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Swanson, M.R. (2020). The role of the home language environment in supporting development in infants and toddlers with ASD. Invited article for a special issue on “Conceptualizing and Interrogating Autism Spectrum Disorder from a Developmental Psychopathology Framework” in Developmental and Psychopathology. DOI:

Girault, J. B., Swanson, M.R., Meera, S.S., Grzadzinski, R.L., Shen, M.D., Burrows, C.A., Wolff, J.J., Pandey, J., St. John, T., Estes, A.M., Zwaigenbaum, L., Botteron, K.N., Hazlett, H.C., Dager, S.R., Shultz, R.T., Constantino, J.N., Piven, J., for the IBIS Network. (2020). Quantitative trait variation in ASD probands and toddler sibling outcomes at 24 months. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 12(1), 5.

Schmied, A., Soda, T., Gerig, G., Styner, M., Swanson, M.R., Elison, J.T., Shen, M.D., McKinstry, R.C., Pruett, Jr., J.R.., Botteron, K., Estes, A.M., Dager, S.R., Hazlett, H.C., Schultz, R.T., Piven^, J., Wolff^, J.J., for the IBIS Network (2020). Sex differences associated with corpus callosum development in human infants: A longitudinal multimodal imaging study. NeuroImage, 215.

MacDuffie, K.E., Shen, M.D., Dager, S.R., Styner, M., Kim, S.Y., Paterson, S., Pandey, J., St. John, T., Elison, J.T., Wolff, J.J., Swanson, M.R., Botteron, K., Zwaigenbaum, L., Piven, J., Estes, A.M., for the IBIS Network (2020). Sleep problems and subcortical development in infants later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry.


Swanson, M.R., Donovan, K., Paterson, S., Wolff, J.J., Parish-Morris, J., Meera, S.S., Watson, L.R., Estes, A.M., Marrus, N., Elison, J.T., Shen, M.D., McNeilly, H.B., MacIntyre, L., Zwaigenbaum, L., St. John, T., Botteron, K., Dager, S., Piven, J., for the IBIS Network (2019). Early language exposure supports later language skills in infants with and without autism. Autism Research.

Swanson, M.R. & Hazlett, H.C., (2019). White matter as a monitoring biomarker for neurodevelopmental disorder intervention studies (2019). Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 11(33).


Swanson, M.R., Wolff, J.J., Shen, M.D., Styner, M., Estes, A., Gerig, G., McKinstry, R.C., Botteron, K., Piven^, J., Hazlett^, H.C., for the IBIS Network (2018). Development of white matter circuitry in infants with fragile X syndrome. JAMA Psychiatry, 75(5), E1-E9, doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2018.0180.
shared first authors, ^shared senior authors

Siller, M., Hotez, E., Swanson, M., Delavenne, A., Hutman, T., Sigman, M. (2018). Parent coaching increases the parents’ capacity for reflection and self-evaluation: results from a clinical trial in autism. Attachment & Human Development., 20(3), 287-308.

Marrus, N., Hall., L.P., Paterson, S.J., Elison, J.T., Wolff, J.J., Swanson, M.R., Parish-Morris, J. Eggebrecht, A.T., Pruett, Jr., J., Hazlett, H.C., Zwaigenbaum, L., Dager, S., Estes, A.M., Schultz, R.T., Botteron, K.N., Piven, J^, Constantino, J.N.^, for the IBIS Network (2018). Language delay aggregates in toddler siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 10(29).
^shared senior authors


Swanson, M.R., Shen, M.D., Wolff, J.J., Elison, J.T., Emerson, R., Styner, M., Hazlett, H.C., Truong, K., Watson, L., Paterson, S., Marrus, N., Botteron, K., Pandey, J., Schultz, R.T., Dager, S., Zwaigenbaum, L., Estes, A.M., Piven, J. for the IBIS Network (2017). Subcortical brain and behavior phenotypes differentiate infants who develop ASD versus language delay. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. doi: 10.1016/j.bpsc.2017.07.007.

Swanson et al., 2017, supplement, BP:CNNI






Marrus, N, Eggebrecht, A.T., Todorov, A., Elison, J.T., Wolff, J.J., Cole, L., Gao, W., Pandey, J., Shen, M.D., Swanson, M.R., Emerson, R., Klohr, C.L., Adams, C.M., Estes, A.M., Zwaigenbaum, L., Botteron, K.N., McKinstry, R.C., Constantino, J.N., Evans, A.C., Hazlett, H.C., Dager, S.R., Paterson, S.J., Schultz, R.T., Styner, M., Gerig, G., The IBIS Network, Schlaggar, B.L., Piven, J., and Pruett, Jr., J.R. (2017). Walking, gross motor development, and brain functional connectivity in infants and toddlers. Cerebral Cortex, 28(2), 750-763. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhx313.

Swanson, M.R., Shen, M.D., Wolff, J.J., Boyd, B., Clements, M., Rehg, M., Elison, J.T., Paterson, S., Parish-Morris, J., Chappell, J.C., Hazlett, H.C., Emerson, R.W., Botteron, K., Pandey, J., Schultz, R.T., Dager, S.R., Zwaigenbaum, L., Estes, A.M., Piven, J., for the IBIS Network. (2017). Naturalistic home language recordings reveal “hypervocal” infants at high familial risk for autism. Child Development. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12777.

