Curriculum Vitae

Date

September 20, 2017

Name

Daniel S. Messinger (dmessinger@miami.edu)

Rank

Professor

Primary Department

Psychology

Secondary Departments

Pediatrics, Music Engineering, Music Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering

Phone

Work: 305-284-8443, Fax: 305-284-4795

Address

University of Miami, P.O. Box 249229

Coral Gables, FL 33101-0721.

Courier: 5665 Ponce de Leon (Rm. 308) Coral Gables, FL 33146.

Citizenship

United States

Higher Education

Institutional

Ph.D., 1994

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, Psychology (Developmental). 

M.A., 1988

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Human Development. 

B.A., 1985

Haverford College, Haverford, PA. Independent Psychology major, Sociology minor. 

Experience

Academic

2014-present

Professor of Psychology, Pediatrics, Music Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Miami.,

2011-2014

Professor of Psychology, Pediatrics, and Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Miami.

2009-2011

Associate Professor of Psychology, Pediatrics, and Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Miami.

2003-2009

Associate Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics, University of Miami.

1998-2003

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics, University of Miami.

1995-1998

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology, University of Miami Medical School.

1994-1995

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami Medical School.

1993-1994

Senior Research Associate. Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami Medical School.

2010

Visiting Professor, University of Trento, Italy.

 

 

Professional Positions

2016-

Co-Leader, Neurodevelopment Discovery Science Interprofessional Collaborative (IPC), Mailman Center For Child Development.

2015-

Program Director, Social Systems Informatics, Center for Computational Science, University of Miami 

2014-

Coordinator, Developmental Area, Child Division, Department of Psychology, University of Miami

2014-

Databrary Advisory Board

2010-2014

Executive Committee Member, Baby Siblings Research Consortium, National Institutes of Health/Autism Speaks

2009-2010

Director: Marino Autism Research Institute (MARI), University of Miami

2007-2008

Co-Director: Marino Autism Research Institute (MARI), University of Miami

2007-present

Baby Siblings Research Consortium, National Institutes of Health/Autism Speaks

 

 

Publications

 

Chapters and Commentaries

Rao, H., Clements, M. A., Li, Y., Swanson, M. R., Piven, J., & Messinger, D. S. (2017). Paralinguistic Analysis of Children’s Speech in Natural Environments. In J. M. Rehg, S. A. Murphy & S. Kumar (Eds.), Mobile Health: Sensors, Analytic Methods, and Applications (pp. 219-238). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Martin, K.B. & Messinger, D.S. (in press). Smile. Bornstein, M. (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development.

Prince, E.B., Martin, K.B. & Messinger, D.S. (in press) Facial Action Coding System. In Allen, M. (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods.  

Messinger, D., Duvivier, L. L., Warren, Z., Mahoor, M., Baker, J., Warlaumont, A. S., & Ruvolo, P. (in press). Affective Computing, Emotional Development, and Autism. In Calvo, R. (Ed.), Handbook of Affective Computing. NY: Oxford University Press.

Chow, S-M., Mattson, W. I. & Messinger, D. S. (2014). Representing trends and moment-to-moment variability in dyadic and family processes using state-space modeling techniques. In McHale, S., Amato, P., & Booth, A. (Eds.), Emerging methods in family research,  (Vol. 4, pp. 39-55): Springer International Publishing.

Sauter, D., McDonald, N. M., Gangi, D., & Messinger, D. S. (2014). Nonverbal expressions of positive emotions. In M. M. Tugade, M. N. Shiota & L. D. Kirby (Eds.), (pp. 179-198). New York, NY, US: Guilford Press.

Messinger, D., Mahoor, M., Chow, S., Haltigan, J. D., Cadavid, S., & Cohn, J. F. (2014). Early Emotional Communication: Novel Approaches to Interaction. In J. Gratch & S. Marsella (Eds.), Social emotions in nature and artifact: Emotions in human and human-computer interaction (Vol. 14, pp. 162-180): Oxford University Press. MS.

Tronick, E. Z., D. S. Messinger, M. K. Weinberg, B. M. Lester, L. Lagasse, R. Seifer, C. R. Bauer, S. Shankaran, H. Bada, L. L. Wright, K. Poole and J. Liu (2014). Cocaine Exposure Is Associated with Subtle Compromises of Infants’ and Mothers’ Social – Emotional Behavior and Dyadic Features of Their Interaction in the Face-to-Face Still-Face Paradigm. Neurodevelopmental Disorders. M. S. C. Thomas and A. Karmiloff-Smith, Sage Publications LTD. Four: 711-722. Invited Reprint.

Oberwelland, E., Mattson, W.I., Ekas, N. & Messinger, D. S. (2012). Facial Expression Learning. In N. Seel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (1257-1262). New York, NY: Springer.

McDonald, N., & Messinger, D. (2011). The development of empathy: How, when, and why. In A. Acerbi, J. A. Lombo, & J. J.Sanguineti (Eds), Free will, Emotions, and Moral Actions: Philosophy and Neuroscience in Dialogue. IF-Press.

Messinger, D. (2008). Smiling. In M. M. Haith & J. B. Benson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development, Vol. 3, pp. 186-198. Oxford: Elsevier. Republished in Social and Emotional Development in Infancy and Early Childhood. 

Messinger, D. & Fogel, A. (2007). The interactive development of social smiling. In Robert Kail (ed.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 35, 327-366. Oxford: Elsevier.

Messinger, D. S. & Lester, B.M. (2007). Prenatal substance exposure and human development. In Fogel, A., King, B. J., & Shanker, S. (Eds.), Human Development in the 21st Century: Visionary Policy Ideas from Systems Scientists (pp. 225-232). Council on Human Development: Bethesda, MD.

Messinger, D. (2006). Smiling. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Development (Vol. 3, pp. 1183-1185). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Messinger, D. S. (2005). A measure of early joy? Afterword to the re-publication of 'All smiles are positive, but some smiles are more positive than others' in P. Ekman & E. Rosenberg (Eds.), What the face reveals: Studies of spontaneous facial expression using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS) (2nd Ed.) (pp. 350-353). Oxford University Press.

Lavelli, M., Pantoja, P. F., Hsu, H., Messinger, D. & Fogel, A. (2005). Using microgenetic designs to study change processes. In D. G. Teti (Ed.), Handbook of Research Methods in Developmental Psychology (pp. 41-65). Blackwell.

Bolzani, L., Messinger, D. S., Yale, M. E., Dondi, M. (2002). Smiling in Infancy. In Millicent H. Abel (Ed.), An empirical reflection on the smile (pp. 111-135). New York: The Edwin Mellen Press. 

Dickson, K. L., Fogel, A., & Messinger, D. (1998). The development of emotion from a social process view. In M. F. Mascolo & S.Griffin (Eds.) What develops in emotional development? (pp. 253-271). New York: Plenum.

