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John Nicholas Constantino, MD

Blanche F. Ittleson Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Director, William Greenleaf Elliot Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Specialty Areas

Child Psychiatry
Autism
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Referral Information

Professional Consultation Only

Areas of Clinical Interest

Disorders of social development in children (infancy through early adulthood) including autism, abnormally aggressive behavior, personality disorder, and psychiatric complications of neurodevelopmental disorders.

  • Education
  • Publication & Research
  • Financial Disclosures

Education

Education

Research Fellow: Psychiatric Epidemiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1996
Fellowship: Child Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 1993
Residency: Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 1992
Residency: Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 1990
Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1988
B.A.: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 1984

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Tracking the Influence of Autistic Traits on Competencies Among School Aged Children with Subthreshold Autistic Traits: A Longitudinal Study.
Crehan ET, Baer J, Althoff RR, Constantino JN
Child Psychiatry Hum Dev. 2018 May 11; doi: 10.1007/s10578-018-0809-5.

PMID:
    29752661
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years - Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2014.
Baio J, Wiggins L, Christensen DL, Maenner MJ, Daniels J, Warren Z, Kurzius-Spencer M, Zahorodny W, Robinson Rosenberg C, White T, Durkin MS, Imm P, Nikolaou L, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Lee LC, Harrington R, Lopez M, Fitzgerald RT, Hewitt A, Pettygrove S, Constantino JN, Vehorn A, Shenouda J, Hall-Lande J, Van Naarden Braun K, Dowling NF
MMWR Surveill Summ. 2018 Apr 27; 67(6)1-23. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.ss6706a1.

PMID:
    29701730
    [PubMed - in process]
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Use of a Video Scoring Anchor for Rapid Serial Assessment of Social Communication in Toddlers.
Marrus N, Kennon-McGill S, Harris B, Zhang Y, Glowinski AL, Constantino JN
J Vis Exp. 2018 Mar 14; (133)doi: 10.3791/57041.

PMID:
    29608153
    [PubMed - in process]
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Early Origins of Autism Comorbidity: Neuropsychiatric Traits Correlated in Childhood Are Independent in Infancy.
Hawks ZW, Marrus N, Glowinski AL, Constantino JN
J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2018 Mar 16; doi: 10.1007/s10802-018-0410-1.

PMID:
    29546561
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Deconstructing autism: from unitary syndrome to contributory developmental endophenotypes.
Constantino JN
Int Rev Psychiatry. 2018 Feb; 30(1)18-24. doi: 10.1080/09540261.2018.1433133.

PMID:
    29498298
    [PubMed - in process]
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Prevention of child maltreatment: strategic targeting of a curvilinear relationship between adversity and psychiatric impairment.
Constantino JN
World Psychiatry. 2018 Feb; 17(1)103-104. doi: 10.1002/wps.20495.

PMID:
    29352551
    [PubMed]
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A Randomized Trial of Home Visitation for CPS-Involved Families: The Moderating Impact of Maternal Depression and CPS History.
Jonson-Reid M, Drake B, Constantino JN, Tandon M, Pons L, Kohl P, Roesch S, Wideman E, Dunnigan A, Auslander W
Child Maltreat. 2018 Jan 1; 1077559517751671. doi: 10.1177/1077559517751671.

PMID:
    29325427
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Walking, Gross Motor Development, and Brain Functional Connectivity in Infants and Toddlers.
Marrus N, Eggebrecht AT, Todorov A, Elison JT, Wolff JJ, Cole L, Gao W, Pandey J, Shen MD, Swanson MR, Emerson RW, Klohr CL, Adams CM, Estes AM, Zwaigenbaum L, Botteron KN, McKinstry RC, Constantino JN, Evans AC, Hazlett HC, Dager SR, Paterson SJ, Schultz RT, Styner MA, Gerig G, IBIS Network., Schlaggar BL, Piven J, Pruett JR Jr
Cereb Cortex. 2018 Feb 1; 28(2)750-763. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhx313.

PMID:
    29186388
    [PubMed - in process]
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Redefining the endophenotype concept to accommodate transdiagnostic vulnerabilities and etiological complexity.
Beauchaine TP, Constantino JN
Biomark Med. 2017 Sep 11; doi: 10.2217/bmm-2017-0002.

PMID:
    28891303
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Attention and motor deficits index non-specific background liabilities that predict autism recurrence in siblings.
Mous SE, Jiang A, Agrawal A, Constantino JN
J Neurodev Disord. 2017 Sep 5; 9(1)32. doi: 10.1186/s11689-017-9212-y.

PMID:
    28870164
    [PubMed]
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Neuroticism and the Overlap Between Autistic and ADHD Traits: Findings From a Population Sample of Young Adult Australian Twins.
Park SH, Guastella AJ, Lynskey M, Agrawal A, Constantino JN, Medland SE, Song YJC, Martin NG, Colodro-Conde L
Twin Res Hum Genet. 2017 Aug; 20(4)319-329. doi: 10.1017/thg.2017.38.

