- Associate Professor
- Baylor College of Medicine
- Houston, TX, US
- MS from Baylor College Of Medicine
- Clinical Investigation
- PhD from Virginia Commonwealth University
- Experimental/Developmental Psychology
- MS from University Of Tennessee
- Child and Family Studies
- BA from Texas Woman's University
Honors & Awards
- National Institutes of Health Clinical Loan Repayment Program Award
- 2007, 2009, 2011
- John R. Kelsey, Jr. Student Speaker Award
- Autism Speaks Travel Award
- John Merck Scholars Program in the Biology of Developmental Disabilities in Children
- Cognitive Science Nominee, 2008
- International Meeting for Autism Research Student Travel Award
- 2005, 2006
- My interests broadly focus on the early emergence of ASD symptomatology, as well as how parent perceptions about ASD influence their health-related behaviors.
As a full-time research psychologist, my expertise is in the phenotypic characterization and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). I am one of three across all BCM faculty who has achieved the highest status for reliable administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview—Revised (ADI-R), considered “gold-standard” instruments for aiding a diagnosis of ASD. This sought-after skill set lends to an increasing number of both local and national requests for my collaboration on new research proposals, education of other providers and trainees on use of these tools, and presentations about ASD. Since 2003, my research has primarily focused on characterization of individuals with ASD and related genetic conditions, including management of three large, network-affiliated studies supported by the prestigious Simons Foundation. My involvement in these network efforts have helped me launch specific programs of research on causes and consequences of developmental regression in ASD, how parent perceptions about ASD influence their health-related behaviors, and emergent vaccine hesitancy resulting from fears about ASD.
- Goin-Kochel RP, Trinh S, Barber S, Bernier R. "Gene Disrupting Mutations Associated with Regression in Autism Spectrum Disorder." J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 November;47(11):3600-3607. Pubmed PMID: 28856484
- Bernier, R., Hudac, C.M., Chen, Q., Zeng, C., Wallace, A.S., Gerdts, J., Earl, R., Berg, J., Wolken, A., Peters, A., Hanson, E., Goin-Kochel, R.P., Kanne, S.M., Green-Snyder, L., & Chung, W.K. "Developmental trajectories for young children with 16p11.2 copy number variation." Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2017 June;174(4):367-380. Pubmed PMID: 28349640
- Goin-Kochel, R.P., Mire, S.S., Dempsey, A.G., Fein, R.H., Guffey, D., Minard, C.G., Cunningham, R.M., Sahni, L.C., & Boom, J.A. "Parental report of vaccine receipt in children with autism spectrum disorder: Do rates differ by pattern of ASD onset?." Vaccine. 2016 March 8;34(11):1335-42. Pubmed PMID: 26868082
- Goin-Kochel RP, Mire SS, Dempsey AG. "Emergence of autism spectrum disorder in children from simplex families: relations to parental perceptions of etiology." J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 May;45(5):1451-63. Pubmed PMID: 25398603
- Goin-Kochel, R.P., Esler, A.N., Kanne, S.M., & Hus, V. "Developmental regression among children with autism spectrum disorders: Onset, duration, and effects on functional outcomes." Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. 2014 July;8(2):890-898.
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- Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers
- Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes
- International Society for Autism Research
- American Society for Human Genetics
- Association for Behavior Analysis
- Lost and Found: What We Know About Regression in Children with ASD.
- Sponsor: Children’s Autism Center
- Causes and Consequences of Developmental Regression in Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Sponsor: Thompson Center 10th Annual Autism Conference
- Developmental Regression in Autism Spectrum Disorder: What Do We Know and Where Do We Go?
- Sponsor: Psychology Section—Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Texas Children’s Hospital
- Developmental Regression in Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Baskin-Robbins® Perspective.
- Sponsor: Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, University of Missouri
- Developmental Regression in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Can We Agree to Disagree?
- Sponsor: Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center