Fogel, A., Dickson, K. L., Hsu, H., Messinger, D., Nelson, C. M., Nwokah, E. (1997). Communication of smiling and laughter in mother-infant play: Research on emotion from a dynamic systems perspective. In K. C. Barrett (Ed.) The communication of emotion: Current research from diverse perspectives (pp. 5-24). San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Messinger, D., Fogel, A., & Dickson, K. L. (1997). A dynamic systems approach to infant facial action. In J. A. Russell and F. M. Dols (Eds.) The psychology of facial expression (pp. 205-226). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Fogel, A., Stevenson, P., & Messinger, D. (1992). A comparison of the parent-child relationship in Japan and the United States. In J. L. Roopnarine & D. B. Carter (Eds.), Parent-child socialization in diverse cultural contexts (pp. 35-51). Norwood, NJ: Ablex.

Walker, H., Messinger, D., Fogel, A., & Karns, J. (1992). Social and communicative development in infancy. In V. B. Van Hasselt & M. Hersen (Eds.), Handbook of social development: A lifespan perspective (pp. 157-181). New York: Plenum Press.

 

Refereed Articles

Martin, K.B., Prince, E.B., Haltigan, J.D., Ekas, N., & Messinger, D.S. Attachment security differs by later autism spectrum disorder: A prospective study.

Chow, S., Ou, L., Ciptadi, A., Prince, E.B., Rehg, J., Rozga, A., & Messinger, D. (). Representing Sudden Shifts in Intensive Dyadic Interaction Data Using Ordinary Differential Equation (ODE) Model with Regime Switching.

Prince, E.B., Ciptadi, A., Rozga, A., Martin, K. B., Warlaumont, A., Rehg, J., & Messinger, D. (). Objective Measurement of Attachment Behaviors during the Strange Situation Procedure. Infancy.

Re-examination of Oostenbroek et al. (2016) – Evidence for Neonatal Imitation of Tongue Protrusion. Developmental Science.

McDonald, N. M., Murphy, H. G., & Messinger, D. S. (2017). Empathic responding in preschool-aged children with familial risk for autism. Autism Research. 

Chu, W.-S., De la Torre, F., Cohn, J. F., & Messinger, D. S. (2017). A Branch-and-Bound Framework for Unsupervised Common Event Discovery. International Journal of Computer Vision, 1-20. doi: 10.1007/s11263-017-0989-7

Messinger, D. S., Mattson, W. I., Todd, J. T., Gangi, D. N., Myers, N. D., & Bahrick, L. E. (2017). Temporal dependency and the structure of early looking. PLoS ONE, 12(1), e0169458. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169458

Yitzhak, N., Giladi, N., Gurevich, T., Messinger, D. S., Prince, E. B., Martin, K.,  & Aviezer, H. (in press). Gently does it: Humans outperform a software classifier in recognizing subtle, nonstereotypical facial expressions. Emotion.

Ekas, N. V., McDonald, N. M., Pruitt, M. M., & Messinger, D. S. (2017). Brief Report: The Development of Compliance in Toddlers at-Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(4), 1239-1248. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-2984-1

Page, J., Constantino, J. N., Zambrana, K., Martin, E., Tunc, I., Zhang, Y., Abbacchi, A., & Messinger, D. (2016). Quantitative autistic trait measurements index background genetic risk for ASD in Hispanic families. Mol Autism, 7(1), 39. doi: 10.1186/s13229-016-0100-1

Warlaumont, A. S., Richards, J. A., Gilkerson, J., Messinger, D. S., & Oller, D. K. (2016). The Social Feedback Hypothesis and Communicative Development in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Response to Akhtar, Jaswal, Dinishak, and Stephan (2016). Psychological Science, 27(11), 1531-1533. doi: 10.1177/0956797616668558

Gangi, D. N., Messinger, D. S., Martin, E. R., & Cuccaro, M. L. (2016). Dopaminergic variants in siblings at high risk for autism: Associations with initiating joint attention. Autism Research. doi: 10.1002/aur.1623. [Epub ahead of print]

Sheinkopf SJ, Tenenbaum EJ, Messinger DS, Miller-Loncar CL, Tronick EZ, LaGasse LL, Shankaran S, Bada H, Bauer CR, Whitaker TM, Hammond JA, & Lester BM. (2016). Maternal and infant affect at 4 months predicts performance and verbal IQ at 4 and 7 years in a diverse population. Developmental Science. [Epub ahead of print]:doi: 10.1111/desc.12479. PMID: 27774733

McDonald, N. M., Baker, J. K., & Messinger, D. S. (2016). Oxytocin and Parent-Child Interaction in the Development of Empathy Among Children at Risk for Autism. Dev Psychol. doi: 10.1037/dev0000104

Edmunds, S. R. Ibañez, L. I., Warren, Z. Messinger, D.S., Stone, W. L. (2016). Longitudinal prediction of language emergence in infants at high and low risk for autism spectrum disorder. Development and Psychopathology, available on CJO2016. doi:10.1017/S0954579416000146.

Harker, C. M., Ibañez, L. V., Nguyen, T. P., Messinger, D. S., & Stone, W. L. (2016). The Effect of Parenting Style on Social Smiling in Infants at High and Low Risk for ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(7), 2399-2407. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-2772-y

Messinger, D. S., Young, G. S., Webb, S. J., Ozonoff, S., Bryson, S. E., Carter, A., Carver, L., Charman, T., Chawarska, K., Curtin, S., Dobkins, K., Hertz-Picciotto, I., Hutman, T., Iverson, J. M., Landa, R., Nelson, C. A., Stone, W. L., Tager-Flusberg, H., & Zwaigenbaum, L. (2016). Commentary: sex difference differences? A reply to Constantino. Molecular Autism, 7(1), 1-3. doi: 10.1186/s13229-016-0093-9

Newschaffer, C. J., Schriver, E., Berrigan, L., Landa, R., Stone, W. L., Bishop, S., Burkom, D., Golden, A., Ibanez, L., Kuo, A., Lakes, K. D., Messinger, D. S., Paterson, S., & Warren, Z. E. (2016). Development and validation of a streamlined autism case confirmation approach for use in epidemiologic risk factor research in prospective cohorts. Autism Res. doi: 10.1002/aur.1659

Charman, T., Young, G. S., Brian, J., Carter, A., Carver, L. J., Chawarska, K., Curtin, S., Dobkins, K., Elsabbagh, M., Georgiades, S., Hertz-Picciotto, I., Hutman, T., Iverson, J. M., Jones, E. J., Landa, R., Macari, S., Messinger, D. S., Nelson, C. A., Ozonoff, S., Saulnier, C., Stone, W. L., Tager-Flusberg, H., Webb, S. J., Yirmiya, N., & Zwaigenbaum, L. (2016). Non-ASD outcomes at 36 months in siblings at familial risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD): A baby siblings research consortium (BSRC) study. Autism Res. doi: 10.1002/aur.1669. PMID: 27417857 

Szatmari, P., Chawarska, K., Dawson, G., Georgiades, S., Landa, R., Lord, C., Messinger, D. S., Thurm, A., Halladay, A. (2016). Prospective Longitudinal Studies of Infant Siblings of Children With Autism: Lessons Learned and Future Directions. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 55(3), 179-187. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2015.12.014

Beebe, B., D. Messinger, L. E. Bahrick, A. Margolis, K. A. Buck, & H. Chen (2016). A Systems View of Mother-Infant Face-to-Face Communication. Developmental Psychology. NIHMSID 759139.

