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Emily Elizabeth Neuhaus, PhD

Emily Elizabeth Neuhaus, PhD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

On staff since June 2016

"As a provider working with families, my goal is to offer evidence-based care that combines our scientific understanding of autism with warmth, genuine empathy, and respect for all families. In my role as a researcher, I strive to deepen our knowledge of autism so we can better understand its causes and effects on children and their families. Together, these roles let me integrate the everyday experiences of our families with cutting edge science so I can see autism from multiple sides."

  • Dr. Emily Neuhaus is a licensed clinical psychologist and a research fellow at Seattle Childrens. Dr. Neuhaus completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Washington, with a clinical internship at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and degrees from the University of Oregon. As a psychologist, Dr. Neuhaus provides direct clinical care for children and families at the Seattle Children's Autism Center. As a researcher, her interests focus on understanding social behavior and social cognition in autism spectrum disorder, including the biological systems that underlie these abilities, ways in which environmental factors might influence and interact with these systems, and how intervention strategies might support behavioral and biological well-being among individuals with autism.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Early Career Workshop Travel Award International Society for Autism Research 2016
    Fellow and Resident Research Day Outstanding Presentation Award Seattle Children's 2015
    Meixner Translational Postdoctoral Fellowship Autism Speaks 2013
    • Neuhaus, E., & Beauchaine, T.P.
      Impulsivity and vulnerability to psychopathology
      Child and Adolescent Psychopathology , 2018
    • Velasquez F, Qin XA, Reilly MA, Neuhaus E, Estes A, Aylward E, Kleinhans NM
      Neural correlates of emotional inhibitory control in autism spectrum disorders.
      28359873 Research in developmental disabilities , 2017 May : 6464-77
    • Webb SJ, Neuhaus E, Faja S
      Face perception and learning in autism spectrum disorders.
      26886246 Quarterly journal of experimental psychology (2006) , 2017 May : 70(5)970-986 PMCID: PMC5026554
    • Hudac CM, Stessman HAF, DesChamps TD, Kresse A, Faja S, Neuhaus E, Webb SJ, Eichler EE, Bernier RA
      Exploring the heterogeneity of neural social indices for genetically distinct etiologies of autism.
      28559932 Journal of neurodevelopmental disorders , 2017 : 924 PMCID: PMC5446693
    • Prat CS, Stocco A, Neuhaus E, Kleinhans NM
      Basal ganglia impairments in autism spectrum disorder are related to abnormal signal gating to prefrontal cortex.
      27542318 Neuropsychologia , 2016 Oct. : 91268-281
    • Neuhaus E, Jones EJ, Barnes K, Sterling L, Estes A, Munson J, Dawson G, Webb SJ
      The Relationship Between Early Neural Responses to Emotional Faces at Age 3 and Later Autism and Anxiety Symptoms in Adolescents with Autism.
      27055415 Journal of autism and developmental disorders , 2016 July : 46(7)2450-63 PMCID: PMC5305034
    • Kleinhans NM, Reiter MA, Neuhaus E, Pauley G, Martin N, Dager S, Estes A
      Subregional differences in intrinsic amygdala hyperconnectivity and hypoconnectivity in autism spectrum disorder.
      26666502 Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research , 2016 July : 9(7)760-72 PMCID: PMC4909596
    • Neuhaus E, Bernier RA, Beauchaine TP
      Children with Autism Show Altered Autonomic Adaptation to Novel and Familiar Social Partners.
      26305051 Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research , 2016 May : 9(5)579-91
    • Neuhaus E, Kresse A, Faja S, Bernier RA, Webb SJ
      Face processing among twins with and without autism: social correlates and twin concordance.
      26137974 Social cognitive and affective neuroscience , 2016 Jan. : 11(1)44-54 PMCID: PMC4692310
    • Neuhaus E, Bernier RA, Beauchaine TP
      Electrodermal Response to Reward and Non-Reward Among Children With Autism.
      25599655 Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research , 2015 Aug. : 8(4)357-70
    • Beauchaine TP, Neuhaus E, Gatzke-Kopp LM, Reid MJ, Chipman J, Brekke A, Olliges A, Shoemaker S, Webster-Stratton C
      Electrodermal responding predicts responses to, and may be altered by, preschool intervention for ADHD.
      25486374 Journal of consulting and clinical psychology , 2015 Apr, : 83(2)293-303
    • Neuhaus E, Bernier R, Beauchaine TP
      Brief report: social skills, internalizing and externalizing symptoms, and respiratory sinus arrhythmia in autism.
      23982488 Journal of autism and developmental disorders , 2014 Mar. : 44(3)730-7
    • Beauchaine TP, Gatzke-Kopp L, Neuhaus E, Chipman J, Reid MJ, Webster-Stratton C
      Sympathetic- and parasympathetic-linked cardiac function and prediction of externalizing behavior, emotion regulation, and prosocial behavior among preschoolers treated for ADHD.
      23544677 Journal of consulting and clinical psychology , 2013 June : 81(3)481-93 PMCID: PMC3952490
    • Neuhaus, E., & Beauchaine, T.P.
      Impulsivity and vulnerability to psychopathology
      Child and Adolescent Psychopathology , 2013
    • Kleinhans NM, Pauley G, Richards T, Neuhaus E, Martin N, Corrigan NM, Shaw DW, Estes A, Dager SR
      Age-related abnormalities in white matter microstructure in autism spectrum disorders.
      22902768 Brain research , 2012 Oct. 15 : 14791-16 PMCID: PMC3513400
    • Beauchaine TP, Neuhaus E, Zalewski M, Crowell SE, Potapova N
      The effects of allostatic load on neural systems subserving motivation, mood regulation, and social affiliation.
      22018077 Development and psychopathology , 2011 Nov. : 23(4)975-99
    • Neuhaus E, Beauchaine TP, Bernier R
      Neurobiological correlates of social functioning in autism.
      20570622 Clinical psychology review , 2010 Aug. : 30(6)733-48
    • Beauchaine TP, Neuhaus E, Brenner SL, Gatzke-Kopp L
      Ten good reasons to consider biological processes in prevention and intervention research.
      18606030 Development and psychopathology , 2008 : 20(3)745-74 PMCID: PMC2690981
    • Shannon KE, Beauchaine TP, Brenner SL, Neuhaus E, Gatzke-Kopp L
      Familial and temperamental predictors of resilience in children at risk for conduct disorder and depression.
      17705899 Development and psychopathology , 2007 : 19(3)701-27 PMCID: PMC2757641

