Judith S. Miller, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Clinical Training Director, Center for Autism Research, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, University of Pennsylvania
Co-Director of Research Assessment Clinic, Center for Autism Research, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, University of Pennsylvania
Autism Director, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders (LEND), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Member, Shared Governance Committee, Autism Integrated Care, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Director, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders (LEND), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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
B.S. (Psychology)
University of Utah, 1993.
M.S. (Clinical Psychology)
University of Utah, 1996.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
University of Utah, 2000.
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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 complex presentations across the lifespan (toddlers through adults).

Clinical diagnosis of Intellectual Developmental Disorders.

Description of Research Expertise

Autism Spectrum Disorders - diagnostic and classification research
Screening and Early Identification
Psychiatric disorders within Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Spectrum phenotype in individuals with genetic disorders
Electronic Health Records
Creatine Transporter Deficiency Syndrome
Intellectual Developmental Disorder

Selected Publications

Gabrielsen, T.P., Farley, M., Speer, L., Villalobos, M., Baker, C.N., Miller, J.: Identifying autism in a brief observation. Pediatrics 135(2): e330-338, Feb 2015 Notes: Online only.

Herrington, J.D., Miller, J.S., Pandey, J., Schultz, R.T.: Anxiety and social deficits have distinct relationships with amygdala function in autism spectrum disorder. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 11(6): 907-914, June 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, Page: 305-325, 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, Jun 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., Bolte, 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., LeCouteur 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, Jul 2010.

Kerns, C.M., Maddox, B.B., Kendall, P.C., Rump, K., Berry, L., Schultz, R.T., Souders, M.C., Bennett, A., Herrington, J., Miller, J.: Brief measures of anxiety in non-treatment-seeking youth with autism spectrum disorder. Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice 19(8): 969-979, Nov 2015.

Pugliese, C.E., Kenworthy, L., Bal, V.S., Wallace, G.L., Yerys, B.E., Maddox, B.B., White, S.W., Popal, H., Armour, A.C., Miller, J., Herrington, J.D., Schultz, R.T., Martin, A., Anthony, L.G.: 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): 3919-3931, 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. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice 23(4): 530-547, Nov 2016.

Bearss, K., Taylor, C.A., Aman, M.G., Whittemore, R., Lecavalier, L., Miller, J., Pritchett, J., Green, B., Scahill, L.: Using qualitative methods to guide scale development for anxiety in youth with autism spectrum disorder. Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice 20(6): 663-672, Aug 2016 Notes: doi: 10.1177/1362361315601012. Epub 2015 Sep 22.

Pellecchia, M., Xie, M., Miller, J.S., Mandell, D.S: Does Pivotal Response Training moderate the effect of social anxiety symptoms on student outcomes? Poster presented at International Meeting for Autism Research, Salt Lake City, UT 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. Poster presented at International Meeting for Autism Research, Salt Lake City, UT 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. Oral Presentation at Autism CARES: Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Supports Act Meeting “Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Real World Settings,” Bethesda, MD July 2015.

Johansen, B., Miller, J.S., Maddox, B., Cunningham, K.: Sensory processing in children with and without autism using the Sensory Profile and DSM-5. Poster presented at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Expo, Chicago, IL April 2016.

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