Sara Jane Webb, PhD

Personal Statement

My research focuses on the use of electroencephalography (EEG), event-related potentials (ERPs), eye tracking, and behavioral measures to study how infants, children, and adults learn about their environment, and how that learning is impacted by developmental disruptions. My projects represent an effort to understand the neural circuits that contributing to and underlie atypical development, resulting in biomarkers that may be used to understand the course of development and treatment response in children.


Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Illinois, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science, 2001
Clinical Electrophysiology, University of Washington, Center on Human Development & Disability, 2001-2004
PhD, Child Psychology, University of Minnesota, Institute of Child Development, 1996-2001
BA, Psychology, Yale University, 1992-1996

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Center on Child Health, Behavior, & Development

Recent Publications

Linear discriminant analysis of phenotypic data for classifying autism spectrum disorder by diagnosis and sex.
Front Neurosci 16(): 1040085
Jacokes Z, Jack A, Sullivan CAW, Aylward E, Bookheimer SY, Dapretto M, Bernier RA, Geschwind DH, Sukhodolsky DG, McPartland JC, Webb SJ, Torgerson CM, Eilbott J, Kenworthy L, Pelphrey KA, Van Horn JD, GENDAAR Consortium

Concomitant medication use in children with autism spectrum disorder: Data from the Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials.
(2022 Sep 9)
Shurtz L, Schwartz C, DiStefano C, McPartland JC, Levin AR, Dawson G, Kleinhans NM, Faja S, Webb SJ, Shic F, Naples AJ, Seow H, Bernier RA, Chawarska K, Sugar CA, Dziura J, Senturk D, Santhosh M, Jeste SS

The Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials: Initial Evaluation of a Battery of Candidate EEG Biomarkers.
(2022 Aug 24)
Am J Psychiatry
Webb SJ, Naples AJ, Levin AR, Hellemann G, Borland H, Benton J, Carlos C, McAllister T, Santhosh M, Seow H, Atyabi A, Bernier R, Chawarska K, Dawson G, Dziura J, Faja S, Jeste S, Murias M, Nelson CA, Sabatos-DeVito M, Senturk D, Shic F, Sugar CA, McPartland JC

Attention Allocation During Exploration of Visual Arrays in ASD: Results from the ABC-CT Feasibility Study.
(2022 Jun 3)
J Autism Dev Disord
Tsang T, Naples AJ, Barney EC, Xie M, Bernier R, Dawson G, Dziura J, Faja S, Jeste SS, McPartland JC, Nelson CA, Murias M, Seow H, Sugar C, Webb SJ, Shic F, Johnson SP

Early predictors of language skills at 3 years of age vary based on diagnostic outcome: A baby siblings research consortium study.
(2022 Jul)
Autism Res 15(7): 1324-1335
Pecukonis M, Young GS, Brian J, Charman T, Chawarska K, Elsabbagh M, Iverson JM, Jeste S, Landa R, Messinger DS, Schwichtenberg AJ, Webb SJ, Zwaigenbaum L, Tager-Flusberg H

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