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John R. Pruett Jr., MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry (Child)

Specialty Areas

Autism
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Autism: early diagnosis (age 1-3)

  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Education

Education

Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2005
Residency: Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2003
M.D., Ph.D. : Systems Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2000
B.A.: Biology (Neurophysiology), Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 1990

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Resting-state fMRI in sleeping infants more closely resembles adult sleep than adult wakefulness.
Mitra A, Snyder AZ, Tagliazucchi E, Laufs H, Elison J, Emerson RW, Shen MD, Wolff JJ, Botteron KN, Dager S, Estes AM, Evans A, Gerig G, Hazlett HC, Paterson SJ, Schultz RT, Styner MA, Zwaigenbaum L, IBIS Network., Schlaggar BL, Piven J, Pruett JR Jr, Raichle M
PLoS One. 2017; 12(11)e0188122. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0188122.

PMID:
    29149191
    [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 - in process]
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The Emergence of Network Inefficiencies in Infants With Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Lewis JD, Evans AC, Pruett JR Jr, Botteron KN, McKinstry RC, Zwaigenbaum L, Estes AM, Collins DL, Kostopoulos P, Gerig G, Dager SR, Paterson S, Schultz RT, Styner MA, Hazlett HC, Piven J, Infant Brain Imaging Study Network.
Biol Psychiatry. 2017 Aug 1; 82(3)176-185. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2017.03.006.

PMID:
    28460842
    [PubMed - in process]
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The relationship between joint attention and theory of mind in neurotypical adults.
Shaw JA, Bryant LK, Malle BF, Povinelli DJ, Pruett JR Jr
Conscious Cogn. 2017 May; 51268-278. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2017.02.012.

PMID:
    28433857
    [PubMed - in process]
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Neural circuitry at age 6 months associated with later repetitive behavior and sensory responsiveness in autism.
Wolff JJ, Swanson MR, Elison JT, Gerig G, Pruett JR Jr, Styner MA, Vachet C, Botteron KN, Dager SR, Estes AM, Hazlett HC, Schultz RT, Shen MD, Zwaigenbaum L, Piven J, IBIS Network.
Mol Autism. 2017; 88. doi: 10.1186/s13229-017-0126-z.

PMID:
    28316772
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Potential Risk Factors for the Development of Self-Injurious Behavior among Infants at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Dimian AF, Botteron KN, Dager SR, Elison JT, Estes AM, Pruett JR Jr, Schultz RT, Zwaigenbaum L, Piven J, Wolff JJ, IBIS Network.
J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 May; 47(5)1403-1415. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3057-9.

PMID:
    28220358
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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
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Commentary - Autism Spectrum Disorder: Spectrum or Cluster?
Pruett JR Jr, Povinelli DJ
Autism Res. 2016 Dec; 9(12)1237-1240. doi: 10.1002/aur.1650.

PMID:
    27333214
    [PubMed - in process]
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Development of cortical shape in the human brain from 6 to 24months of age via a novel measure of shape complexity.
Kim SH, Lyu I, Fonov VS, Vachet C, Hazlett HC, Smith RG, Piven J, Dager SR, Mckinstry RC, Pruett JR Jr, Evans AC, Collins DL, Botteron KN, Schultz RT, Gerig G, Styner MA, IBIS Network.
Neuroimage. 2016 Jul 15; 135163-76. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.04.053.

PMID:
    27150231
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Correction: The Macaque Social Responsiveness Scale (mSRS): A Rapid Screening Tool for Assessing Variability in the Social Responsiveness of Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta).
Feczko EJ, Bliss-Moreau E, Walum H, Pruett JR Jr, Parr LA
PLoS One. 2016; 11(3)e0152644. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152644.

PMID:
    27011220
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The Macaque Social Responsiveness Scale (mSRS): A Rapid Screening Tool for Assessing Variability in the Social Responsiveness of Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta).
Feczko EJ, Bliss-Moreau E, Walum H, Pruett JR Jr, Parr LA
PLoS One. 2016; 11(1)e0145956. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145956.

PMID:
    26731103
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Accurate age classification of 6 and 12 month-old infants based on resting-state functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging data.
Pruett JR Jr, Kandala S, Hoertel S, Snyder AZ, Elison JT, Nishino T, Feczko E, Dosenbach NU, Nardos B, Power JD, Adeyemo B, Botteron KN, McKinstry RC, Evans AC, Hazlett HC, Dager SR, Paterson S, Schultz RT, Collins DL, Fonov VS, Styner M, Gerig G, Das S, Kostopoulos P, Constantino JN, Estes AM, IBIS Network., Petersen SE, Schlaggar BL, Piven J
Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2015 Apr; 12123-33. doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2015.01.003.

PMID:
    25704288
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Brief Report: Theory of Mind, Relational Reasoning, and Social Responsiveness in Children With and Without Autism: Demonstration of Feasibility for a Larger-Scale Study.
Pruett JR Jr, Kandala S, Petersen SE, Povinelli DJ
J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Jul; 45(7)2243-51. doi: 10.1007/s10803-015-2357-1.

PMID:
    25630898
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Brief Report: Chimpanzee Social Responsiveness Scale (CSRS) Detects Individual Variation in Social Responsiveness for Captive Chimpanzees.
Faughn C, Marrus N, Shuman J, Ross SR, Constantino JN, Pruett JR Jr, Povinelli DJ
J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 May; 45(5)1483-8. doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2273-9.

PMID:
    25312279
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Network inefficiencies in autism spectrum disorder at 24 months.
Lewis JD, Evans AC, Pruett JR, Botteron K, Zwaigenbaum L, Estes A, Gerig G, Collins L, Kostopoulos P, McKinstry R, Dager S, Paterson S, Schultz RT, Styner M, Hazlett H, Piven J
Transl Psychiatry. 2014 May 6; 4e388. doi: 10.1038/tp.2014.24.

PMID:
    24802306
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Developmental changes in the organization of functional connections between the basal ganglia and cerebral cortex.
Greene DJ, Laumann TO, Dubis JW, Ihnen SK, Neta M, Power JD, Pruett JR Jr, Black KJ, Schlaggar BL
J Neurosci. 2014 Apr 23; 34(17)5842-54. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3069-13.2014.

PMID:
    24760844
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BAP: not-quite-autism in infants.
Pruett JR Jr
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014 Apr; 53(4)392-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2014.01.011.

PMID:
    24655647
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Interactions between concentric form-from-structure and face perception revealed by visual masking but not adaptation.
Feczko E, Shulman GL, Petersen SE, Pruett JR Jr
J Vis. 2014 Feb 21; 14(2)pii: 15. doi: 10.1167/14.2.15.

PMID:
    24563526
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Analysis of cortical shape in children with simplex autism.
Dierker DL, Feczko E, Pruett JR Jr, Petersen SE, Schlaggar BL, Constantino JN, Harwell JW, Coalson TS, Van Essen DC
Cereb Cortex. 2015 Apr; 25(4)1042-51. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bht294.

PMID:
    24165833
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Areas of Research Interest

The neuroscience of autism and related disorders, social cognition, and comparative cognition