Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

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Judith S. Miller

Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Clinical Training Director, Center for Autism Research, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, University of Pennsylvania
Co-Director of Research Assessment Clinic, Center for Autism Research, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, University of Pennsylvania
Autism Director, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders (LEND), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Program and Planning Manager, Autism Integrated Care, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Center for Autism Research
2716 South Street, 5th Floor
Roberts Pediatric Research Building
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Office: 267-315-3182
Fax: 267-426-1221
Lab: 267-426-7540
BS (Psychology)
University of Utah, 1993.
MS (Clinical Psychology)
University of Utah, 1996.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
University of Utah, 2000.
Post-Graduate Training
Psychology Fellow, Neurobehavior Clinic, Primary Children’s Medical Center, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT , 1999-2000.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Emory Autism Resource Center, Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 2000-2001.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Clinical diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders, including screening, early identification, differential diagnosis, co-occurring psychiatric conditions, and complext presentations across the lifespan (toddlers through adults).

Description of Other Expertise

Creatine Transporter Deficiency Syndrome

Description of Research Expertise

Autism Spectrum Disorders - diagnostic and classification research
Screening and Early Identification
Anxiety disorders within Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Spectrum presentations in individuals with genetic disorders
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Selected Publications

Gabrielsen Terisa P, Farley Megan, Speer Leslie, Villalobos Michele, Baker Courtney N, Miller Judith: Identifying autism in a brief observation. Pediatrics 135(2): e330-8, Feb 2015.

Herrington John D, Miller Judith S, Pandey Juhi, Schultz Robert T: Anxiety and social processes have distinct relationships with amygdala function in autism spectrum disorder. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience Feb 2016.

Miller, J.S., Davignon, M., Gabrielsen, T., Friedlaender, E. : Evaluating and measuring outcomes: Systematically improving the healthcare experience for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Integrated Health Care for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Interdisciplinary Planning and Delivery of Care. Giarelli E. & Fisher K (eds.). Charles C. Thomas, Publishers, 2016.

Miller J.N., Ozonoff S.: The external validity of Asperger Disorder: Lack of evidence from the domain of neuropsychology. Journal of Abnormal Psychology 109(2): 227-238, May 2000.

Miller J.S., Bilder D., Farley M., Coon H., Pinborough-Zimmerman J., Jenson W., Rice C.E., Fombonne E., Pingree C.B., Ritvo E., Ritvo R.A., McMahon W.M.: Autism spectrum disorder reclassified: A second look at the 1980’s Utah/UCLA Autism Epidemiologic Study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 43(1): 200-210, June 2012.

Bilder D., Pinborough-Zimmerman. J., Bakian, A., Miller, J., Dorius, J., Nangle, B,. McMahon, W.M.: Prenatal and perinatal factors associated with intellectual disability. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 118(2): 156-176, March 2013.

