled trial at age 16. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2020 Dec; 88(12):1079-1090. View abstract
  34. Environmental determinants of physiological reactivity to stress: The interacting effects of early life deprivation, caregiving quality, and stressful life events. Dev Psychopathol. 2020 12; 32(5):1732-1742. View abstract
  35. The prospective association between stressful life events and inflammation among adolescents with a history of early institutional rearing. Dev Psychopathol. 2020 12; 32(5):1715-1724. View abstract
  36. Heightened sensitivity to the caregiving environment during adolescence: implications for recovery following early-life adversity. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2021 08; 62(8). View abstract
  37. Neural responses to happy, fearful and angry faces of varying identities in 5- and 7-month-old infants. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2021 02; 47:100882. View abstract
  38. Attentional Measures of Memory in Typically Developing and Hypoxic-Ischemic Injured Infants. Brain Sci. 2020 Nov 06; 10(11). View abstract
  39. Adversity in childhood is linked to mental and physical health throughout life. BMJ. 2020 10 28; 371:m3048. View abstract
  40. Associations Between Maternal Stress, Early Language Behaviors, and Infant Electroencephalography During the First Year of Life. J Child Lang. 2021 07; 48(4):737-764. View abstract
  41. Temporal dynamics of visual representations in the infant brain. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2020 10; 45:100860. View abstract
  42. An exploratory study of predictors of cognition in two low-income samples of infants across the first year of life. PLoS One. 2020; 15(9):e0238507. View abstract
  43. Group penalized generalized estimating equation for correlated event-related potentials and biomarker selection. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2020 08 31; 20(1):221. View abstract
  44. Pathways to social-emotional functioning in the preschool period: The role of child temperament and maternal anxiety in boys and girls. Dev Psychopathol. 2020 08; 32(3):961-974. View abstract
  45. Sex Differences in Functional Connectivity of the Salience, Default Mode, and Central Executive Networks in Youth with ASD. Cereb Cortex. 2020 07 30; 30(9):5107-5120. View abstract
  46. Gesture Development, Caregiver Responsiveness, and Language and Diagnostic Outcomes in Infants at High and Low Risk for Autism. J Autism Dev Disord. 2020 Jul; 50(7):2556-2572. View abstract
  47. Institutionalisation and deinstitutionalisation of children 2: policy and practice recommendations for global, national, and local actors. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2020 08; 4(8):606-633. View abstract
  48. Institutionalisation and deinstitutionalisation of children 1: a systematic and integrative review of evidence regarding effects on development. Lancet Psychiatry. 2020 08; 7(8):703-720. View abstract
  49. Critical period regulation across multiple timescales. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 09 22; 117(38):23242-23251. View abstract
  50. Neural responsivity to social rewards in autistic female youth. Transl Psychiatry. 2020 06 02; 10(1):178. View abstract
  51. Evoked Potentials and EEG Analysis in Rett Syndrome and Related Developmental Encephalopathies: Towards a Biomarker for Translational Research. Front Integr Neurosci. 2020; 14:30. View abstract
  52. Day-to-Day Test-Retest Reliability of EEG Profiles in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Typical Development. Front Integr Neurosci. 2020; 14:21. View abstract
  53. The influence of maternal anxiety and depression symptoms on fNIRS brain responses to emotional faces in 5- and 7-month-old infants. Infant Behav Dev. 2020 05; 59:101447. View abstract
  54. Auditory Processing of Speech and Tones in Children With Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Front Integr Neurosci. 2020; 14:14. View abstract
  55. The Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials (ABC-CT): Scientific Context, Study Design, and Progress Toward Biomarker Qualification. Front Integr Neurosci. 2020; 14:16. View abstract
  56. Use of longitudinal EEG measures in estimating language development in infants with and without familial risk for autism spectrum disorder. Neurobiol Lang (Camb). 2020; 1(1):33-53. View abstract
  57. Improving Developmental Abilities in Infants With Tuberous Sclerosis Complex: A Pilot Behavioral Intervention Study. Infants Young Child. 2020 Apr-Jun; 33(2):108-118. View abstract
