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John R. Pruett Jr., MD, PhD

Current Position
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry (Child)

Specialty Areas
Psychiatry
Child Psychiatry
Mood Disorders
Autism
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Patients Seen At
Montclair Building
24 South Kingshighway
St. Louis, MO  63108
314-286-1700
Fax:   314-286-1777
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Mailing Address
Department of Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8134
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Autism, general child and adolescent psychiatry, pediatric epilepsy patients with mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

Areas of Research Interest
The neuroscience of autism and related disorders, social cognition, and comparative cognition.

Board Certification
Psychiatry -- Certified
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: Biology (Neurophysiology), Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1990
M.D., Ph.D. : Systems Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2000
Residency: Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2003
Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri , 2005
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St Louis Children's Hospital


Awards and Honors


Board Member, Missouri Families for Effective Autism Treatment (MO-FEAT), 2010

Awarded AACAP Program Committee Junior Faculty Travel Scholarship to attend the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Annual Meeting, October 27-November 1, 2009

Promoted to full membership in Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, 2009

Awarded Position at the 9th Annual “Future Leaders in Psychiatry Meeting” Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta GA, May 2007

Elected to membership in The Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society, 2003

The Eli Robins Award, for Excellence in Clinical Psychiatry, in Teaching, and in Research, Washington University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, 2003

NIMH Outstanding Resident Award winner, 2002

Finalist: The 22nd Annual James L. O'Leary Prizes for Research in Neuroscience. Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, 1999

Peer Reviewed Manuscripts

Marrus N, Faughn C, Shuman J, Petersen S, Constantino JN, Povinelli D, and Pruett JR, Jr. Initial description of a quantitative, cross-species (chimpanzee-human) social responsiveness measure. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2010; epub ahead of print.

Pruett JR, Jr., LaMacchia A, Hoertel S, Squire E, McVey K, Todd RD, Constantino JN, and Petersen S. Social and non-social cueing of visuospatial attention in autism and typical development. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2010; epub ahead of print.

Dosenbach NUF, Nardos B, Cohen AL, Fair DA, Power JD, Church JA, Nelson SM, Wig GS, Vogel AC, Lessov-Schlaggar CN, Barnes KA, Dubis JW, Feczko E, Coalson RS, Pruett JR, Jr., Barch DM, Petersen SE, Schlaggar BL. Prediction of individual brain maturity using fMRI. Science 2010; 329(5997):1358-1361.

Pruett JR, Jr. and Rizvi ST. A 16 year-old girl with excited catatonia treated with low-dose oral lorazepam.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology 2005;15:1005-1010. PMID 16379521

Pruett JR, Jr., Sinclair RJ, and Burton H. Neural correlates for roughness choice in monkey second somatosensory cortex (SII). Journal of Neurophysiology 2001;86:2069-2080.

Pruett JR, Jr., Sinclair RJ, and Burton H. Response patterns in monkey second somatosensory cortex (SII) during a passive touch roughness classification task. Journal of Neurophysiology 2000;84:780-797.

Burton H, Sinclair RJ, Hong SY, Pruett JR, Jr., and Whang KC. Tactile-spatial and cross-modal attention effects in the second somatosensory and 7b cortical areas of rhesus monkeys. Somatosensory and Motor Research 1997;14:237-267.

Sinclair RJ, Pruett JR, Jr., and Burton H. Responses in primary somatosensory cortex of rhesus monkey to controlled application of embossed grating and bar patterns. Somatosensory and Motor Research 1996;13:287-306.

Eisenman LM, Pruett JR, Jr. Expression of the Purkinje cell specific zebrin antigens in the cerebellum of the meander tail mutant mouse. Brain Research 1992;589:135-138.

Invited Publications

Tandon M. and Pruett JR, Jr. An overview of the use of antidepressants in children and adolescents. Missouri Medicine 2008;105(1):79-84. (Pruett is senior author)

Pruett, JR. Jr. Autism Spectrum Disorders in Infants and Toddlers: Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment. Authors: Chawaraska, K., Klin, A. and Volkmar, FR. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Book Review, November 2008.

Pruett JR, Jr. and Luby JL. Recent advances in prepubertal mood disorders: phenomenology and treatment. Current Opinion in Psychiatry 2004;17:31-36.


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