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Linking social motivation to social skill: Contributions of anxiety and impulsivity International Meeting for Autism Research Baltimore, MD 2016
    Face processing and parent anxiety during early childhood interact to predict adolescent anxiety in autism spectrum disorder Society for Psychophysiological Research Seattle, WA 2015
    Child characteristics as moderators of parent-clinician agreement on autism symptoms International Meeting for Autism Research Salt Lake City, UT 2015
    Longitudinal prediction of social and emotional outcomes in adolescents with autism: Contributions of face processing at age 3 years 12th Annual Fellow and Resident Research Day, Seattle Childrens Seattle, WA 2015
    Face processing and parent anxiety during early childhood interact to predict adolescent anxiety in autism spectrum disorder Society for Psychophysiological Research Seattle, WA 2014
    Concordance in social functioning and cognition among twins with and without autism International Meeting for Autism Research Atlanta, GA 2014
    Physiological responses to social and non-social reward in autism International Meeting for Autism Research Toronto, CA 2012
  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Meixner Translational Postdoctoral Fellowship Autism Speaks 2013 - 2015

Overview

Medical/Professional School

University of Washington, Seattle

Fellowship

Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle
Seattle Children's Research Institute, Seattle

Clinical Interests

My overarching research goal is to explore social cognition and behavior in ASD and related neurodevelopmental disorders. Within this, I aim to (1) better characterize neurobiological functioning underlying social cognition and behavior, (2) clarify how neurobiological functioning relates to observed social outcomes, and (3) translate our growing knowledge of etiological mechanisms underlying ASD into empirically-driven diagnostic and intervention strategies. These goals require integrative expertise, intertwining clinical and neurobiological methods across levels of analysis.