Natasha Marrus

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Child)

Additional Titles & Roles


  • Attending, School Consultation Clinic at Washington University Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic
  • Attending, Autism Clinical Center, Washington University

Education & Training


  • Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2012
  • Residency: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2010
  • MD: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2007
  • PhD: Neuroscience: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2007
  • BS: Biological Sciences: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1999

Major Awards


  • Travel Award, International Meeting for Autism Research, 2016
  • Missouri Families for Effective Treatment of Autism, Executive Board, 2015
  • Diversity Award, International Meeting for Autism Research, 2014
  • Eli Robins Award for Excellence in Clinical Psychiatry, in Teaching, and in Research, 2012
  • Chief Resident, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, 2012

Areas of Clinical Interest


Child and adolescent psychiatry, autism, pervasive developmental disorder, developmental disability, early childhood development, school consultation

Research Interests


Autism, development of language and social cognition, social motivation, emotion regulation in early childhood, biomarkers of child psychiatric disorders, neuroimaging

Key Publications


Funded Research Projects


National Institute of Mental Health, “Advancing Early Behavioral and Neural Phenotypes of Social Motivation in ASD,” Principal Investigator