Ruvolo, P., Messinger, D., & Movellan, J. (2015). Infants Time Their Smiles to Make Their Moms Smile. PLoS ONE, 10(9), e0136492. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136492

Messinger, D. S., Young, G. S., Webb, S. J., Ozonoff, S., Bryson, S. E., Carter, A., Carver, L., Charman, T., Chawarska, K., Curtin, S., Dobkins, K., Hertz-Picciotto, I., Hutman, T., Iverson, J. M., Landa, R., Nelson, C. A., Stone, W. L., Tager-Flusberg, H., & Zwaigenbaum, L. (2015). Early sex differences are not autism-specific: A Baby Siblings Research Consortium (BSRC) study. Mol Autism, 6, 32. doi: 10.1186/s13229-015-0027-y. PMC4455973.

Lambert-Brown, B. L., McDonald, N. M., Mattson, W. I., Martin, K. B., Ibañez, L. V., Stone, W. L., & Messinger, D. S. (2015). Positive emotional engagement and autism risk. Developmental Psychology, 51(6), 848-855. doi: 10.1037/a0039182  NIHMSID 674905 PMCID: PMC4446222

Hammal, Z., Cohn, J. F., & Messinger, D. S. (2015). Head Movement Dynamics During Play and Perturbed Mother-Infant Interaction. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing,, PP(99), 1-1. doi: 10.1109/TAFFC.2015.2422702. NIHMS700579

Aviezer, H., Messinger, D. S., Zangvil, S., Mattson, W. I., Gangi, D. N., & Todorov, A. (2015). Thrill of victory or agony of defeat? Perceivers fail to utilize information in facial movements. Emotion, 15(6), 791-797. doi: 10.1037/emo0000073. PMID: 26010575. NIHMS696379.

Halladay, A. K., Bishop, S., Constantino, J. N., Daniels, A. M., Koenig, K., Palmer, K., Messinger, D., Pelphrey, K., Sanders, S. J., Singer, A. T., Taylor, J. L., & Szatmari, P. (2015). Sex and gender differences in autism spectrum disorder: summarizing evidence gaps and identifying emerging areas of priority. Mol Autism, 6, 36. doi: 10.1186/s13229-015-0019-y

Ozonoff S, Young GS, Landa RJ, Brian J, Bryson S, Charman T, Chawarska K, Macari SL, Messinger D, Stone WL, Zwaigenbaum L, Iosif AM. Diagnostic stability in young children at risk for autism spectrum disorder: a baby siblings research consortium study. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2015 Apr 29. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12421. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25921776.

Chawarska, K., Shic, F., Macari, S., Campbell, D. J., Brian, J., Landa, R., Hutman, T., Nelson, C. A., Ozonoff, S., Tager-Flusberg, H., Young, G. S., Zwaigenbaum, L., Cohen, I. L., Charman, T., Messinger, D. S., Klin, A., Johnson, S., & Bryson, S. (2014). 18-Month Predictors of Later Outcomes in Younger Siblings of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Baby Siblings Research Consortium Study. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 53(12), 1317-1327.e1311. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2014.09.015. PMC4254798

Zwaigenbaum L, Young G, Stone W, Dobkins K, Ozonoff S, Brian J, Bryson SE, Carver L, Hutman T, Iverson JM, Landa RJ, Messinger D. 2014. Early Head Growth in Infants at Risk of Autism: A Baby Siblings Research Consortium Study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 53(10), 1053 - 1062.

Key, A., Ibanez, L., Henderson, H., Warren, Z., Messinger, D., & Stone W. (2014). Positive affect processing and joint attention in infants at high risk for autism: An exploratory studyJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2191-x

Gangi, D. N., Ibañez, L. V., & Messinger, D. S. (2014). Joint attention initiation with and without positive affect: Risk group differences and associations with ASD symptoms. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(6), 1414-1424. doi: 10.1007/s10803-013-2002-9

Esposito, G., Rostagno, M., Venuti, P. Haltigan, J.D., Messinger, D.S. (2014). Atypical expression of distress during the separation phase of the Strange Situation in infant siblings at high risk for ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 12, 975-980. doi: 10.1007/s10803-013-1940-6

Lieberman-Betz, R. G., Yoder, P., Stone, W. L., Nahmias, A. S., Carter, A. S., Celimli-Aksoy, S., & Messinger, D. S. (2014). An Illustration of Using Multiple Imputation Versus Listwise Deletion Analyses: The Effect of Hanen's "More Than Words" on Parenting Stress. Am J Intellect Dev Disabil, 119(5), 472-486. doi: 10.1352/1944-7558-119.5.472

Siller, M., Morgan, L., Turner-Brown, L., Baggett, K. M., Baranek, G. T., Brian, J., Bryson, S. E., Carter, A. S., Crais, E. R., Estes, A., Kasari, C., Landa, R. J., Lord, C., Messinger, D. S., Mundy, P., Odom, S. L., Reznick, J. S., Roberts, W., Rogers, S. J., Schertz, H. H., Smith, I. M., Stone, W. L., Watson, L. R., Wetherby, A. M., Yoder, P. J., & Zwaigenbaum, L. (2014). Designing Studies to Evaluate Parent-Mediated Interventions for Toddlers With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Early Intervention. doi: 10.1177/1053815114542507

Johnson, N. F., Medina, P., Zhao, G., Messinger, D. S., Horgan, J., Gill, P., Bohorquez, J. C., Mattson, W. I., Gangi, D. N., Qi, H., Manrique, P., Velasquez, N., Morgenstern, A., Restrepo, E. M., Johnson, N., Spagat, M., & Zarama, R. (2013). Simple mathematical law benchmarks human confrontations. Scientific Reports.doi:10.1038/srep03463

Mattson, W. I., Cohn, J. F., Mahoor, M. H., Gangi, D. N., & Messinger, D. S. (2013). Darwin’s Duchenne: Eye constriction during infant joy and distress. PLoS ONE, 8 (11). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080161.

Franklin, B., Warlaumont, A.S., Messinger, D.S., Bene, E., Iyer, S.N., Lee, C-C., Lambert, B., Oller, D.K. (2013). Effects of Parental Interaction on Infant Vocalization Rate, Variability and Vocal Type. 1-8, Language Learning and Development. NIHMSID 555864.

Messinger, D., Young, G. S., Ozonoff, S., Dobkins, K., Carter, A., Zwaigenbaum, L., Landa, R. J., Charman, T., Stone, W. L., Constantino, J. N., Hutman, T., Carver, L. J., Bryson, S., Iverson, J. M., Strauss, M. S., Rogers, S. J., & Sigman, M. (2013). Beyond Autism: A Baby Sibling Research Consortium Study of High-Risk Children at Three Years of Age. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 52(3), 300-308. PMC3625370.

Mattson, W. I., Ekas, N. V., Lambert, B., Tronick, E., Lester, B. M., & Messinger, D. S. (2013). Emotional expression and heart rate in high-risk infants during the face-to-face/still-face. Infant Behavior and Development, 36(4), 776-785.

Perryman, T., Carter, A. S., Messinger, D. S., Stone, W. L., Ivanescu, A. E., & Yoder, P. J. (2012). Parental Child-Directed Speech as a Predictor of Receptive Language in Children with Autism Symptomatology. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42(2). NIHMS425847.

