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Kerri P. Nowell

Current active grants:

Principal Investigator: Pilot Catatonia Investigation (2017 – 2018)

Funded by the Sears Trust. Total Funded: 10,000

  • Project to evaluate a measure developed to evaluate treatment effects in young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders (primarily Down Syndrome and ASD) and catatonia

Recent publications:

Nguyen, T., Nowell, K., Bodner, K. E., & Obafemi-Ajayi, T.  (2018). Ensemble validation paradigm for intelligent data analysis in autism spectrum disorders. Accepted for presentation and publication in the IEEE CIBCB 2018 conference proceedings. 

Nowell, K. P., Goin-Kochel, R. P., McQuillin, S., & Mire, S. (2017). Intellectual functioning and autism spectrum disorder: Can profiles inform subpopulation identification? Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. doi 10.007/s40489-017-0118-0

Current projects:

Types of Special Interests in ASD.  (in collaboration with Stephen Kanne)

  • Survey study to collect detailed information about types of special interests and preoccupations in a large sample of children/adolescents with ASD. One of the research questions is to ascertain any differences across gender.

Recent presentations:

Miles, J. H., Ithman, M. L., Muckerman, J., & Nowell, K. P. (2018). Catatonia in Down syndrome: Prospective Study Indicates No Distinctions between Catatonia in DS and Other Psychiatric or Medical Disorders. Poster accepted for presentation at the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group – USA Annual Symposium, Sacramento, CA.

Nowell, K.P. & Jorgenson, C (2018, May). Types of restricted interests and preoccupations: Are there differences across sex? Poster presented at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), Rotterdam, Netherlands

Nowell, K. P. (Invited Discussant) (2017, August). In S. S. Mire (Chair), Autism spectrum disorder: Psychologists’ opportunities for cross-setting practice and research.  Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association’s 125th Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

Miles, J. H., Ithman, M. L., Muckerman, J., & Nowell, K. P. (2017). Catatonia in Down syndrome: An additional treatment option. Poster presented at the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group – USA Annual Symposium, Sacramento, CA.

Educational Background

Undergraduate: University of Texas at Arlington, BA., Psychology

Graduate: Sam Houston State University, MA., Psychology

Graduate: University of Houston, PhD., School Psychology