Mendy Minjarez, PhD

Education

MD -- UC Santa Barbara, The Gevirtz School, Santa Barbara
Fellowship -- Yale University

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

Autism Center – Seattle Children’s Hospital

Clinical Expertise

  • Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of autism and developmental disabilities, parent education in Pivotal Response Training (PRT), a naturalistic behavioral intervention for children with autism Parent and child outcomes in Pivotal Response Training (PRT) intervention programs for children with autism

Recent Publications

Expert Clinician Certainty in Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder in 16-30-Month-Olds: A Multi-site Trial Secondary Analysis.
(2022 Nov 17)
J Autism Dev Disord
Klaiman C, White S, Richardson S, McQueen E, Walum H, Aoki C, Smith C, Minjarez M, Bernier R, Pedapati E, Bishop S, Ence W, Wainer A, Moriuchi J, Tay SW, Deng Y, Jones W, Gillespie S, Klin A

Intranasal Oxytocin in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
(2021 Oct 14)
N Engl J Med 385(16): 1462-1473
Sikich L, Kolevzon A, King BH, McDougle CJ, Sanders KB, Kim SJ, Spanos M, Chandrasekhar T, Trelles MDP, Rockhill CM, Palumbo ML, Witters Cundiff A, Montgomery A, Siper P, Minjarez M, Nowinski LA, Marler S, Shuffrey LC, Alderman C, Weissman J, Zappone B, Mullett JE, Crosson H, Hong N, Siecinski SK, Giamberardino SN, Luo S, She L, Bhapkar M, Dean R, Scheer A, Johnson JL, Gregory SG, Veenstra-VanderWeele J

Extended-Release Guanfacine for Hyperactivity in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder.
(2015 Dec)
Am J Psychiatry 172(12): 1197-206
Scahill L, McCracken JT, King BH, Rockhill C, Shah B, Politte L, Sanders R, Minjarez M, Cowen J, Mullett J, Page C, Ward D, Deng Y, Loo S, Dziura J, McDougle CJ, Research Units on Pediatric Psychopharmacology Autism Network

Pivotal Response Treatment Parent Training for Autism: Findings from a 3-Month Follow-Up Evaluation.
(2015 Sep)
J Autism Dev Disord 45(9): 2889-98
Gengoux GW, Berquist KL, Salzman E, Schapp S, Phillips JM, Frazier TW, Minjarez MB, Hardan AY

A randomized controlled trial of Pivotal Response Treatment Group for parents of children with autism.
(2015 Aug)
J Child Psychol Psychiatry 56(8): 884-92
Hardan AY, Gengoux GW, Berquist KL, Libove RA, Ardel CM, Phillips J, Frazier TW, Minjarez MB

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