The University of Texas Medical School at Houston Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston

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Katherine A. Loveland, Ph.D.

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Biography:

Professor (Tenured), Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Director, Center for Human Development Research, University of Texas Medical School, Houston

Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas, Houston - Health Science Center

Assistant Dean, Faculty Affairs, University of Texas Medical School, Houston

Director, Center for Human Development Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Medical School, Houston

Director, C.L.A.S.S. Clinic (Changing Lives through Autism Spectrum Services), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Medical School, Houston

Education:

University of Virginia, Charlottesville; BA Magna Cum Laude, 1975.

Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.; Ph.D. Psychology, 1980.

Clinical and Research Interests:

  1. Autism, intellectual disability
  2. Developmental psychopathology; brain and behavior; autism and related disorders

Publications (selected):

  • Loveland, K. Bachevalier, J., Pearson, D.A., & Lane, D.M. (2008). Fronto-limbic Functioning in Children and Adolescents With and Without Autism. Neuropsychologia. Vol 46/1 pp 49-62.
  • Loveland, K.A., Steinberg, J.L., Pearson, D.A., Mansour, R. and Reddoch, S. (In press, 2008). Judgments of auditory-visual affective congruence in adolescents with and without autism: A pilot study of a new fMRI task. Perceptual and Motor Skills.
  • Loveland, K. (In press.) Issues in Defining the Core Features of Autism Through the Lifespan. In David G. Amaral, Geraldine Dawson, and Daniel Geschwind, Editors, Autism Spectrum Disorders. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Tomanik, S., Pearson, D.A., Loveland, K.A., Lane, D.M., & Shaw, J.B. (2007). Increasing the reliability of autism diagnoses: Examining the utility of adaptive functioning.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37, 921-928.
  • Pearson, D.A.,  Loveland, K.A., Lachar, D.,  Lane, D.M., Reddoch, S.L., Mansour, R.,  &  Cleveland, S.L. (2006).  A comparison of behavioral and emotional functioning in children and adolescents with Autistic Disorder and PDD-NOS.  Child Neuropsychology, 12, 321-333.
  • Bachevalier, J, Loveland, K (2006). The orbitofrontal-amygdala circuit and self-regulation of social-emotional behavior in autism. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 30:97-117.
  • Loveland, K. & Tunali-Kotoski, B. (2005). The school-aged child with an autism spectrum disorder.  In F. Volkmar, Paul, R. Klin, A., & Cohen, D. Eds. The Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders 3rd Edition.  pp. 247-287. New York: Wiley.
  • Loveland, K. (2005). Social-emotional impairment and self-regulation in Autism spectrum disorders.  In Typical and impaired emotional development, J. Nadel and D. Muir (Eds.). pp 365-382. Oxford University Press.
  • Nagy E. Compagne H. Orvos H. Pal A. Molnar P. Janszky I. Loveland KA. Bardos G. (2005). Index finger movement imitation by human neonates: motivation, learning, and left-hand preference. Pediatric Research. 58(4):749-53.
  • Burt, D. B., Primeaux-Hart, S., Loveland, K. A., Lewis, K. R., Lesser, J., Cleveland, L., & Pearson, P. L. (2005).  Tests and medical conditions associated with dementia diagnosis. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 2, 47-56.  
  • Burt, D. B., Primeaux-Hart, S., Loveland, K. A., Lewis, K. R., Lesser, J., Cleveland, L., & Pearson, P. L. (in press).  Dementia diagnostic methods compared.  Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities.  
  • Burt, D. B., Primeaux-Hart, S., Loveland, K. A., Cleveland, L., Lewis, K.R., Lesser, J., &   Pearson, P. L. (2005).  Aging in adults with intellectual disabilities. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 110, 268-284.
  • Nagy, E., Loveland, K.A., & Molnar, P. (2005).  The role of orientation in perception of emotions. Perceptual and Motor Skills. Vol 101(1) Aug 2005, 217-222.
  • Pearson, D.A., Lane, D.M., Santos, C.W., Casat, C.D., Jerger, S.W., Loveland, K.A.,  Faria, L.P., Mansour, R., Henderson, B.A., Payne, C.D., Roache, J., Lachar, D., & Cleveland, L.A. (2004). Effects of methylphenidate treatment in children with mental retardation and ADHD:  Individual variation in medication response.  Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 43, 686-698.
  • Pearson, D.A., Santos, C.W., Casat, C.D., Lane, D.M.,  Jerger, S.W.,  Roache, J.D., Loveland, K.A., Lachar, D., Faria, L.P., Payne, C.D., & Cleveland, L.A. (2004). Treatment effects of methylphenidate on cognitive functioning in children with mental retardation and ADHD.  Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 43, 677-685.
  • Taber, K.H., Shaw, J.B., Loveland, K.A., Pearson, D.A, Lane, D.M., & Hayman, L.A.,   Accentuated Virchow-Robin spaces in the centrum semiovale in children with autistic spectrum disorders. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, 28:263-268, 2004.
  • Shultz, Jennifer; Aman, Michael; Kelbley, Thomas; LeClear Wallace, Cheryl; Burt, Diana B; Primeaux-Hart, Sharon; Loveland, Katherine; Thorpe, Lilian; Bogos, Eleanor S; Timon, John; Patti, Paul; Tsiouris, John. (2004). Evaluation of screening tools for Dementia in older adults with mental retardation.  American Journal on Mental Retardation. Vol 109(2),  98-110.
  • Burt, D. Loveland, K., Lewis, K., & Lesser, J. (2003). Macrocytosis: A Marker for Alzheimer's in Adults with Down's Syndrome (letter to the editor). Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 20(4), 135-136.
  • Nagy, E., Potts, G.F and Loveland, K.A. (2003) Gender- related differences in ERP to detection of deviant stimuli in an auditory oddball paradigm. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 48(3), 285-292.
  • Pearson, D.A., Santos, C.W., Loveland, K.A., Casat, C.D., Lachar, D., Roache, J., & Faria, L.P. (2003). Treatment effects of methylphenidate on behavioral adjustment in children with mental retardation and ADHD. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 42, 209-216.
  • Bordeaux, J.D., Loveland, K., Lachar, D., Stehbens, J., Nichols, S., Bell, T., Amodei, N., Brelsford, K. and the Hemophilia Growth and Development Study. (2003) Hemophilia Growth and Development Study: Caregiver report of youth and family adjustment to HIV disease and immunologic compromise. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.  28 (3), 175-183.
  • Coskun, M., Varghese, L., Reddoch, S., Castillo, E., Pearson, D.A., Loveland, K.A., Papanicolaou, A. and Sheth, B.R. Increased response variability in autistic brains? NeuroReport, in press.
  • Sheth, B.R., Varghese, L., Yemi, O., Liu, J., Reddoch, S., Pearson, D.A., and Loveland, K.A. (In press.) Visually detecting change in social and non-social contexts. J Autism and Developmental Disorders.
  • Cosku, M.A., Varghese, L., Reddoch, S., Castillo, E.M., Pearson, D.A., Loveland, K.A., Papanicolaou, A.C. and Sheth, B.R. (2009). How somatic cortical maps differ in autistic and typical brains. NeuroReport. 20(2):175-9.

Faculty Biography

  • Katherine A. Loveland, Ph.D.
    Professor
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • University of Texas-Houston Medical School
    1941 East Road
    Houston, Texas 77054
  • phone: (713) 486-2587
    e-mail:Katherine.A.Loveland
    @uth.tmc.edu
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