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Latha Soorya, PhD

  • Psychology, Clinical
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Binghamton University
Internship: May Institute - Pediatric Psychology
Fellowship: Mount Sinai School of Medicine - Autism Spectrum Disorder
Clinical Expertise:
  • Autism
  • Behavior management and therapy
  • Behavioral disabilities
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Developmental assessment
  • Developmental delay
  • Intellectual assessment
  • Intellectual disability
  • Neurodevelopmental assessment
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Psychological assessment
  • Psychotherapy, group
Research Interests:
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Social skills interventions
  • Clinical trials
  • Outcome evaluations in clinical trials
  • Autism spectrum disorder
Languages Spoken:
  • Telugu
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Randomized comparative trial of a social cognitive skills group for children with autism spectrum disorder.
    Soorya LV, Siper PM, Beck T, Soffes S, Halpern D, Gorenstein M, Kolevzon A, Buxbaum J, Wang AT
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry
    2015 Mar
  2. Low-contrast response deficits and increased neural noise in children with autism spectrum disorder.
    Weinger PM, Zemon V, Soorya L, Gordon J
    2014 Oct
  3. Convergence of genes and cellular pathways dysregulated in autism spectrum disorders.
    Pinto D, Delaby E, Merico D, Barbosa M, Merikangas A, Klei L, Thiruvahindrapuram B, Xu X, Ziman R, Wang Z, Vorstman JA, Thompson A, Regan R, Pilorge M, Pellecchia G, Pagnamenta AT, Oliveira B, Marshall CR, Magalhaes TR, Lowe JK, Howe JL, Griswold AJ, Gilbert J, Duketis E, Dombroski BA, De Jonge MV, Cuccaro M, Crawford EL, Correia CT, Conroy J, Conceição IC, Chiocchetti AG, Casey JP, Cai G, Cabrol C, Bolshakova N, Bacchelli E, Anney R, Gallinger S, Cotterchio M, Casey G, Zwaigenbaum L, Wittemeyer K, Wing K, Wallace S, van Engeland H, Tryfon A, Thomson S, Soorya L, Rogé B, Roberts W, Poustka F, Mouga S, Minshew N, McInnes LA, McGrew SG, Lord C, Leboyer M, Le Couteur AS, Kolevzon A, Jiménez González P, Jacob S, Holt R, Guter S, Green J, Green A, Gillberg C, Fernandez BA, Duque F, Delorme R, Dawson G, Chaste P, Café C, Brennan S, Bourgeron T, Bolton PF, Bölte S, Bernier R, Baird G, Bailey AJ, Anagnostou E, Almeida J, Wijsman EM, Vieland VJ, Vicente AM, Schellenberg GD, Pericak-Vance M, Paterson AD, Parr JR, Oliveira G, Nurnberger JI, Monaco AP, Maestrini E, Klauck SM, Hakonarson H, Haines JL, Geschwind DH, Freitag CM, Folstein SE, Ennis S, Coon H, Battaglia A, Szatmari P, Sutcliffe JS, Hallmayer J, Gill M, Cook EH, Buxbaum JD, Devlin B, Gallagher L, Betancur C, Scherer SW
    Am. J. Hum. Genet.
    2014 May 1
  4. Metabolic mapping of deep brain structures and associations with symptomatology in autism spectrum disorders.
    Doyle-Thomas KA, Card D, Soorya LV, Wang AT, Fan J, Anagnostou E
    Res Autism Spectr Disord
    2014 Jan
  5. Abnormal autonomic and associated brain activities during rest in autism spectrum disorder.
    Eilam-Stock T, Xu P, Cao M, Gu X, Van Dam NT, Anagnostou E, Kolevzon A, Soorya L, Park Y, Siller M, He Y, Hof PR, Fan J
    2014 Jan
    137(Pt 1):153-71.
  6. Intranasal oxytocin in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders: A review of literature and early safety and efficacy data in youth.
    Anagnostou E, Soorya L, Brian J, Dupuis A, Mankad D, Smile S, Jacob S
    Brain Res.
    2014 Feb 5
  7. A pilot controlled trial of insulin-like growth factor-1 in children with Phelan-McDermid syndrome.
    Kolevzon A, Bush L, Wang AT, Halpern D, Frank Y, Grodberg D, Rapaport R, Tavassoli T, Chaplin W, Soorya L, Buxbaum JD
    Mol Autism
  8. Altered cingulum bundle microstructure in autism spectrum disorder.
    Ameis SH, Fan J, Rockel C, Soorya L, Wang AT, Anagnostou E
    Acta Neuropsychiatr
    2013 Oct
  9. Effects of age and symptomatology on cortical thickness in autism spectrum disorders.
    Doyle-Thomas KA, Duerden EG, Taylor MJ, Lerch JP, Soorya LV, Wang AT, Fan J, Hollander E, Anagnostou E
    Res Autism Spectr Disord
    2013 Jan
  10. Neural correlates of inhibition of socially relevant stimuli in adults with autism spectrum disorder.
    Duerden EG, Taylor MJ, Soorya LV, Wang T, Fan J, Anagnostou E
    Brain Res.