  58. Social communication deficits following early-life deprivation and relation to psychopathology: a randomized clinical trial of foster care. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2020 12; 61(12):1360-1369. View abstract
  59. Adolescent cognitive control and mediofrontal theta oscillations are disrupted by neglect: Associations with transdiagnostic risk for psychopathology in a randomized controlled trial. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2020 06; 43:100777. View abstract
  60. Caregiver Touch-Speech Communication and Infant Responses in 12-Month-Olds at High Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2020 Mar; 50(3):1064-1072. View abstract
  61. Patterns of change in telomere length over the first three years of life in healthy children. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2020 05; 115:104602. View abstract
  62. Early Adversity and Critical Periods: Neurodevelopmental Consequences of Violating the Expectable Environment. Trends Neurosci. 2020 03; 43(3):133-143. View abstract
  63. Reciprocal Influences Between Parent Input and Child Language Skills in Dyads Involving High- and Low-Risk Infants for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism Res. 2020 07; 13(7):1168-1183. View abstract
  64. A telehealth approach to improving clinical trial access for infants with tuberous sclerosis complex. J Neurodev Disord. 2020 01 22; 12(1):3. View abstract
  65. Relating anthropometric indicators to brain structure in 2-month-old Bangladeshi infants growing up in poverty: A pilot study. Neuroimage. 2020 04 15; 210:116540. View abstract
  66. The Implications of Early Adversity Even Before Birth. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 01 03; 3(1):e1920030. View abstract
  67. Stress sensitization among severely neglected children and protection by social enrichment. Nat Commun. 2019 12 18; 10(1):5771. View abstract
  68. Psychosocial Stress and Adversity: Effects from the Perinatal Period to Adulthood. Neoreviews. 2019 12; 20(12):e686-e696. View abstract
  69. Growth faltering is associated with altered brain functional connectivity and cognitive outcomes in urban Bangladeshi children exposed to early adversity. BMC Med. 2019 11 25; 17(1):199. View abstract
  70. Cognitive Development of Infants Exposed to the Zika Virus in Puerto Rico. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 10 02; 2(10):e1914061. View abstract
  71. Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder in Early Childhood Predicts Reduced Competence in Early Adolescence. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2019 10; 47(10):1735-1745. View abstract
  72. Longitudinal EEG power in the first postnatal year differentiates autism outcomes. Nat Commun. 2019 09 13; 10(1):4188. View abstract
  73. Introduction to special issue on global child development studies. Dev Sci. 2019 09; 22(5):e12888. View abstract
  74. Chronic inflammation is associated with neural responses to faces in bangladeshi children. Neuroimage. 2019 11 15; 202:116110. View abstract
  75. Early patterns of functional brain development associated with autism spectrum disorder in tuberous sclerosis complex. Autism Res. 2019 12; 12(12):1758-1773. View abstract
  76. Externalizing trajectories predict elevated inflammation among adolescents exposed to early institutional rearing: A randomized clinical trial. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2019 11; 109:104408. View abstract
  77. Global deficits in executive functioning are transdiagnostic mediators between severe childhood neglect and psychopathology in adolescence. Psychol Med. 2020 07; 50(10):1687-1694. View abstract
  78. Neural correlates of theory-of-mind are associated with variation in children's everyday social cognition. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2019 08 07; 14(6):579-589. View abstract
  79. Electroencephalographic spectral power as a marker of cortical function and disease severity in girls with Rett syndrome. J Neurodev Disord. 2019 07 31; 11(1):15. View abstract
  80. Attentional bias to fearful faces in infants at high risk for autism spectrum disorder. Emotion. 2020 Sep; 20(6):980-992. View abstract
  81. Deep learning of spontaneous arousal fluctuations detects early cholinergic defects across neurodevelopmental mouse models and patients. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 09 22; 117(38):23298-23303. View abstract
  82. Atypical Response to Caregiver Touch in Infants at High Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2019 Jul; 49(7):2946-2955. View abstract
