Jeff Munson, PhD

Personal Statement

I study the variability in the development of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). My research contributes to the identification of the genetic basis of ASDs and to the development of more accurate prognoses and interventions. Currently, I am developing methods to analyze social skills and language comprehension in children with limited abilities to communicate. In these studies, I use eye-tracking and other technologies to measure the responses of children to real-time 3-D graphics. I also use various statistical methods to analyze patterns of development in children with ASDs.

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Recent Publications

Impact of progesterone on innate immunity and cell death after influenza A virus H1N1 2009 infection of lung and placental cells in vitro.
Front Virol 2():
Li M, Li A, Huang H, Munson J, Obadan A, Fuller DH, Waldorf KMA

Virulence, phenotype and genotype characteristics of invasive group B Streptococcus isolates obtained from Swedish pregnant women and neonates.
(2022 Oct 13)
Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 21(1): 43
Huebner EM, Gudjónsdóttir MJ, Dacanay MB, Nguyen S, Brokaw A, Sharma K, Elfvin A, Hentz E, Rivera YR, Burd N, Shivakumar M, Coler B, Li M, Li A, Munson J, Orvis A, Coleman M, Jacobsson B, Rajagopal L, Adams Waldorf KM

Diminished antiviral innate immune gene expression in the placenta following a maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection.
(2022 Sep 17)
Am J Obstet Gynecol
Coler B, Wu TY, Carlson L, Burd N, Munson J, Dacanay M, Cervantes O, Esplin S, Kapur RP, Feltovich H, Adams Waldorf KM

Hyaluronidase Impairs Neutrophil Function and Promotes Group B Streptococcus Invasion and Preterm Labor in Nonhuman Primates.
(2021 Jan 5)
mBio 12(1):
Coleman M, Armistead B, Orvis A, Quach P, Brokaw A, Gendrin C, Sharma K, Ogle J, Merillat S, Dacanay M, Wu TY, Munson J, Baldessari A, Vornhagen J, Furuta A, Nguyen S, Adams Waldorf KM, Rajagopal L

Interaction of Treatment Intensity and Autism Severity on Frequency and Maturity of Spontaneous Communication in Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
(2020 Nov)
Autism Res 13(11): 1902-1912
Yoder P, Rogers S, Estes A, Warren Z, Munson J, Hellemann G, McEachin J

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