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Elaine Tierney, M.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Centers & Institutes

  • Kennedy Krieger Institute


Autism, Psychiatry

Research Interests

Genetic and metabolic disorders


  • English
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  • Education +


    • University of South Florida College of Medicine ( Tampa FL ) (1989)


    • The Johns Hopkins Hospital/Psychiatry ( Baltimore MD ) (1992)


    • The Johns Hopkins Hospital/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ( Baltimore MD ) (1994)


    • General, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology-Psychiatry (2009)
    • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (2007)
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    Research Summary

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    Selected Publications

    1. Tierney E, Nwokoro N, Porter FD, Freund LS, Ghuman JK, Kelley RI. Behavior phenotype in the RSH/ Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics. 2001; 98:191-200.
    2. Research Units on Pediatric Psychopharmacology Autism Network (McCracken JT, McGough J, Shah B, Cronin P, Hong D, University of California at Los Angeles; Aman MG, Arnold LE, Lindsay R, Nash P, Hollway J, Ohio State University; McDougle CJ, Posey D, Swiezy N, Kohn A, Indiana University; Scahill L, Martin A, Koenig K, Volkmar F, Carroll D, Lancor A, Yale University; Tierney E, Ghuman J, Gonzalez NM, Grados M), Kennedy Krieger Institute; Vitiello B, Ritz L, National Institute of Mental Health; Davies M, Columbia University; Robinson J, McMahon D. Nathan Kline Institute (Research Units on Pediatric Psychopharmacology Autism Network), Risperidone in children with autism and serious behavioral problems. New England Journal of Medicine. 2002; 347 (5):314-321.
    3. Belmonte MK, Cook EH, Anderson GM, Rubenstein JLR, Greenough WT, Beckel-Mitchener A, Courchesne E, Boulanger LM, Powell SB, Levitt PR, Perry EK, Jiang YH, DeLorey TM, Tierney E. Autism as a disorder of neural information processing: directions for research and targets for therapy. Molecular Psychiatry. 2004; (7): 646-63.
    4. Research Units on Pediatric Psychopharmacology Autism Network (Aman, M.G., Arnold LE, Ramadan Y, Witwer A, Lindsey R, McDougle CJ, Posey D, Swiezy N, Kohn A, McCracken JT, Shah B, Cronin P, McGough J, Lee L, Scahill L, Martin A, Koenig K, Carroll D, Young C, Lancor A, Tierney E, Ghuman J, Gonzalez NM, Grados MA. A randomized controlled crossover trial of methylphenidate in pervasive developmental disorders with hyperactivity. Archives of General Psychiatry. 2005; 62 (6): 1266-1274.
    5. Tierney E, Bukelis I, Thompson RE, Ahmed K, Aneja A, Kratz L, Kelley RI. Abnormalities of Cholesterol Metabolism in Autism Spectrum Disorders, American Journal of Medical Genetic, Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics.2006; (6):666-8.
    6. Tierney E, AmanMG, StoutDJ, PappasK, Arnold E, Vitiello B, Scahill L, McDougle CJ, McCracken JT, Wheeler C, Martin A, Posey DJ, Shah B. Parent Satisfaction in a Multi-Site Trial of Risperidone in Children with Autism: A Social Validity Study. Psychopharmacology, e-published 23 November 2006.
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    • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child Psychiatry

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