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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

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
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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
    [PubMed - in process]
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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
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Training of child and adolescent psychiatry fellows in autism and intellectual disability.
Marrus N, Veenstra-Vanderweele J, Hellings JA, Stigler KA, Szymanski L, King BH, Carlisle LL, Cook EH Jr, American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Autism and Intellectual Disability Committee, Pruett JR Jr
Autism. 2014 May; 18(4)471-5. doi: 10.1177/1362361313477247.

PMID:
    24113341
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Theory of Mind experience sampling in typical adults.
Bryant L, Coffey A, Povinelli DJ, Pruett JR Jr
Conscious Cogn. 2013 Sep; 22(3)697-707. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2013.04.005.

PMID:
    23685620
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Impaired eye region search accuracy in children with autistic spectrum disorders.
Pruett JR Jr, Hoertel S, Constantino JN, Moll AL, McVey K, Squire E, Feczko E, Povinelli DJ, Petersen SE
PLoS One. 2013; 8(3)e58167. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0058167.

PMID:
    23516446
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The hemodynamic response in children with Simplex Autism.
Feczko E, Miezin FM, Constantino JN, Schlaggar BL, Petersen SE, Pruett JR Jr
Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2012 Oct; 2(4)396-408. doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2012.06.001.

PMID:
    22795455
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Initial description of a quantitative, cross-species (chimpanzee-human) social responsiveness measure.
Marrus N, Faughn C, Shuman J, Petersen SE, Constantino JN, Povinelli DJ, Pruett JR Jr
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2011 May; 50(5)508-18. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2011.01.009.

PMID:
    21515200
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Prediction of individual brain maturity using fMRI.
Dosenbach NU, Nardos B, Cohen AL, Fair DA, Power JD, Church JA, Nelson SM, Wig GS, Vogel AC, Lessov-Schlaggar CN, Barnes KA, Dubis JW, Feczko E, Coalson RS, Pruett JR Jr, Barch DM, Petersen SE, Schlaggar BL
Science. 2010 Sep 10; 329(5997)1358-61. doi: 10.1126/science.1194144.

PMID:
    20829489
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Social and non-social cueing of visuospatial attention in autism and typical development.
Pruett JR Jr, LaMacchia A, Hoertel S, Squire E, McVey K, Todd RD, Constantino JN, Petersen SE
J Autism Dev Disord. 2011 Jun; 41(6)715-31. doi: 10.1007/s10803-010-1090-z.

PMID:
    20809377
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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An overview of the use of antidepressants in children and adolescents.
Tandon M, Pruett JR Jr
Mo Med. 2008 Jan-Feb; 105(1)79-84; quiz 84-5.

PMID:
    18300611
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A16-year-old girl with excited catatonia treated with low-dose oral Lorazepam.
Pruett JR, Rizvi ST
J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2005 Dec; 15(6)1005-10.

PMID:
    16379521
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Neural correlates for roughness choice in monkey second somatosensory cortex (SII).
Pruett JR Jr, Sinclair RJ, Burton H
J Neurophysiol. 2001 Oct; 86(4)2069-80.

PMID:
    11600662
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

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