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John R. Pruett, Jr., MD, PhD

Current Position
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Child)

University Roles
-Member, The Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS), Neuroscience Section

Education and Training
-BA: Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1990
-Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2000
-Residency: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2003
-Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2005
-Postdoctoral Research Scholar/Instructor: Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 7/1/05-11/30/07
-Instructor of Psychiatry Department of Psychiatry Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 12/01/07-6/30/08
-Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Child), Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 7/01/08-current

Major Awards
-Board Member, Missouri Families for Effective Autism Treatment (MO-FEAT), 2010
-Promoted to full membership in Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, 2009
-Awarded AACAP Program Committee Junior Faculty Travel Scholarship to attend the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting, October 27-November 1, 2009
-Awarded Position at the 9th Annual Future Leaders in Psychiatry Meeting Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta GA, May 2007.
-The Eli Robins Award, for Excellence in Clinical Psychiatry, in Teaching and Research, Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, 2003
-Elected to membership: The Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medicial Society, 2003
-NIMH Outstanding Resident Award winner, 2002
-Letter of commendation from Washington University School of Medicine Committee on Academic Evaluation of Students for outstanding performance during the 1998-1999 academic year, 1999
-Finalist: The 22nd Annual James L. O'Leary Prizes for Research in Neuroscience. Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, 1999
-Awarded position: The James S. McDonnell Foundation Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience at University of California, Davis, 1995
-Graduated with honors: Department of Biology, Princeton Universtiy, concentration in neurophysiology, 1990
-Elected to membership in Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, 1990
-The Charles M. Cannon Memmorial Prize for presentation of senior thesis work, Princeton University, 1990

Areas of Clinical Interest
-Autism, general child and adolescent psychiatry, pediatric epilepsy patients


  

Areas of Research Interests
-The neuroscience of autism and related disorders, social cognition and comparative cognition


More articles and abstracts at the National Library of Medicine

Key Publications
Bryant L, Coffey A, Povinelli DJ, Pruett JR Jr (2013 May 15). Theory of Mind experience sampling in typical adults. Conscious Cogn. 22(3): 697-707.  Full Article ->

Pruett JR Jr, Hoertel S, Constantino JN, Moll AL, McVey K, Squire E, Feczko E, Povinelli DJ, Petersen SE (2013). Impaired eye region search accuracy in children with autistic spectrum disorders. PLoS One. 8(3): e58167.  Full Article ->

Feczko E, Miezin FM, Constantino JN, Schlaggar BL, Petersen SE, Pruett JR Jr (2012 Oct). The hemodynamic response in children with Simplex Autism. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2(4): 396-408.  Full Article ->

Marrus N, Faughn C, Shuman J, Petersen SE, Constantino JN, Povinelli DJ, Pruett JR Jr (2011 May). Initial description of a quantitative, cross-species (chimpanzee-human) social responsiveness measure. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 50(5): 508-18.  Full Article ->

Pruett JR Jr, Lamacchia A, Hoertel S, Squire E, McVey K, Todd RD, Constantino JN, Petersen SE. Social and Non-Social Cueing of Visuospatial Attention in Autism and Typical Development. J Autism Dev Disord, 2011; 41(6):715-731. PMID: 20809377  Full Article ->

Dosenbach NUF, 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. Prediction of individual brain maturity using fMRI. Science 2010; 329(5997):1358-1361. PMID: 20829489  Full Article ->


Funded Research Projects
ACTIVE:

R01 MH093510 (NIMH) Pruett (PI) 4/17/12-1/31/17
“fcMRI in Infants at High Risk for Autism”
This study will test the altered brain functional connectivity hypothesis of autism during infancy.
Role: PI

R01 HD055741 (NICHD) Piven (PI) 9/4/12-5/31/17
“A Longitudinal MRI Study of Infants at Risk for Autism” (fcMRI Imaging Processing Core)
This study is a competing continuation of an Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) Network grant supporting a prospective, longitudinal examination of brain and behavior at 6, 12 and 24 months in infants at high familial risk (HR) for autism.
Role: (fcMRI Imaging Processing Core) Sub-Contract PI

McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience

The Drs. John R. (Sr.) and Patricia O. Pruett Fund for research in Theory of Mind and for undergraduate training

1 R21 MH096150-01 (Todorov; Pruett is consultant)7/1/12-6/30/14
NIMH
Longitudinal Trends in Comorbidity and Prescription Drug Use in ADHD Families