Warren R. Jones, PhD

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Research Director

Norman Nien Distinguished Chair in Autism, Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Warren Jones, PhD, is the Director of Research at Marcus Autism Center. Dr. Jones is also the Norman Nien Distinguished Chair in Autism and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. In addition, he is a core faculty member at the Emory Center for Translational Social Neuroscience.

Dr. Jones completed his doctorate in neuroscience at Yale University. He currently directs the Social Neuroscience Laboratory at Marcus Autism Center.

Research in the lab focuses on mapping and quantifying the developmental course of social disability in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from birth through young adulthood. The goal of this research is to understand the origins and development of ASD and to inform better treatment practices by developing tools for objective early diagnosis and prediction of outcome for individuals with autism.


Speaking Engagements

  • Jones, W. (2019, May). Performance of eye-tracking-based assays for early identification and prediction of developmental functioning in ASD. Presented at the International Society for Autism Research, Montreal, Canada.
  • Jones, W. (2017, May 12). Developmental endophenotypes to quantify the emergence of autism in infancy. Presented as the keynote address at the International Meeting for Autism Research, San Francisco, CA.
  • Jones, W. (2016, September 16). Developmental social neuroscience meets public health challenge. Presented at Global Health Innovations, Belizean Grove Conference, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.
  • Jones, W. (2014, June 18). Eye-tracking measures of social disability as Treatment Endpoints in Children with ASD. New Approaches to Drug Studies for Treating Social Deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorder, American Society of Clinical Neuropsychopharmacology, Miami, FL.

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