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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
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



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

Constantino JN, Kennon-McGill S, Weichselbaum C, Marrus N, Haider A, Glowinski AL, Gillespie S, Klaiman C, Klin A, Jones W, (2017 07). Infant viewing of social scenes is under genetic control and is atypical in autism. Nature. 547(7663): 340-344.  

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, (2016 Dec). Disease Burden and Symptom Structure of Autism in Neurofibromatosis Type 1: A Study of the International NF1-ASD Consortium Team (INFACT). JAMA Psychiatry. 73(12): 1276-1284.  

Constantino JN, Ben-David V, Navsaria N, Spiegel TE, Glowinski AL, Rogers CE, Jonson-Reid M, (2016 06). Two-Generation Psychiatric Intervention in the Prevention of Early Childhood Maltreatment Recidivism. Am J Psychiatry. 173(6): 566-73.  

Constantino JN, (2016 Apr). Child Maltreatment Prevention and the Scope of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 25(2): 157-65.  

Constantino JN, Charman T, (2016 Mar). Diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder: reconciling the syndrome, its diverse origins, and variation in expression. Lancet Neurol. 15(3): 279-91.  

Constantino JN, Zhang Y, Abbacchi A, Frazier TW and Law P, (2010 Nov). Sibling recurrence and the genetic epidemiology of autism. American Journal of Psychiatry  

Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

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This physician reported the following financial interests during calendar year 2019:

Company Name: Western Psychological

Royalties: $100,000 - $149,999

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees:

Reporting Date: May 01, 2020