    2013 Aug 17
  11. Prospective investigation of autism and genotype-phenotype correlations in 22q13 deletion syndrome and SHANK3 deficiency.
    Soorya L, Kolevzon A, Zweifach J, Lim T, Dobry Y, Schwartz L, Frank Y, Wang AT, Cai G, Parkhomenko E, Halpern D, Grodberg D, Angarita B, Willner JP, Yang A, Canitano R, Chaplin W, Betancur C, Buxbaum JD
    Mol Autism
  12. Functional deficits of the attentional networks in autism.
    Fan J, Bernardi S, Dam NT, Anagnostou E, Gu X, Martin L, Park Y, Liu X, Kolevzon A, Soorya L, Grodberg D, Hollander E, Hof PR.
    Brain Behav. 2012
    2012 Sep
    2(5):647-60. doi: 10.1002/brb3.90. Epub 2012 Aug 27.
  13. Individual common variants exert weak effects on the risk for autism spectrum disorderspi.
    Anney R, Klei L, Pinto D, Almeida J, Bacchelli E, Baird G, Bolshakova N, Bölte S, Bolton PF, Bourgeron T, Brennan S, Brian J, Casey J, Conroy J, Correia C, Corsello C, Crawford EL, de Jonge M, Delorme R, Duketis E, Duque F, Estes A, et al.
    Hum Mol Genet. 2012
    2012 Nov 1
    21(21):4781-92. doi: 10.1093/hmg/dds301. Epub 2012 Jul 26.
  14. Complex autism spectrum disorder in a patient with a 17q12 microduplication.
    Brandt T, Desai K, Grodberg D, Mehta L, Cohen N, Tryfon A, Kolevzon A, Soorya L, Buxbaum JD, Edelmann L.
    Am J Med Genet A. 2012
    2012 May
    158A(5):1170-7. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.35267. Epub 2012 Apr 4.
  15. A double-blind placebo-controlled trial of fluoxetine for repetitive behaviors and global severity in adult autism spectrum disorders.
    Hollander E, Soorya L, Chaplin W, Anagnostou E, Taylor BP, Ferretti CJ, Wasserman S, Swanson E, Settipani C.
    Am J Psychiatry. 2012
    2012 Mar
    169(3):292-9. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2011.10050764. Erratum in: Am J Psychiatry. 2012 May;169(5):540.
  16. Brief report: the Autism Mental Status Examination: development of a brief autism-focused exam.
    Grodberg D, Weinger PM, Kolevzon A, Soorya L, Buxbaum JD.
    J Autism Dev Disord. 2012
    2012 Mar
    42(3):455-9. doi: 10.1007/s10803-011-1255-4.
  17. The Effect of Diagnosis, Age, and Symptom Severity on Cortical Surface Area in the Cingulate Cortex and Insula in Autism Spectrum Disorders.
    Doyle-Thomas KA, Kushki A, Duerden EG, Taylor MJ, Lerch JP, Soorya LV, Wang AT, Fan J, Anagnostou E.
    J Child Neurol. 2012
    2012 Jul 25. [Epub ahead of print]
  18. Advancing paternal age and simplex autism.
    Puleo CM, Schmeidler J, Reichenberg A, Kolevzon A, Soorya LV, Buxbaum JD, Silverman JM.
    Autism. 2012
    2012 Jul
    16(4):367-80. doi: 10.1177/1362361311427154. Epub 2011 Dec 16.
  19. Intranasal oxytocin versus placebo in the treatment of adults with autism spectrum disorders: a randomized controlled trial.
    Anagnostou E, Soorya L, Chaplin W, Bartz J, Halpern D, Wasserman S, Wang AT, Pepa L, Tanel N, Kushki A, Hollander E.
    Mol Autism. 2012
    2012 Dec 5
    3(1):16. doi: 10.1186/2040-2392-3-16.
  20. A novel approach of homozygous haplotype sharing identifies candidate genes in autism spectrum disorder.
    Casey JP, Magalhaes T, Conroy JM, Regan R, Shah N, Anney R, Shields DC, Abrahams BS, Almeida J, Bacchelli E, Bailey AJ, Baird G, Battaglia A, Berney T, Bolshakova N, Bolton PF, Bourgeron T, Brennan S, Cali P, Correia C, Corsello C, Coutanche M, et al.