  83. Rapid face processing for positive and negative emotions in 5-, 7-, and 12-month-old infants: An exploratory study. Br J Dev Psychol. 2019 11; 37(4):486-504. View abstract
  84. The long-term effects of institutional rearing, foster care intervention and disruptions in care on brain electrical activity in adolescence. Dev Sci. 2020 01; 23(1):e12872. View abstract
  85. Association of Perceived Maternal Stress During the Perinatal Period With Electroencephalography Patterns in 2-Month-Old Infants. JAMA Pediatr. 2019 06 01; 173(6):561-570. View abstract
  86. The Consequences of Foster Care Versus Institutional Care in Early Childhood on Adolescent Cardiometabolic and Immune Markers: Results From a Randomized Controlled Trial. Psychosom Med. 2019 06; 81(5):449-457. View abstract
  87. Methodological considerations in the use of Noldus EthoVision XT video tracking of children with autism in multi-site studies. Biol Psychol. 2019 09; 146:107712. View abstract
  88. The relationship between biological and psychosocial risk factors and resting-state functional connectivity in 2-month-old Bangladeshi infants: A feasibility and pilot study. Dev Sci. 2019 09; 22(5):e12841. View abstract
  89. Reduced frontal gamma power at 24 months is associated with better expressive language in toddlers at risk for autism. Autism Res. 2019 08; 12(8):1211-1224. View abstract
  90. Effects of Maternal Psychopathology and Education Level on Neurocognitive Development in Infants of Adolescent Mothers Living in Poverty in Brazil. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2019 10; 4(10):925-934. View abstract
  91. Cumulative psychosocial risk and early child development: validation and use of the Childhood Psychosocial Adversity Scale in global health research. Pediatr Res. 2019 12; 86(6):766-775. View abstract
  92. Using functional near-infrared spectroscopy to assess social information processing in poor urban Bangladeshi infants and toddlers. Dev Sci. 2019 09; 22(5):e12839. View abstract
  93. Child development in the context of biological and psychosocial hazards among poor families in Bangladesh. PLoS One. 2019; 14(5):e0215304. View abstract
  94. Neural correlates of early adversity among Bangladeshi infants. Sci Rep. 2019 03 05; 9(1):3507. View abstract
  95. Telomere Length and Psychopathology: Specificity and Direction of Effects Within the Bucharest Early Intervention Project. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2020 01; 59(1):140-148.e3. View abstract
  96. Long-term effects of institutional rearing, foster care, and brain activity on memory and executive functioning. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 01 29; 116(5):1808-1813. View abstract
  97. How Early Experience Shapes Human Development: The Case of Psychosocial Deprivation. Neural Plast. 2019 01 14; 2019:1676285. View abstract
  98. Early motor abilities in infants at heightened versus low risk for ASD: A Baby Siblings Research Consortium (BSRC) study. J Abnorm Psychol. 2019 Jan; 128(1):69-80. View abstract
  99. Inaugural annual special section of the intellectual and developmental disabilities research centers: developmental cognitive neuroscience and neurodevelopmental disorders. J Neurodev Disord. 2018 12 13; 10(1):36. View abstract
  100. Signs of attachment disorders and social functioning among early adolescents with a history of institutional care. Child Abuse Negl. 2019 02; 88:96-106. View abstract
  101. Effect of Foster Care Intervention on Trajectories of General and Specific Psychopathology Among Children With Histories of Institutional Rearing: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2018 11 01; 75(11):1137-1145. View abstract
  102. Effect of Foster Care Intervention on Trajectories of General and Specific Psychopathology Among Children With Histories of Institutional Rearing: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2018 Nov 01; 75(11):1137-1145. View abstract
  103. Recognition of facial emotions of varying intensities by three-year-olds. Dev Psychol. 2018 Dec; 54(12):2240-2247. View abstract
  104. Neural correlates of facial emotion processing in infancy. Dev Sci. 2019 05; 22(3):e12758. View abstract
  105. The Impact of Caregiving Disruptions of Previously Institutionalized Children on Multiple Outcomes in Late Childhood. Child Dev. 2020 01; 91(1):96-109. View abstract
  106. Catch-up growth, metabolic, and cardiovascular risk in post-institutionalized Romanian adolescents. Pediatr Res. 2018 12; 84(6):842-848. View abstract
  107. Neurological soft signs and cognitive performance in early childhood. Dev Psychol. 2018 Nov; 54(11):2043-2052. View abstract