Ibanez, L., Grantz, C.J., Messinger, D.S. (2013). The development of referential communication and autism symptomatology in high-risk infants. Infancy, 18(5), 687-707. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-7078.2012.00142.x

Legiša, J., Messinger, D., Kermol, E., & Marlier, L. (2013). Emotional Responses to Odors in Children with High-Functioning Autism: Autonomic Arousal, Facial Behavior and Self-Report. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(4), 869-879. doi: 10.1007/s10803-012-1629-2. PMID: 22918860.

Ekas, N. Haltigan, J.D., Messinger, D.S. (2012). The Dynamic Still-Face Effect: Do Infants Decrease Bidding Over Time When Parents are Not Responsive? Developmental Psychology, 49(6), 1027-1035. doi: 10.1037/a0029330. PMC3568681.

Graziotti, A. L., Hammond, J., Messinger, D. S., Bann, C. M., Miller-Loncar, C., Twomey, J. E., Bursi, C., Woldt, E., Nelson, J. A., Fleischmann, D., & Alexander, B. (2012). Maintaining participation and momentum in longitudinal research involving high-risk families. The Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 44(2), 120-126.

Messinger, D.S., Mattson, W.I., Mahoor, M.H., & Cohn, J.F. (2012). The eyes have it: Making positive expressions more positive and negative expressions more negative. Emotion, 12(3), 430-436. PMC4492304.

McDonald, N. & Messinger, D. (2012). Empathic Responding in Toddlers at Risk for an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42(8), 1566-1573. PMC4778728.

Haltigan, J.D., Lambert, B.L., Seifer, R., Ekas, N.V., Bauer, C.R., & Messinger, D.S. (2011).  Security of attachment and quality of mother-toddler social interaction in a high-risk sample. Infant Behavior & Development.

Ozonoff, S., Young, G., Carter, A.S., Messinger, D. , Yirmiya, N., Zwaigenbaum, L., Bryson, S. E., Carver, L., Constantino, J., Dobkins, K., Hutman, T., Iverson, J., Landa, R., Rogers, S., Sigman, M., Stone, W. (2011). Recurrence Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A baby siblings research consortium study. Pediatrics. PMC3164092

Messinger, D., Ekas, N., Ruvolo, P., & Fogel, A. (2011). 'Are You Interested, Baby?’ Young Infants Exhibit Stable Patterns of Attention during Interaction. Infancy, 17 (2), 233-244. PMC3329152.

Carter, A. S., Messinger, D. S., Stone, W. L., Celimli, S., Nahmias, A. S., Yoder, P. (2011). A Randomized Control Trial of Hanen’s “More Than Words” in Toddlers With Early Autism. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52(7), 741-752. PMC4783130.

Haltigan JD, Ekas NV, Seifer R, Messinger DS. (2010). Brief Report: Attachment Security in Infants At-Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41(3), 1026-1029. PMC3249523.

Messinger, D., Ruvolo, P., Ekas, N., & Fogel, A. (2010). Applying Machine Learning to Infant Interaction: The Development is in the Details. Neural Networks, Special Issue on Social Cognition: From Babies to Robots, 23(10), 1004–1016. PMC2956771.

Baker, J. Messinger,  D., Ekas, N., Lindahl, K. & Brewster, R. (2010). Brief Report: Non-expert Ratings of Family and Parent-Child Interaction. Journal of Family Psychology, 24(6), 775-778. PMC3058667

Messinger, D., Lambert, B. Bauer, C., Bann, C., Hamlin-Smith, K., Das, A. (2010). The Relationship between Behavior Ratings and Concurrent and Subsequent Mental and Motor Performance in Toddlers Born at Extremely Low Birth Weight. Journal of Early Intervention, 32(3), 214-233. NIHMS234916.

Baker J. K., Messinger, D.S., Lyons K.K., & Grantz, C.J. (2010). A Pilot Study of Maternal Sensitivity in the Context of Emergent Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40(8):988-999. PMC2904821 .                            

Baker, J., Haltigan, J.D., Brewster, R., Jaccard, J. & Messinger, D.S. (2010). Non-Expert Ratings of Infant and Parent Emotion: Concordance with Expert Coding and Relevance to Early Autism Risk. International Journal of Behavioral Development., 34, 88–95. PMC2860320.

Chow, S., Haltigan, J.D., Messinger, D.S. (2010). Dynamic Infant-Parent Affect Coupling during the Face-to-Face/Still-Face. Emotion, 10, 101-114. PMC2857589.

Parlade, M. V., Messinger, D. S., van Hecke, A., Kaiser, M., Delgado, C., & Mundy, P. (2009). Anticipatory Smiling: Linking Early Affective Communication and Social Outcome. Infant Behavior & Development, 32, 33-43. PMC2650826.

Zwaigenbaum, L., Bryson, S., Lord, C., Rogers, S., Carter, A., Carver, L., Chawarska, K., Constantino, J., Dawson, G., Dobkins, K., Fein, D., Iverson, J., Klin, A., Landa, R., Messinger, D., Ozonoff, S., Sigman, M., Stone, W., Tager-Flusberg, H., & Yirmiya, N. (2009). Clinical Assessment and Management of Toddlers in Suspected ASD: Insights from Studies of High-Risk Infants. Pediatrics, 123, 1383-1391. PMC2833286,

Messinger, D. S., Mahoor, M., Chow, S., & Cohn, J. F. (2009). Automated Measurement of Facial Expression in Infant-Mother Interaction: A Pilot Study. Infancy, 14, 285–305. PMC2746084.

Ibanez, L., Messinger, D. Newell, L., Sheskin, M. Lambert, B. (2008). Visual disengagement in the infant siblings of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice, 12, 523–535. NIHMS193716.

Messinger, D.S. Cassel, T. Acosta, S., Ambadar, Z. Cohn, J. F. (2008). Infant Smiling Dynamics and Perceived Positive Emotion. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 32, 133-155. PMC2676856.

Dondi, M., Messinger, D., Colle, M., Tabasso, A., Simion, F., Dalla Barba, B., & Fogel, A. (2007). A new perspective on neonatal smiling: Differences between the judgments of expert coders and naïve observers. Infancy, 12, 1-21.

Cassel, T., Messinger, D. S., Ibanez, L., Haltigan, J.D., Acosta, S., Buchman, A. (2007). Early social and emotional communication in the infant siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: An examination of the broad phenotype. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37, 122–132.

Bolzani-Dinehart, L., Messinger, D. S., Acosta, S., Cassel, T., Ambadar, Z., & Cohn, J. (2005). Adult Perceptions of Positive and Negative Infant Emotional Expressions. Infancy, 8, 279-303.

Tronick, E. Z., Messinger, D. S., Weinberg, K. Lester, B. M., LaGasse, L. & Seifer, Bauer, R. C., Shankaran, S., Bada, H., Wright, L. L., Smeriglio, V. L., Poole, K., Liu, J. (2005). Cocaine Exposure Is Associated with Subtle Compromises of Infants’ and Mothers’ Social Emotional Behavior and Dyadic Features of their Interaction in the Face-to-Face Still-Face Paradigm. Developmental Psychology, 41, 711-722.