    Hum Genet. 2012
    2012 Apr
    131(4):565-79. doi: 10.1007/s00439-011-1094-6. Epub 2011 Oct 14.
  21. Analysis of a purported SHANK3 mutation in a boy with autism: clinical impact of rare variant research in neurodevelopmental disabilities.
    Kolevzon A, Cai G, Soorya L, Takahashi N, Grodberg D, Kajiwara Y, Willner JP, Tryfon A, Buxbaum JD.
    Brain Res. 2011
    2011 Mar 22
    1380:98-105. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2010.11.005. Epub 2010 Nov 6. Review.
  22. Endocrine disruptors and childhood social impairment.
    Miodovnik A, Engel SM, Zhu C, Ye X, Soorya LV, Silva MJ, Calafat AM, Wolff MS.
    Neurotoxicology. 2011
    2011 Mar
    32(2):261-7. doi: 10.1016/j.neuro.2010.12.009. Epub 2010 Dec 21.
  23. Impaired structural connectivity of socio-emotional circuits in autism spectrum disorders: a diffusion tensor imaging study.
    Ameis SH, Fan J, Rockel C, Voineskos AN, Lobaugh NJ, Soorya L, Wang AT, Hollander E, Anagnostou E.
    PLoS One. 2011
    6(11):e28044. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028044. Epub 2011 Nov 23.
  24. A genome-wide scan for common alleles affecting risk for autism.
    Anney R, Klei L, Pinto D, Regan R, Conroy J, Magalhaes TR, Correia C, Abrahams BS, Sykes N, Pagnamenta AT, Almeida J, Bacchelli E, Bailey AJ, Baird G, Battaglia A, Berney T, Bolshakova N, Bölte S, Bolton PF, Bourgeron T, Brennan S, Brian J, et al.
    Hum Mol Genet. 2010
    2010 Oct 15
    19(20):4072-82. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddq307. Epub 2010 Jul 27.
  25. Divalproex sodium vs placebo for the treatment of irritability in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.
    Hollander E, Chaplin W, Soorya L, Wasserman S, Novotny S, Rusoff J, Feirsen N, Pepa L, Anagnostou E.
    Neuropsychopharmacology. 2010
    2010 Mar
    35(4):990-8. doi: 10.1038/npp.2009.202. Epub 2009 Dec 9.
  26. Functional impact of global rare copy number variation in autism spectrum disorders.
    Pinto D, Pagnamenta AT, Klei L, Anney R, Merico D, Regan R, Conroy J, Magalhaes TR, Correia C, Abrahams BS, Almeida J, Bacchelli E, Bader GD, Bailey AJ, Baird G, Battaglia A, Berney T, Bolshakova N, Bölte S, Bolton PF, Bourgeron T, Brennan S, et al.
    Nature. 2010
    2010 Jul 15
    466(7304):368-72. doi: 10.1038/nature09146. Epub 2010 Jun 9.
  27. Autism genome-wide copy number variation reveals ubiquitin and neuronal genes.
    Glessner JT, Wang K, Cai G, Korvatska O, Kim CE, Wood S, Zhang H, Estes A, Brune CW, Bradfield JP, Imielinski M, Frackelton EC, Reichert J, Crawford EL, Munson J, Sleiman PM, Chiavacci R, Annaiah K, Thomas K, Hou C, Glaberson W, Flory J, et al.
    Nature. 2009
    2009 May 28
    459(7246):569-73. doi: 10.1038/nature07953. Epub 2009 Apr 28.
  28. Asperger's syndrome and high-functioning autism.
    Carpenter LA, Soorya L, Halpern D.
    Pediatr Ann. 2009
    2009 Jan
    38(1):30-5. No abstract available.
  29. Multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification for genetic screening in autism spectrum disorders: efficient identification of known microduplications and identification of a novel microduplication in ASMT.
    Cai G, Edelmann L, Goldsmith JE, Cohen N, Nakamine A, Reichert JG, Hoffman EJ, Zurawiecki DM, Silverman JM, Hollander E, Soorya L, Anagnostou E, Betancur C, Buxbaum JD.
    BMC Med Genomics. 2008
    2008 Oct 16
    1:50. doi: 10.1186/1755-8794-1-50.
  30. Psychopharmacologic interventions for repetitive behaviors in autism spectrum disorders.
    Soorya L, Kiarashi J, Hollander E.
    Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2008
    2008 Oct
    17(4):753-71, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2008.06.003.