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John R. Pruett, Jr., MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry (Child)

Specialty Areas

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD): early diagnosis (age 1-3)

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

4444 Forest Park Avenue Building

4444 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108

Suite: 2600
Office Phone: 314-286-1700

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

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, , Schlaggar BL, Piven J*, Pruett JR Jr*, (2018 Feb). Walking, Gross Motor Development, and Brain Functional Connectivity in Infants and Toddlers. Cereb. Cortex. 28(2): 750-763.
*Co-senior authors  

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, , Schlaggar BL, Pruett JR Jr*, Piven J*, (2017 Jun). Functional neuroimaging of high-risk 6-month-old infants predicts a diagnosis of autism at 24 months of age. Sci Transl Med. 9(393): 
*Co-senior authors  

Shaw JA, Bryant LK, Malle BF, Povinelli DJ, Pruett JR Jr, (2017 Apr). The relationship between joint attention and theory of mind in neurotypical adults. Conscious Cogn. 51: 268-278.  

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, Schlaggar BL, Petersen SE, Piven J*, Pruett JR Jr*, (2017 Mar). Joint Attention and Brain Functional Connectivity in Infants and Toddlers. Cereb. Cortex. 27(3): 1709-1720.
*Co-senior authors  

Pruett JR Jr, Povinelli DJ, (2016 Dec). Commentary - Autism Spectrum Disorder: Spectrum or Cluster? Autism Res. 9(12): 1237-1240.  

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, , Petersen SE, Schlaggar BL, Piven J, (2015 Apr). Accurate age classification of 6 and 12 month-old infants based on resting-state functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging data. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 12: 123-33.  


Areas of Research Interest

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