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.


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

WAO consensus on DEfinition of Food Allergy SEverity (DEFASE).
(2023 Mar)
World Allergy Organ J 16(3): 100753
Arasi S, Nurmatov U, Dunn-Galvin A, Roberts G, Turner PJ, Shinder SB, Gupta R, Eigenmann P, Nowak-Wegrzyn A, Ansotegui IJ, Rivas MF, Petrou S, Tanno LK, Vazquez-Ortiz M, Vickery B, Wong G, Alvaro-Lozano M, Asaria M, Begin P, Bozzola M, Boyle R, Brough H, Cardona V, Chinthrajah RS, Cianferoni A, Deschildre A, Fleischer D, Gazzani F, Gerdts J, Giannetti M, Greenhawt M, Guzmán MA, Hossny E, Kauppi P, Jones C, Lucidi F, Monge Ortega OP, Munblit D, Muraro A, Pajno G, Podestà M, Rodriguez Del Rio P, Said M, Santos A, Shaker M, Szajewska H, Venter C, Warren C, Winders T, Ebisawa M, Fiocchi A

Temporal trends in anaphylaxis ED visits over the last decade and the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on these trends.
(2023 Mar)
Expert Rev Clin Immunol 19(3): 341-348
Al Ali A, Gabrielli S, Delli Colli L, Delli Colli M, McCusker C, Clarke AE, Morris J, Gravel J, Lim R, Chan ES, Goldman RD, O'Keefe A, Gerdts J, Chu DK, Upton J, Hochstadter E, Moisan J, Bretholz A, Zhang X, Protudjer JL, Abrams EM, Simons E, Ben-Shoshan M

Bridging Knowledge Gaps in Anaphylaxis Management Through a Video-Based Educational Tool.
(2022 Dec)
Pediatr Allergy Immunol Pulmonol 35(4): 153-157
Karim J, Gabrielli S, Torabi B, Byrne A, De Schryver S, Gadoury-Lévesque V, Alizadehfar R, McCusker C, Vincent M, Morris J, Gerdts J, Zhang X, Ben-Shoshan M

Allergen management under a voluntary PAL regulatory framework - A survey of Canadian food processors.
(2022 Nov)
Heliyon 8(11): e11302
Dominguez S, Théolier J, Povolo B, Gerdts J, Godefroy SB

Age-Based Tracks: A Method to Tailor Autism Diagnostic Evaluation in Large-Scale Autism Specialty Centers.
(2022 Oct 27)
J Clin Med 11(21):
Fox E, Gerdts J, Ahlers K, Kotchick B

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