Uhlhorn, S. B., Messinger, D. S., & Bauer, C. (2005). Cocaine exposure and mother–toddler social play Infant Behavior and Development, 28, 62-73.

Venezia, M., Messinger, D. S., Thorp, D., & Mundy, P. (2004). The Development of Anticipatory Smiling. Infancy, 6(3), 397–406.

Messinger, D. S., Bauer, C. R., Das, A., Seifer, R., Lester, B. M., LaGasse, L. L., Wright, L. L.,  Shankaran, S., Bada, H., Smeriglio, V., Langer, J. C., Beeghly, M. & Poole, K. (2004). The Maternal Lifestyle Study (MLS): Cognitive, motor, and behavioral outcomes of cocaine exposed and opiate exposed infants through three years of age. Pediatrics, 6, 1677-1685.

LaGasse, L. L., Messinger, D. S., Lester, B. M., Seifer, R., Tronick, E. Z., Bauer, C. R., Shankaran, S., Bada, H., Wright, L. L., Smeriglio, V., Finnegan, L. P. & Maza, P. (2003). Prenatal drug exposure and maternal and infant feeding behavior. Archives of Disease in Childhood  Fetal Neonatal Edition, 88, F391–F399.

Yale, M. E., Messinger, D. S., Cobo-Lewis, A. B. (2003). The temporal coordination of early infant communication. Developmental Psychology, 39(5), 815-824.

Delgado, E. F. Messinger, D. S. & Yale., M. E. (2002). Infant responses to direction of parental gaze:  A comparison of two still-face conditions. Infant Behavior and Development, 25(2), 188-195.

Messinger, D. S. (2002). Positive and negative: Infant facial expressions and emotions. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 11(1) 1-6.

Messinger, D. Dondi, M. G. Nelson-Goens, C., Beghi, A., Fogel, A., & Simion, F. (2002). How sleeping neonates smile. Developmental Science, 5(1), 49-55.

Messinger, D., Fogel, A., & Dickson, K. L. (2001). All smiles are positive, but some smiles are more positive than others. Developmental Psychology, 37(5), 642-653.

Hsu, H., Fogel, A. & Messinger, D. (2001). Infant non-distress vocalizations during mother-infant face-to-face interaction: Factors associated with quantitative and qualitative differences. Infant Behavior and Development, 24, 107-128.

Morales, M., Mundy, P., Fullmer, C., Yale, M., Messinger, D., Neal, R., & Schwartz, H. (2000). Responding to joint attention across the 6- to 24-month age period and early language acquisition. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 21(3), 283-298.

Messinger, D., Fogel, A., & Dickson, K. L. (1999). What's in a smile? Developmental Psychology, 35(3), 701-708.

Gauthier, S., Bauer, C., Messinger, D., & Closius, J. (1999). Bayley Scales Of Infant Development II – Where to start? The Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 20(2), 75-79.

Yale, M., Messinger, D., Cobo-Lewis, A., Oller, D. K., & Eilers, R., (1999). An event-based analysis of the coordination of early infant vocalizations and facial actions. Developmental Psychology, 35(2), 505–513.

Fogel, A., Messinger, D. S. Dickson, K. L., & Hsu, Hui-chin, H. (1999). Posture and gaze in early mother-infant communication: Synchronization of developmental trajectories. Developmental Science, 2(3), 325-332.

Messinger, D. & Fogel, A. (1998). Give and take: The development of conventional infant gestures. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 44(4), 566-590.

Messinger, D. Dolcourt, J., King, J., Bodnar, A., & Beck, D. (1996). The survival and developmental outcome of extremely low birthweight infants. Infant Mental Health Journal, 17(4), 375-385.

Franco, F., Fogel, A., Messinger, D. S., & Frazier, C. A. (1996). Cultural differences in physical contact between Hispanic and Anglo mother-infant dyads living in the United States. Early Development and Parenting 5(3), 119-127.

Martinez, A., Malphur, J., Field, T., Pickens, J., Yando, R., Bendell, D., Valle, C., & Messinger, D. (1996). Depressed mothers’ and their infants’ interactions with nondepressed parents. Infant Mental Health Journal, 17(1), 74-80.

Teti, D. M., Gelfand, D. M., Messinger, D. S., & Isabella, R. (1995). Maternal depression and the quality of early attachment: An examination of infants, preschoolers, and their mothers. Developmental Psychology 31(3), 364-376.

Messinger, D. & Freedman, D. (1992). Autonomy and interdependence in Japanese and American mother-toddler dyads. Early Development and Parenting, 1(1) 33-38.

Fogel, A., Nwokah, E., Dedo, J. Y., Messinger, D., Dickson, K. L., Matusov, E., & Holt, S. A. (1992). Social process theory of emotion: A dynamic systems approach. Social Development, 1(2) 122-142.

Fogel, A., Nwokah, E., Dedo, J. Y., Messinger, D., Dickson, K. L., Matusov, E., & Holt, S. A. (1992). The social process theory of emotion: A radical contextualist perspective. Social Development, 1(2) 147-150.

 


Funded Research 

 

2017-2020

REU Site: Scientific Computing for Structure in Big or Complex Datasets (1659144). PI Rosenberg ($369,000). National Science Foundation (NSF). Role: Mentor.

2016-2020

IBSS-L: Continuous Measurement of Children's Behavior and the Development of Social Dynamics (1620294). PI: Messinger/Song/Laursen/Shearer ($869,999). National Science Foundation (NSF), Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS).

2016-2023

An ASD Enriched Risk (ASD-ER) ECHO Cohort. PI: Newschaffer ($424,485). DHHS/NIH, subcontract from Drexel University. Role: Site PI.

2016-2019

Objective Measurement of Child Development: Secure Base Behavior and Exploration in Infants (1451511). Research Mentor: Messinger; Awardee: Prince (2016207920). ($90,000). National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (ID 1451511).

2016-

2019

Arousal Tendencies and Individual Differences in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (R15HD087877). PI: Baker (Total: $412,667). This study will examine the relationship between autonomic arousal and individual differences in externalizing behavior problems and clinical symptomatology, to investigate whether these relationships are moderated by social factors in children with ASD. Role: Consultant

2016-2017

Objective Measurement of Attachment. Provost Research Award. PI: Messinger. ($16,972). Explore objective (automated) measurement of attachment behavior.

2015-2017

Multi-scale human dynamics: Autism, social interaction and the brain. Convergence Grant. College of Arts & Sciences, University of Miami. PI: Messinger, Uddin, Johnson, & Chow. ($120,000).

2013-2017

Modeling the Dynamics of Early Communication and Development. National Institute of General Medical Sciences (1R01GM105004). PI: Messinger, Cohn, & Chow. (Total: $1,569,211). The modeling of communicative behavior and related genetic markers in infant and mother will increase understanding of pathways to healthy cognitive and socio-emotional development, and shed light on the potential for change in early intervention efforts.

2013-2015

Gaze Durations in Infancy. National Science Foundation (BCS-1323927). PI: Messinger. (Total: $303,381). Explores temporal dependency between consecutive infant gazes, an early manifestation of self-regulation.

