Jennifer Gerdts, PhD

Personal Statement

My primary research and clinical interests are in the diagnosis and etiology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). I am an attending psychologist at the Seattle Children’s Autism Center where I conduct diagnostic evaluations for ASD and supervise practicum students in this regard. I am investigating various methods for diagnosis in an effort to streamline the process and decrease wait times for an initial diagnostic evaluation for ASD. I am also interested in understanding more about the genetic landscape of ASD in order to create meaningful subtypes of the disorder, with a hope of individualizing treatments for people with ASD in the future.  I have been closely involved with Raphael Bernier, PhD in his research examining genetic contributions and biomarkers of ASD. Lastly, I have been particularly interested in ASD-related traits that can present in family members of individuals with ASD.

Education

Autism Spectrum Disorder , University of Washington , 2012-2013
Psychology Internship , UCLA , 2011-2012
Ph.D. , Child Clinical Psychology , University of Washington, Seattle , 2005-2012
B.A. , Psychology , Colby College , 1999-2003

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

Autism Center – Seattle Children’s Hospital

Recent Publications

"Too high, too low": the complexities of using thresholds in isolation to inform precautionary allergen ("may contain") labels.
(2021 Dec 29)
Allergy
Turner PJ, Baumert JL, Beyer K, Brooke-Taylor S, Comberiati P, Crevel RWR, Gerdts JD, Gowland MH, Houben GF, Hourihane JO, Konstantinou GN, La Vieille S, Moya B, Muraro A, Mills ENC, Patel N, Podestà M, Popping B, Reese I, Roberts G, Said M, Santos AF, Schnadt S, Taylor SL, Vlieg-Boerstra B, Remington BC, EAACI Taskforce on Food allergen thresholds.

Allergy education and training for physicians.
(2021 Oct)
World Allergy Organ J 14(10): 100589
Barker S, Daniels L, Chang YS, Chikovani T, DunnGalvin A, Gerdts JD, Gerth Van Wijk R, Gibbs T, Villarreal Gonzalez RV, Guzman-Avilan RI, Hanna H, Hossny E, Kolotilina A, Ortega Martell JA, Pacharn P, de Lira Quezada CE, Sibanda E, Stukus D, Tham EH, Venter C, Gonzalez-Diaz SN, Levin ME, Martin B, Warner JO, Munblit D

Harmonizing allergy care-integrated care pathways and multidisciplinary approaches.
(2021 Oct)
World Allergy Organ J 14(10): 100584
Daniels L, Barker S, Chang YS, Chikovani T, DunnGalvin A, Gerdts JD, Gerth Van Wijk R, Gibbs T, Villarreal-Gonzalez RV, Guzman-Avilan RI, Hanna H, Hossny E, Kolotilina A, Ortega Martell JA, Pacharn P, de Lira Quezada CE, Sibanda E, Stukus D, Tham EH, Venter C, Gonzalez-Diaz SN, Levin ME, Martin B, Munblit D, Warner JO

Peanut Can Be Used as a Reference Allergen for Hazard Characterization in Food Allergen Risk Management: A Rapid Evidence Assessment and Meta-Analysis.
(2022 Jan)
J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 10(1): 59-70
Turner PJ, Patel N, Ballmer-Weber BK, Baumert JL, Blom WM, Brooke-Taylor S, Brough H, Campbell DE, Chen H, Chinthrajah RS, Crevel RWR, Dubois AEJ, Ebisawa M, Elizur A, Gerdts JD, Gowland MH, Houben GF, Hourihane JOB, Knulst AC, La Vieille S, López MC, Mills ENC, Polenta GA, Purington N, Said M, Sampson HA, Schnadt S, Södergren E, Taylor SL, Remington BC

Anaphylaxis-related knowledge and concerns in Canadian families during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
(2021 Oct)
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 127(4): 496-497
Gabrielli S, Protudjer JLP, Gooding G, Gerdts J, Ben-Shoshan M

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