PMID:
    28724480
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Infant viewing of social scenes is under genetic control and is atypical in autism.
Constantino JN, Kennon-McGill S, Weichselbaum C, Marrus N, Haider A, Glowinski AL, Gillespie S, Klaiman C, Klin A, Jones W
Nature. 2017 Jul 20; 547(7663)340-344. doi: 10.1038/nature22999.

PMID:
    28700580
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Taking stock of critical clues to understanding sex differences in the prevalence and recurrence of autism.
Constantino JN
Autism. 2017 Aug; 21(6)769-771. doi: 10.1177/1362361317704414.

PMID:
    28595452
    [PubMed - in process]
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Functional neuroimaging of high-risk 6-month-old infants predicts a diagnosis of autism at 24 months of age.
Emerson RW, Adams C, Nishino T, Hazlett HC, Wolff JJ, Zwaigenbaum L, Constantino JN, Shen MD, Swanson MR, Elison JT, Kandala S, Estes AM, Botteron KN, Collins L, Dager SR, Evans AC, Gerig G, Gu H, McKinstry RC, Paterson S, Schultz RT, Styner M, IBIS Network., Schlaggar BL, Pruett JR Jr, Piven J
Sci Transl Med. 2017 Jun 7; 9(393)pii: eaag2882. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aag2882.

PMID:
    28592562
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Early Origins of Autism.
Constantino JN, Marrus N
Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2017 Jul; 26(3)555-570. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2017.02.008.

PMID:
    28577609
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Measurement of Autism Symptomatology in Children With Neurodevelopmental Impairment.
Constantino JN
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2017 Apr; 56(4)354-355. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2017.01.017.

PMID:
    28335881
    [PubMed - in process]
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Early brain development in infants at high risk for autism spectrum disorder.
Hazlett HC, Gu H, Munsell BC, Kim SH, Styner M, Wolff JJ, Elison JT, Swanson MR, Zhu H, Botteron KN, Collins DL, Constantino JN, Dager SR, Estes AM, Evans AC, Fonov VS, Gerig G, Kostopoulos P, McKinstry RC, Pandey J, Paterson S, Pruett JR, Schultz RT, Shaw DW, Zwaigenbaum L, Piven J, IBIS Network., Clinical Sites., Data Coordinating Center., Image Processing Core., Statistical Analysis.
Nature. 2017 Feb 15; 542(7641)348-351. doi: 10.1038/nature21369.

PMID:
    28202961
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Joint Attention and Brain Functional Connectivity in Infants and Toddlers.
Eggebrecht AT, Elison JT, Feczko E, Todorov A, Wolff JJ, Kandala S, Adams CM, Snyder AZ, Lewis JD, Estes AM, Zwaigenbaum L, Botteron KN, McKinstry RC, Constantino JN, Evans A, Hazlett HC, Dager S, Paterson SJ, Schultz RT, Styner MA, Gerig G, Das S, Kostopoulos P, IBIS Network†., Schlaggar BL, Petersen SE, Piven J, Pruett JR Jr
Cereb Cortex. 2017 Mar 1; 27(3)1709-1720. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhw403.

PMID:
    28062515
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Disease Burden and Symptom Structure of Autism in Neurofibromatosis Type 1: A Study of the International NF1-ASD Consortium Team (INFACT).
Morris SM, Acosta MT, Garg S, Green J, Huson S, Legius E, North KN, Payne JM, Plasschaert E, Frazier TW, Weiss LA, Zhang Y, Gutmann DH, Constantino JN
JAMA Psychiatry. 2016 Dec 1; 73(12)1276-1284. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.2600.

PMID:
    27760236
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Sensory Responsiveness in Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Hilton CL, Babb-Keeble A, Westover EE, Zhang Y, Adams C, Collins DM, Karmarkar A, Reistetter TA, Constantino JN
J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Dec; 46(12)3778-3787.

PMID:
    27704293
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

Washington University and its physicians and health professionals are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians and health professionals work collaboratively with pharmaceutical, medical device or other medical care related companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our physicians and health professionals have an ownership or potential ownership interest in a commercial company; and/or are paid by a commercial company to provide advice on product design or to speak about the use of medications, devices, equipment or procedures. These payments may include: a) compensation for consulting and speaking engagements, b) equity, and/or c) royalties for products invented by our faculty. Any payments to Washington University physicians or health professionals must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this website, physicians and health professionals earning more than $10,000 per year must disclose their corporate financial relationship in writing to patients when prescribing or using that company's products.

This physician reported the following financial interests during calendar year 2017:

Company Name: Western Psychological

Royalties: $60,000 - $79,999

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees:

Reporting Date: May 01, 2018