2011-2014

Collaborative Research: Communication, Perturbation, and Early Development. PI: Messinger & Cohn. ($202,002, Miami). National Science Foundation (1052736). Applies automated measurement of early interaction to the Face-to-face/Still-face procedure, and predicts attachment security.

2011-2013

Genomic Influences on Development and Outcomes in Infants at Risk of ASD. Simons Foundation. (Miami: $46,252). Simons Foundation. Investigates rare, heritable copy number variants in high-risk siblings of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by supporting a biorepository including DNA, cell lines and plasma samples from probands with ASD, high-risk infant siblings, and parents from an initial sample of 435 BSRC families.

2011-2015

Genomic Influences on Developmental Course and Outcomes in Infants at Risk of ASD: A BSRC Study. (Miami: $13,617). Autism Speaks. This linked funding will support microarray analyses of approximately 40% of the samples in the SFARI biorepository as well as hypothesis driven genotype-phenotype analyses.

2010-2013

Development and Validation of an Autism Case Confirmation Approach for Use in the National Children’s Study (Project #8).   Messinger (Co-PI). (HHSN275200800002CNIH/NICHD, $151,000). National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH/NICHD). The goal of this project is to determine the best means to validate autism spectrum disorder diagnoses in large cohorts of children.

2008-2014

Social-Emotional Development of Infants At Risk for Autism Spectrum. PI: Messinger & Stone. (R01HD057284, Miami: $1,250,000). National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). This cross-site, Vanderbilt-Miami project examines the extent to which early impairments in specific attentional and affective mechanisms–both of which are putative core deficits of autism–explain the behavioral heterogeneity observed in these high-risk children.

2010-2012

The Emergence of Emotion Regulation in Children At-Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Sponsor: Messinger; PI: Ekas. (F32HD065385, $152,000). National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

2008-2012

INT2-Large: Collaborative Research: Developing Social Robots (0808767). PI: Messinger & Movellan. National Science Foundation ($250,000). Explores the fundamental developmental question - How does new behavior emerge? – through microgenetic examination of early communicative and motor development.

2009-2011

Autistic Traits: Life Course and Genetic Structure. PI: Messinger & Constantino. (R01HD042541, Miami: $280,000). Examines the aggregation of quantitative autistic traits in the first degree relatives of Hispanic with autistic disorder in comparison with non-autistic child psychiatric controls.

2007-2010

Automated measurement of facial expression in autism: Deficits in facial nerve function? Autism Speaks. ($450,000 PI: Messinger, Cohn & Mundy). Investigates whether deficits in facial expressivity in children with autism are due to physiological or emotional factors.

2007-2009

A Multi-Site Clinical Randomized Trial of the Hanen More than Words Intervention. Autism Speaks ($317,415, PI: Messinger & Carter, Stone, & Yoder). This multi-site, randomized control-group study tests the efficacy of a popular parent-training intervention for children under two appear to be on the autism spectrum.

2006-2011

Emotion, Communication, & EEG: Development & Risk (R01 HD047417). PI: Messinger. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development ($1,037,500). A longitudinal analysis of the affective and social communication development of the infant siblings of children with autism.   

2007-2009

Naive Observers' Ratings of Behavior: A Multi-Construct Validation Study (R21HD052062, PI, $275,000). Tests the validity of observers' real-time ratings of constructs ranging from familial hostility to maternal sensitivity to infant emotion. Free coding and rating software.

2006

Validating a transparent measurement system: Non-expert observers’ continuous ratings. General Research Support Award, University Research Council ($4991, PI).

2006-2007

Autism Sibling Study. Marino Autism Research Institute grant sub-award ($25,000).

2004-2005

Automated assessment of possible deficits in positive emotion communication among infants with autistic siblings. University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences Small Grant ($24,470).

2004-2006

Developing Deficits in Infant Siblings of Children with ASD: Emotional Communication & Psychophysiological Functioning (#855). National Alliance for Autism Research ($105,891).

2004-2005

Automated Measurement of Infant Facial Expressions and Human Ratings of Their Emotional Intensity (0418400). National Science Foundation ($100,000, PI with Jeffrey Cohn)

2004

Automated Assessment of Emotional Communication Among Infants with an Autistic Sibling. University Research Council ($4992, PI).

2004

Sponsor: "Does viewing  images of infant smiles increase positive mood in the elderly?" (Tricia Cassel PI). Graduate Fellowship in Aging. University of Miami Center on Aging ($2,000).

2003-2004

Does Smiling in the Face of Adversity Predict Optimal Outcomes? Grant from the Positive Psychology Network ($10,000, PI).

2003-2004  

A Multi-Method Investigation of Infant Emotion (HD416190-01S1). Research Supplement For Underrepresented Minorities. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development ($29,472, PI).

2002-2004  

A Multi-Method Investigation of Infant Emotion (HD41619). National Institute of Child Health and Human Development ($100,000, PI). (Selected by NICHD as an exemplar for new grant applicants.)

2001

Facial Markers of Intense Positive and Negative Emotion. General Research Support Award. University Research Council ($4,400, PI).

2000-2003

The Temporal Coordination of Infant Social Actions (HD38336). National Institute of Child Health and Human Development ($100,000, PI).

2000

Undergraduate Research Laboratory in Applied Developmental Psychology (PI with Katherine Fletcher, Ph.D.). Provost Award ($10,200).

1994

Emergency Request for Institutional Funding. University of Miami Medical School. Pediatric EEG ($4,085, PI).

1992

Summer Research Grant. Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah. Psychological outcomes of low birth weight infants ($5,000, PI).

 

 

Editorial and Reviewing Roles

 

Editorial Roles

 

2014-

Developmental Science, Associate Editor

2009-2011

Emotion, Associate Editor.

2007-2008

Infancy, Editorial Board

 

 

Grant Proposal Reviews

2017-

Member, College of Reviewers. National Science Foundation, Developmental Sciences Program.

2017

National Science Foundation. Ad Hoc Reviewer. Social and Economic Sciences.

2017

NIH Reviewer: Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group ZRG1 RPHB-W (03) M

2016

NIH Reviewer: Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior Special Emphasis Panel (RPHB-W 03).

2016

Reviewer, Behavioral and Social Sciences Panel, Provost Research Award, University of Miami

2015

NIH Reviewer: National Institute of Mental Health Special Emphasis Panel, Consortium on Biomarkers and Outcome Measures in Autism Spectrum Disorder. ZMH1 ERB-C (05).

2014, '15

Miami CTSI – Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Pilot and Collaborative Studies

2005-2016

National Science Foundation: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate.

2013

Technology Foundation the Topsector High Tech Systems and Materials. Netherlands.

2013, 2016

National Science Foundation. Panel Reviewer. Developmental and Learning Sciences (DLS).

2008-2012

National Science Foundation. Ad Hoc Reviewer. Developmental and Learning Sciences (DLS).

2013

NIH Ad Hoc Reviewer:  Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group 2014/01 ZRG1 RPHB-M (02) M

2013-2016

NIH Ad Hoc Reviewer: Psychosocial Development, Risk, and Prevention (PDRP).

2009-2011,

2016

NIH Ad Hoc Reviewer: Child Psychopathology and Development Disabilities.

