Mendy Minjarez, PhD


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

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

Pivotal response group treatment program for parents of children with autism.
(2011 Jan)
J Autism Dev Disord 41(1): 92-101
Minjarez MB, Williams SE, Mercier EM, Hardan AY

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