  108. Early psychosocial deprivation and adolescent risk-taking: The role of motivation and executive control. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2019 Feb; 148(2):388-399. View abstract
  109. Caregiving Disruptions Affect Growth and Pubertal Development in Early Adolescence in Institutionalized and Fostered Romanian Children: A Randomized Clinical Trial. J Pediatr. 2018 12; 203:345-353.e3. View abstract
  110. The hazards of out-of-home care for children experiencing adverse home environments. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2018 09; 2(9):623-624. View abstract
  111. A prospective longitudinal study of Reactive Attachment Disorder following early institutional care: considering variable- and person-centered approaches. Attach Hum Dev. 2019 04; 21(2):95-110. View abstract
  112. Impact of early institutionalization on attention mechanisms underlying the inhibition of a planned action. Neuropsychologia. 2018 08; 117:339-346. View abstract
  113. Early deprivation disruption of associative learning is a developmental pathway to depression and social problems. Nat Commun. 2018 06 07; 9(1):2216. View abstract
  114. Role of maternal health and infant inflammation in nutritional and neurodevelopmental outcomes of two-year-old Bangladeshi children. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 05; 12(5):e0006363. View abstract
  115. Early development of attention to threat-related facial expressions. PLoS One. 2018; 13(5):e0197424. View abstract
  116. EEG Analytics for Early Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder: A data-driven approach. Sci Rep. 2018 05 01; 8(1):6828. View abstract
  117. Development of fine motor skills is associated with expressive language outcomes in infants at high and low risk for autism spectrum disorder. J Neurodev Disord. 2018 04 12; 10(1):14. View abstract
  118. Course of Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder From Early Childhood to Early Adolescence. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2018 05; 57(5):329-335.e2. View abstract
  119. Motion correction for infant functional near-infrared spectroscopy with an application to live interaction data. Neurophotonics. 2018 Jan; 5(1):015004. View abstract
  120. Foster care promotes adaptive functioning in early adolescence among children who experienced severe, early deprivation. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2018 07; 59(7):811-821. View abstract
  121. Placebo-controlled crossover assessment of mecasermin for the treatment of Rett syndrome. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2018 03; 5(3):323-332. View abstract
  122. Implementing a Mental Health Care Program and Home-Based Training for Mothers of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder in an Urban Population in Bangladesh: Protocol for a Feasibility Assessment Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2017 Dec 14; 6(12):e251. View abstract
  123. Effects of early institutionalization on emotion processing in 12-year-old youth. Dev Psychopathol. 2017 12; 29(5):1749-1761. View abstract
  124. Adapting the Mullen Scales of Early Learning for a Standardized Measure of Development in Children With Rett Syndrome. Intellect Dev Disabil. 2017 12; 55(6):419-431. View abstract
  125. Neural responses to linguistic stimuli in children with and without autism spectrum disorder. Eur J Neurosci. 2018 03; 47(6):709-719. View abstract
  126. Hazards to Early Development: The Biological Embedding of Early Life Adversity. Neuron. 2017 Oct 11; 96(2):262-266. View abstract
  127. Differences in Neural Correlates of Speech Perception in 3 Month Olds at High and Low Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 Oct; 47(10):3125-3138. View abstract
  128. EEG power at 3 months in infants at high familial risk for autism. J Neurodev Disord. 2017 Sep 13; 9(1):34. View abstract
  129. Memory and Executive Functioning in 12-Year-Old Children With a History of Institutional Rearing. Child Dev. 2018 03; 89(2):495-508. View abstract
  130. Neural and Cognitive Factors Influencing the Emergence of Psychopathology: Insights From the Bucharest Early Intervention Project. Child Dev Perspect. 2018 Mar; 12(1):28-33. View abstract
  131. Early autism symptoms in infants with tuberous sclerosis complex. Autism Res. 2017 Dec; 10(12):1981-1990. View abstract
  132. Differing Developmental Trajectories in Heart Rate Responses to Speech Stimuli in Infants at High and Low Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 08; 47(8):2434-2442. View abstract
