Recent Publications

Microbial structure and function in infant and juvenile rhesus macaques are primarily affected by age, not vaccination status.
Hasegawa Y, Curtis B, Yutuc V, Rulien M, Morrisroe K, Watkins K, Ferrier C, English C, Hewitson L, Slupsky CM.
Sci Rep. 2018 Oct 26;8(1):15867. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-34019-0

Brief Report: Implementation of a Specific Carbohydrate Diet for a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Fragile X Syndrome.
Barnhill K, Devlin M, Moreno HT, Potts A, Richardson W, Schutte C, Hewitson L.
J Autism Dev Disord. 2018 Aug 3. doi: 10.1007/s10803-018-3704-9

The Relationship Between Social Affect and Restricted and Repetitive Behaviors Measured on the ADOS-2 and Maternal Stress.
Schutte C, Richardson W, Devlin M, Hill J, Ghossainy M, Hewitson L.
J Autism Dev Disord. 2018 Mar;48(3):751-758. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3453-1

Bone Mineral Density in Boys Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case-Control Study.
Barnhill K, Ramirez L, Gutierrez A, Richardson W, Marti CN, Potts A, Shearer R, Schutte C, Hewitson L.
J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 Nov;47(11):3608-3619. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3277-z

Serum thyroid-stimulating hormone and interleukin-8 levels in boys with autism spectrum disorder.
Singh S, Yazdani U, Gadad B, Zaman S, Hynan LS, Roatch N, Schutte C, Marti CN, Hewitson L, German DC.
J Neuroinflammation. 2017 Jun 2;14(1):113. doi: 10.1186/s12974-017-0888-4

Growth status of children with autism spectrum disorder: a case-control study.
Barnhill K, Gutierrez A, Ghossainy M, Marediya Z, Marti CN, Hewitson L.
J Hum Nutr Diet. 2017 Feb;30(1):59-65. doi: 10.1111/jhn.12396. Epub 2016 Jul 14.

A Search for Blood Biomarkers for Autism: Peptoids.
Zaman S, Yazdani U, Deng Y, Li W, Gadad BS, Hynan L, Karp D, Roatch N, Schutte C, Nathan Marti C, Hewitson L, German DC.
Sci Rep. 2016 Jan 14;6:19164. doi: 10.1038/srep19164.

Targeted Nutritional and Behavioral Feeding Intervention for a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Kelly Barnhill, Amanda Tami, Claire Schutte, Laura Hewitson, and Melissa L. Olive
Case Reports in Psychiatry Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 1420549, 7 pages

Analysis of Dietary Intake in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Kelly Barnhill, Alan Gutierrez, S Nathan Marti, and Laura Hewitson
Autism Open Access 2015, 5:3

Administration of thimerosal-containing vaccines to infant rhesus macaques does not result in autism-like behavior or neuropathology
Bharathi S. Gadad, Wenhao Li, Umar Yazdani, Stephen Grady, Trevor Johnson, Jacob Hammond, Howard Gunn, Britni Curtis, Chris English, Vernon Yutuc, Clayton Ferrier, Gene P. Sackett, C. Nathan Marti, Keith Young, Laura Hewitson, and Dwight C. German.
PNAS 2015 ; published ahead of print September 28, 2015, doi:10.1073/pnas.1500968112

Examination of the Safety of Pediatric Vaccine Schedules in a Non-Human Primate Model: Assessments of Neurodevelopment, Learning, and Social Behavior.
Curtis B, Liberato N, Rulien M, Morrisroe K, Kenney C, Yutuc V, Ferrier C, Marti CN, Mandell D, Burbacher TM, Sackett GP, Hewitson L.Environmental Health Perspectives, Feb 18, 2015

Neuropathology and Animal Models of Autism: Genetic and Environmental Factors. 
Gadad BS, Hewitson L, Young KA, German DC. Autism Research and Treatment (2013)

Scientific challenges in developing biological markers for autism
Hewitson L. Open Access Autism 2013 Mar 10;1(1):7.

Relationship between Stereotyped Behaviors and Restricted Interests (SBRIs) measured on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and diagnostic results

Schutte C, Hewitson L. Open Access Autism 2014 Aug 11;2(2):15.