2011

NIH Ad Hoc Reviewer & Chair: Scientific Review Group:ZHD1 DSR-W 50

2010

NIH Ad Hoc Reviewer: Scientific Review Group: ZRG1 RPHB-C (03) M

2010

NIH Ad Hoc Reviewer & Chair. Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group ZHD1 DSR-W (CJ)

2009

NIH Ad Hoc Reviewer & Chair. Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group ZDC1 SRB-Y (51)

2009

NIH Ad Hoc Reviewer: Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Groups ZRG1 BBBP, ZHD1 DSR-W, and Challenge Grants in Health and Science Research.

2009

Autism Speaks: Dennis Weatherstone Pre-doctoral Fellowships.

2008

Autism Speaks: Basic & Clinical Review Panel, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Grant Proposal Reviews)

 

 

Manuscript Reviewer

2017

Molecular Autism

 

 

2016

Journal of Medical Internet Research

 

 

2015-2017

Autism Research

 

 

2014

Current Directions in Psychological Science

2012-2017

PLOS ONE.

2012-2013

Mind, Culture, and Activity: An International Journal.

2011-2013

IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing

2009-2016

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

2004, '06, '13 

Cognition and Emotion

2011

Deak, G. O., Triesch, J., Krasno, A., de Barbaro, K., & Robledo, M. “Learning to Share: The Emergence of Joint Attention In Human Infancy," to appear in B. Kar (Ed.) Cognition and Brain Development. Washington, DC: APA.

1991, 2002-2011

Child Development

2000-2017

Infancy

2011-2012

Autism Journal

2003-4, 2011

Parenting: Science and Practice

2011

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

2000-2016

Emotion

2002-2012

Infant Behavior and Development

2009

Symmetry

2009

Berk, L. Infants, Children, and Adolescents (6th Ed.). Pearson Education, Boston.  

2004, '06, '09

Developmental Psychobiology

2002-2010

Developmental Science.

2008

Cognition, Journal of Developmental Processes, Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, The Handbook of Jealousy (Wiley).

2007-2010

The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

2007

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: PPID, Cognition, Neurotoxicology & Teratology.

2005-2009

The Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

1991-2016

Developmental Psychology.

2006

American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Prospectus. Patterson, C. Child Development. McGraw-Hill. Prospectus. Child Development at the Intersection of Emotion and Cognition. Susan D. Calkins & Martha Ann Bell (Eds.). APA Books.

2005-2006

Early Human Development

2003-2005

Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

2004

Fogel, A. Infancy: Infant, Family, and Society (4th Ed.). Wadsworth. Bremner, G. Infancy (2nd Ed). Blackwell.

2004

Lamb, M. E., Bornstein, M. H., & Teti, D. M. (2002). Development in Infancy (4th Ed.). Erlbaum.

2003

Infant Mental Health Journal, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, & Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers.

2002

American Journal on Mental Retardation

1999-2001

Infant and Child Development

1997

Early Development and Parenting & Social Development

 

Conference Reviewer

2016

Face and Gesture 2017

2016

Society for Research in Child Development Review Panel Co-Chair: Social, Emotional, Personality

2016

18th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction

2014, '16

Emotional Development  Panel for the International Conference on Infant Studies

2012, '14

Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG)

2012

Bridge Chair (Developmental Psychology). IEEE Conference on Development and Learning / EpiRob 2012

2009, 2011

ICIS 2010 & 2012 International Conference Reviewer, Emotional Development Panel

2011

Program Committee for the Affective Computing track of the 25th Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS-25), Marco Island, Florida, USA.

2003-'05, '08, '10, '13

Emotional Development Panel of the Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies

2003-4

Emotional Development Panel of the Society for Research in Child Development

2003

Affect and Temperament Panel of the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development

2000

Social Development Panel of the Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies

1999

Emotional Development Panel of the Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies

 

 

Professional Organization Memberships

2013

Humaine Association (formerly the Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing)

2012

Bridge Chair, Developmental Psychology, IEEE Conference on Development and Learning / EpiRob

1991-2016

International Society for Infant Studies 

1991-2016

American Psychological Association 

1996-2016

International Society for Research on Emotion

1988-2016

Society for Research in Child Development 

 

 

Awards

 

2014-2017

Cooper Fellowship, University of Miami

2004

James W. McLamore Summer Award in Business and The Social Sciences, University of Miami. "Predicting Referential Communication Among Typically-Developing and At-Risk Infants."

2004

MUSE Award, Contributions to the Undergraduate Program, Psychology Department, University of Miami.

2002

James W. McLamore Summer Award in Business and The Social Sciences, University of Miami. 'The intensification of positive and negative facial expressions in infancy.'

2000

James W. McLamore Summer Award in Business and The Social Sciences, University of Miami. 'Positive and negative facial expressions in infancy.'

1999

American Psychological Association Science Directorate Dissertation Research Award. 

1992-3

University Research Committee Graduate Student Fellowship, University of Utah. "The Development of Infant Smiling." 

1991-3

Professional Development Award. Department of Psychology, University of Utah.

1992-3

International Society for Infant Studies Student Presentation Award. "Infant and mother interactive smiles: Morphological and temporal characteristics."

1992

National Institute of Mental Health, Trainee, Department of Psychology, University of Utah. 

 

 

Presentations

Messinger, D.S., Lei, L., Cooper, S., & Vitale, L. (August, 2017). Data science in psychology. CCS Data Scholars - Guest Speaker.

 

Martin, K.B., Messinger, D.S., Cohn, J., & Hammal, Z. Automated measurement of head movement coordination in infant-parent dyads and later ASD outcomes (May, 2017). Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, San Francisco, California, USA.

 

Martin, K.B., Prince, E.B., Haltigan, J.D., Ekas, N., & Messinger, D.S. Insecure-resistant attachment classification (and behaviors) in infants later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (May 2017). Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, San Francisco, California, USA.

 

Prince, E.B., Ciptadi, A., Rozga, A., Warlaumont, A., Regh, J.M., Messinger, D. (2017, April). Using objective measurements of movement and vocalization data to predict attachment behavior. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting.

 

Prince, E.B., Perry, L.K., Rivero-Fernández, C., Ullery, M.A., Katz, L.F., & Messinger, D.S. (2017, April). Classroom dynamics: examining contingent speech and language development in an early intervention program. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting.

 

Martin, K.B., Haltigan, J.D., Ekas, N., Prince, E., & Messinger, D.S. Attachment security differs by autism spectrum disorder diagnosis: A prospective study (April 2017). Presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, Texas, USA.

 

Martin, K.B., Beebe, B., & Messinger, D.S. More is not always better: Smile contingency patterns and later attachment security (April 2017). Presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, Texas, USA.

 

Mattson, W.I., Simpson, E.A., Martin, K.B., Paukner, A., & Messinger, D.S. Temporal Dependency: Previous looks constrain current looks in non-human primate infants (April 2017). Presented at the Society for Research in Child Development. Austin, Texas, USA.

 

Gangi, D.G., Messinger, D.S., Martin, K.B., Lewkowicz, D.J. Developmental differences in the temporal dependency of infants’ individual looks (April 2017). Presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, Texas, USA. 