Pinto D., Pagnamenta A.T., Klei L., Anney R., Merico D., Regan R., Conroy J., Magalhaes T.R., Correia C., Abrahams B.S., Almeida J., Bacchelli E., Bader G.D., Bailey A.J., Baird G., Battaglia A., Berney T., Bolshakova N., Bölte S., Bolton P.F., Bourgeron T., Brennan S., Brian J., Bryson S.E., Carson A.R., Casallo G., Casey J., Chung B.H., Cochrane L., Corsello C., Crawford E.L., Crossett A., Cytrynbaum C., Dawson G., de Jonge M., Delorme R., Drmic I., Duketis E., Duque F., Estes A., Farrar P., Fernandez B.A., Folstein S.E., Fombonne E., Freitag C.M., Gilbert J., Gillberg C., Glessner J.T., Goldberg J., Green A., Green J., Guter S.J., Hakonarson H., Heron E.A., Hill M., Holt R., Howe J.L., Hughes G., Hus V., Igliozzi R., Kim C., Klauck S.M., Kolevzon A., Korvatska O., Kustanovich V., Lajonchere C.M., Lamb J.A., Laskawiec M., Leboyer M., Le Couteur A., Leventhal B.L., Lionel A.C., Liu X.Q., Lord C., Lotspeich L., Lund S.C., Maestrini E., Mahoney W., Mantoulan C., Marshall C.R., McConachie H., McDougle C.J., McGrath J., McMahon W.M., Merikangas A., Migita O., Minshew N.J., Mirza G.K., Munson J., Nelson S.F., Noakes C., Noor A., Nygren G., Oliveira G., Papanikolaou K., Parr J.R., Parrini B., Paton T., Pickles A., Pilorge M., Piven J., Ponting C.P., Posey D.J., Poustka A., Poustka F., Prasad A., Ragoussis J., Renshaw K., Rickaby J., Roberts W., Roeder K., Roge B., Rutter M.L., Bierut L.J., Rice J.P., Salt J., Sansom K., Sato D., Segurado R., Sequeira A.F., Senman L., Shah N., Sheffield V.C., Soorya L., Sousa I., Stein O., Sykes N., Stoppioni V., Strawbridge C., Tancredi R., Tansey K., Thiruvahindrapduram B., Thompson A.P., Thomson S., Tryfon A., Tsiantis J., Van Engeland H., Vincent J.B., Volkmar F., Wallace S., Wang K., Wang Z., Wassink T.H., Webber C., Weksberg R., Wing K., Wittemeyer K., Wood S., Wu J., Yaspan B.L., Zurawiecki D., Zwaigenbaum L., Buxbaum J.D., Cantor R.M., Cook E.H., Coon H., Cuccaro M.L., Devlin B., Ennis S., Gallagher L., Geschwind D.H., Gill M., Haines J.L., Hallmayer J., Miller J., Monaco A.P., Nurnberger Jr. J.I., Paterson A.D., Pericak-Vance M.A., Schellenberg G.D., Szatmari P., Vicente A.M., Vieland V.J., Wijsman E.M., Scherer S.W., Sutcliffe J.S., Betancur C.: Functional impact of global rare copy number variation in autism spectrum disorders. Nature 466(7304): 368-372, July 2010.

Kerns Connor Morrow, Maddox Brenna B, Kendall Philip C, Rump Keiran, Berry Leandra, Schultz Robert T, Souders Margaret C, Bennett Amanda, Herrington John, Miller Judith: Brief measures of anxiety in non-treatment-seeking youth with autism spectrum disorder. Autism : the international journal of research and practice 19(8): 969-79, Nov 2015.

Pugliese Cara E, Kenworthy Lauren, Bal Vanessa Hus, Wallace Gregory L, Yerys Benjamin E, Maddox Brenna B, White Susan W, Popal Haroon, Armour Anna Chelsea, Miller Judith, Herrington John D, Schultz Robert T, Martin Alex, Anthony Laura Gutermuth: Replication and Comparison of the Newly Proposed ADOS-2, Module 4 Algorithm in ASD Without ID: A Multi-site Study. Journal of autism and developmental disorders 45(12): 3919-31, Dec 2015.

Kerns, C.M., Rump, K., Worley, J., Kratz, H., McVey, A., Herrington, J., Miller, J. : The differential diagnosis of anxiety disorders in cognitively-able youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 23(4), 2016.

Bearss Karen, Taylor Christopher A, Aman Michael G, Whittemore Robin, Lecavalier Luc, Miller Judith, Pritchett Jill, Green Bryson, Scahill Lawrence: Using qualitative methods to guide scale development for anxiety in youth with autism spectrum disorder. Autism : the international journal of research and practice Sep 2015.

Bennett, A., Carolan Tomkinson, M., & Miller, J. : Why is it so hard for someone with autism to make eye contact? AutismSpeaks Got Questions professional blog July 2015.

Pellecchia, M., Xie, M., Miller, J.S., Mandell, D.S: Does Pivotal Response Training moderate the effect of social anxiety symptoms on student outcomes? International Meeting for Autism Research, Salt Lake City, Utah May 2015.

Herrington, J., Pandey, J., Rump, K., Worley, J., Kerns, C.M., Schultz, R.T., Miller, J.S.: Co-occurring anxiety disorders are uniquely associated with decreased amygdala volume in ASD. International Meeting for Autism Research, Salt Lake City, Utah May 2015.

Miller, J., Powell, M., Maddox, B. & Levy, S.E.: Can we do more than refer? Increasing community providers’ ability to diagnose “classic” Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism CARES: Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Supports Act Meeting “Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Real World Settings,” Bethesda, Maryland July 2015.

Johansen, B., Miller, J. S., Maddox, B., Cunningham, K: Sensory processing in children with and without autism using the Sensory Profile and DSM5. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Expo, Chicago, Illinois April 2016.

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