  133. Effects of poverty on interacting biological systems underlying child development. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2017 Nov; 1(3):225-239. View abstract
  134. Biological embedding of childhood adversity: from physiological mechanisms to clinical implications. BMC Med. 2017 07 20; 15(1):135. View abstract
  135. Early Life Inflammation and Neurodevelopmental Outcome in Bangladeshi Infants Growing Up in Adversity. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Sep; 97(3):974-979. View abstract
  136. Neuronal networks in the developing brain are adversely modulated by early psychosocial neglect. J Neurophysiol. 2017 10 01; 118(4):2275-2288. View abstract
  137. Testing the effects of expression, intensity and age on emotional face processing in ASD. Neuropsychologia. 2019 03 18; 126:128-137. View abstract
  138. The effects of early institutionalization on emotional face processing: evidence for sparing via an experience-dependent mechanism. Br J Dev Psychol. 2017 09; 35(3):439-453. View abstract
  139. Signs of reactive attachment disorder and disinhibited social engagement disorder at age 12 years: Effects of institutional care history and high-quality foster care. Dev Psychopathol. 2017 05; 29(2):675-684. View abstract
  140. Vocalization Rate and Consonant Production in Toddlers at High and Low Risk for Autism. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2017 04 14; 60(4):865-876. View abstract
  141. Neurodevelopment, Nutrition, and Inflammation: The Evolving Global Child Health Landscape. Pediatrics. 2017 Apr; 139(Suppl 1):S12-S22. View abstract
  142. Assessment of Neurodevelopment, Nutrition, and Inflammation From Fetal Life to Adolescence in Low-Resource Settings. Pediatrics. 2017 Apr; 139(Suppl 1):S23-S37. View abstract
  143. Neurodevelopment: The Impact of Nutrition and Inflammation During Early to Middle Childhood in Low-Resource Settings. Pediatrics. 2017 Apr; 139(Suppl 1):S59-S71. View abstract
  144. Gamma power in rural Pakistani children: Links to executive function and verbal ability. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2017 08; 26:1-8. View abstract
  145. Alternatives for abandoned children: insights from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project. Curr Opin Psychol. 2017 Jun; 15:182-188. View abstract
  146. Neglect as a Violation of Species-Expectant Experience: Neurodevelopmental Consequences. Biol Psychiatry. 2017 Oct 01; 82(7):462-471. View abstract
  147. Lateralization of ERPs to speech and handedness in the early development of Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Neurodev Disord. 2017; 9:4. View abstract
  148. The Effects of Psychosocial Deprivation on Attachment: Lessons from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project. Psychodyn Psychiatry. 2017; 45(4):441-450. View abstract
  149. Early experience and brain development. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Cogn Sci. 2017 Jan; 8(1-2). View abstract
  150. Reduced Working Memory Mediates the Link between Early Institutional Rearing and Symptoms of ADHD at 12 Years. Front Psychol. 2016; 7:1850. View abstract
  151. Differential Attention to Faces in Infant Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Associations with Later Social and Language Ability. Int J Behav Dev. 2018; 42(1):83-92. View abstract
  152. IQ at age 12 following a history of institutional care: Findings from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project. Dev Psychol. 2016 11; 52(11):1858-1866. View abstract
  153. Accelerated telomere shortening: Tracking the lasting impact of early institutional care at the cellular level. Psychiatry Res. 2016 Dec 30; 246:95-100. View abstract
  154. Deficits in error monitoring are associated with externalizing but not internalizing behaviors among children with a history of institutionalization. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2016 10; 57(10):1145-53. View abstract
  155. Symptom profiles of autism spectrum disorder in tuberous sclerosis complex. Neurology. 2016 Aug 23; 87(8):766-72. View abstract
  156. Non-ASD outcomes at 36 months in siblings at familial risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD): A baby siblings research consortium (BSRC) study. Autism Res. 2017 Jan; 10(1):169-178. View abstract
  157. Introduction to special issue on The Role of Connectivity in Developmental Disorders: Genetic and Neural Network Approaches. Dev Sci. 2016 07; 19(4):523. View abstract
  158. Commentary: sex difference differences? A reply to Constantino. Mol Autism. 2016; 7:31. View abstract
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