Hazlett, H.C., Gu, H., Munsell, B.C., Kim, S.H., Styner, M., Wolff, J.J., Elison, J.T., Swanson, M.R., Zhu, H., Botteron, K.N., Collins, L., Constantino, J.N., Dager, S.R., Estes, A.M., Evans, A.C., Fonov, V., Gerig, G., Kostopoulos, P., Mckinstry, R.C., Pandey, J., Paterson, S., Pruett, J.R., Schultz, R.T., Shaw, D.W., Zwaigenbaum, L., Piven, J., for the IBIS Network. (2017). Early brain development in infants at high risk for autism spectrum disorder. Nature, 542(7641), 348-351. doi:10.1038/nature21369.

Wolff, J.J., Swanson, M.R., Elison, J.T., Gerig, G., Pruett, J.R., Styner, M., Vachet, C., Botteron, K., Dager, S. R., Estes, A.M., Hazlett, H.C., Schultz, R.T., Shen, M.D., Zwaigenbaum, L., Piven, J., for the IBIS Network. (2017). Neural circuitry at age 6 months associated with later repetitive behavior and sensory features in autism. Molecular Autism, 8(1). doi: 10.1186/s13229-017-0126-z.

Shen, M.D., Kim, S.H., McKinstry, R.C., Gu, H., Hazlett, H C., Nordahl, C.W., Shaw, D., Elison, J.T., Swanson, M.R., Fonov, V.S., Gerig, G., Dager, S.R., Botteron, K.N., Paterson, S., Schultz, R.T., Evans, A.C., Estes, A.M., Zwaigenbaum, L., Styner, M.A., Amaral, D.G., Piven, J., for the IBIS Network. (2017). Increased extra-axial cerebrospinal fluid in high-risk infants who later develop autism. Biological Psychiatry. doi:j.biopsych.2017.02.1095.

Emerson, R.W., Adams, C., Nishino, T., Hazlett, H.C., Wolff, J.J., Zwaigenbaum, L., Constantino, J.N., Shen, M.D., Swanson, M.R., Elison, J.T., Kandala, S., Estes, A.M., Botteron, K., Collins, L., Dager, S.D., Evans, A.E., Gerig, G., Gu, H., McKinstry, R.C., Paterson, S., Schultz, R.T., Styner, M., for the IBIS Network, Schlaggar, B.L., Pruett, Jr. J.R., Piven, J. (2017). Functional neuroimaging of high-risk 6-month-old infants predicts a diagnosis of autism at 24 months of age. Science Translational Medicine, 9(393). doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aag2882.

Before 2016

Swanson, M. R., Wolff, J. J., Elison, J., Gu, H., Hazlett, H., Botteron, K., Paterson, S., Styner, M., Gerig, G., Constantino, C., Dager, S., Estes, E., Vachet, C., Piven, J. (2015). Splenium development and early spoken language in human infants. Developmental Science. doi: 10.1111/desc.12360.

DTI white matter fiber tracks








Swanson, M. R., & Siller, M. (2014). Brief Report: Broad autism phenotype in adults is related to performance on an eye-tracking measure of joint attention. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorder, 44(3), 694-702. doi: 10.1007/s10803-013-1901-0.

Erstenyuk*, V., Swanson, M. R., Siller, M. (2014). Pupillary responses during a joint attention task are associated with nonverbal cognitive abilities and sub-clinical symptoms of autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorder, 8 (6), 644-653. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2014.03.003.

Kasari, C., Siller, M., Huynh, L., Shih, W., Swanson, M. R., Hellemann, G. S., Sugar, C. A. (2014). Randomized control trial of parental responsiveness intervention for toddlers at high risk for autism. Infant Behavior and Development, 37(4), 711-721. doi: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2014.08.007.

Siller, M., Swanson, M. R., Gerber, A., Hutman, T. & Sigman, M. (2014). A parent-mediated intervention that targets responsive parental behaviors increases attachment behaviors in children with ASD: Results from a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorder, 44(7), 1720-32. doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2049-2.

Siller, M., Swanson, M. R., Serlin, G., & George*, A. (2014). Internal state language in the storybook narratives of children with and without autism spectrum disorder: Investigating relations to theory of mind abilities. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorder, 8(5), 589-596. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2014.02.002.

Swanson, M. R., Serlin, G., & Siller, M. (2013). Broad autism phenotype in typically developing children predicts performance on an eye-tracking measure of joint attention. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorder, 43(3), 707-718. doi: 10.1007/s10803-012-1616-7.

Swanson, M. R., & Siller, M. (2013). Patterns of gaze behavior during an eye-tracking measure of joint attention in typically developing children and children with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7(9), 1087-1096. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2013.05.007.

Swanson & Siller, 2013, RASD

Bleske-Rechek, A., Remiker, M. W., Swanson, M. R., & Zeug, N. M. (2006). Women more than men attend to indicators of good character: Two experimental demonstrations. Evolutionary Psychology, 4 (248-261).


Swanson, M. R., & Piven, J. (2017). Neurodevelopment of autism: The first three years of life. In M. Casanov, A. S. El-Baz, J. S. Suri (Eds). Autism Imaging and Devices. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor and Francis.

Rao, H., Clements, M. A., Li, Y., Swanson, M.R., Piven, J., Messinger, D. S. & (2017). Paralinguistic analysis of children’s speech in natural environments. In J. Rehg, S. Murphy, S. Kumar (Eds.). Mobile Health: Sensors, Analytic Methods, and Applications.

Siller, M., Morgan, L., Swanson, M. R., & Hotez, E. (2013). Promoting early identification of autism in the primary care setting: Bridging the gap between what we know and what we do. In M. Fitzgerald (Ed.), Recent Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Volume 1 (pp. 3-28). Rijeka, Croatia: Intech Open Access Publishers. DOI: 10.5772/53715.