 

Page, J., Constantino, J., Zambrana, K., Martin, E., Tunc, I., Zhang, Y., Abbacchi, A., & Messinger, D.S. (April 2017). Quantitative Autistic Trait Measurements Index Background Genetic Risk for ASD in Hispanic Families. Paper Presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting 2017, Austin, Texas, USA.

 

Usher, L.V., Burrows, C., Messinger, D. S., & Henderson, H. A. (2017, May). Adolescent social competence in autism spectrum disorder: Associations with perceptions and metaperceptions of peers. Poster presented at the annual International Meeting for Autism Research, San Francisco, California.

 

Messinger, D.S. (2016). Methodological workshop presentations. “L'analisi degli studi longitudinali” and “La teoria dei sistemi dinamici applicata agli studi clinici.” Azienda Ospedaliera Brotzu, Cagliari, Italy.

 

Messinger, D. S. (May, 2016). Measuring Emotional Process: Objective, Subjective, and Automated Approaches. Invited symposium with K. Perez-Edgar. International Conference on Infant Studies.

Messinger, D. S. (May, 2016). Discussant. "Novel Approaches to Measurement."  South Florida Child Psychology Research Conference:

Gangi, D. N., Messinger, D. S., Cuccaro, M. L., & Martin, E. R. (May 2016). The role of dopaminergic variants in initiating joint attention in high- and low-risk siblings. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Martin, K.B., Zambrana, K., Gangi, D., Cuccaro, M., Messinger, D.S. Dopamine and Looking Patterns in the Face-to-Face/Still-face. (May 2016) Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Chu, W. Z., J., De la Torre, F. Cohn, J. F., Messinger, D. S. (2015). Unsupervised Synchrony Discovery in Human Interaction. Paper presented at the International Conference on Computer Vision, Santiago, Chile.

Messinger, D.S. (2015). Methodological workshop presentations. “L'analisi degli studi longitudinali” and “La teoria dei sistemi dinamici applicata agli studi clinici.” Azienda Ospedaliera Brotzu, Cagliari, Italy.

Messinger, D.S. (2015). New findings on Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Developmental Perspective. Universita’ di Cagliari, Italy.

Messinger, D.S. (2015). Emotions, interaction, and autism: Timing and development. Child Study Center, Pennsylvania State University.

Messinger, D. S. (2015). High-Risk Siblings: The development of Autism. Community Science: Autism. University of Miami.

Chow, S., Ou, L., Ciptadi, A., Prince, E., Rehg, J. M., Rozga, A., Messinger, D. S. (2015). Differential equation modeling approaches to representing sudden shifts in intensive dyadic interaction. Presented at the Society for Ambulatory Assessment. State College, PA.

Prince, E.B., Ciptadi, A., Gangi, D., Martin, K., Rozga, A., Rongfang, J., Rehg, J., and Messinger, D. Automated Measurement of Dyadic Interaction Predicts Expert Ratings of Attachment in the Strange Situation.  Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, May 2015.

Gangi, D. N., Messinger, D. S., Ibañez, L. V., Stone, W. L., Cuccaro, M. L., & Martin, E. R. (May 2015). Associations between behavior problems and dopaminergic variants in high- and low-risk siblings. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Messinger, D., Young, G., Webb, S., Ozonoff, S., Zwaigenbaum, L., Chawarska, K., Landa, R., Dobkins, K., Stone, W., Klin, A., Baron-Cohen, S., Lai, M., Carter, A. (2015). Sex differences do not distinguish high-risk ASD, high-risk no ASD, and low-risk children through three Years: A BSRC study. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Chawarska, K., Shic, F., Macari, S., Campell, D.J., Brian, J.A., Landa, R.J., Hutman, T., Nelson, C.A., Ozonoff, S., Tager-Flusberg, H., Young, G.S., Cohen, L., Charman, T., Messinger, D.S., Johnson, S., Zwaigenbaum, L., Klin, A., & Bryson, S.E. (2015). 18-month predictors of later outcomes in younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Bsrc study. International Society for Autism Research. Salt Lake City, UT.

Iverson, J.M., Shic, F., Wall, C.A., Bensinger-Brody, Y., Curtin, S., Estes, A.M., Gardner, J.M., Hutman, T., Johnson, S., Karmel, B.Z., Landa, R.J., Levin, A.R., Libertus, K., Messinger, D.S., Nelson, C.A., Ozonoff, S., Piven, J., Rogers, S.J., Sacrey, L.A., Sheperd, K., Stone, W.L., Tager-Flusberg, H., Wolff, J.J., Yirmiya, N., & Young, G.S. (2015). Early gross and fine motor abilities in infants at heightened vs. low risk risk for ASD: A Bsrc study.  International Society for Autism Research. Salt Lake City, UT.

Burrows, C.A., Mohapatra, L., Usher, L.V., Gangi, D.N., Messinger, D.S., & Henderson, H.A. (2015). Neural, behavioral, and parent-reported indices of executive attention in younger siblings of children with Autism. International Society for Autism Research. Salt Lake City, UT.

Ibañez, L. V., Karp, E. A., Warren, Z., Messinger, D. S., & Stone, W. L. (2015). Parental concerns and their relation to early intervention and social-communicative functioning within the first two years of life. Presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Salt Lake City, Utah.

Abbachi, A., Zhang, Y., Zambrana, K.A., Messiner, D.S., & Constantino, J.N. (2015, May). Intergenerational Patterns of Quantitative Autistic Traits in Hispanic Families. International Society for Autism Research. Salt Lake City, UT.

McDonald, N.M., Gordon, H., & Messinger, D.S. (2015). A multi-method study of empathic responding in high-risk siblings at preschool age. International Society for Autism Research. Salt Lake City, UT.

Messinger, D. S. (2015). The development of autism:  Lessons from baby sibs. Invited presentation. Interdisciplinary Seminar Series. Mailman Center for Child Development.

Messinger, D. S., Mattson, W. I., Todd, J. T., Gangi, D. N., Myers, N. D., & Bahrick, L. E. (May 2015). Temporal dependency: One look predicts the next. Poster submitted to the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, New York, New York, USA.

Hammal, Z., Cohn, J.F., Messinger, D.S. (May 2015). Head Movement Dynamics During Play and Perturbed Mother-Infant Interaction. The 27th Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention, May 21-24, 2015, New York, USA.

Martin, K.B., Zambrana, K., Haltigan, J.D., Jia, R., Beebe, B., Messinger, D.S. More is not always better: Gaze patterns and later attachment security. (March 2015) Presented at theSociety for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia,Pennsylvania, USA.

Ekas, N., McDonald, N., Messinger, D., Pruitt, M., & Timmons, L. (2015, March). Predictors of Compliance Among Toddlers At-Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Malek, N., Gao, A., Messinger, D., Tabbane, K., Joober, Ridha., Martinez-Trujillo, J. (2014). Comparing the influences of emotion versus identity on face perception during binocular rivalry in human observers. Journal of Vision,14 ,1245. doi:10.1167/14.10.1245

Messinger, D. (2014) Gender differences workgroup report. Baby Siblings Research Consortium Meeting. New York, NY.

Messinger, D. (2014). What are the early developmental trajectories of boys and girls?  When do we see the differences? Invited paper. Sex and Gender Differences in Autism Spectrum Disorders. New York, NY.

Messinger, D. Imaging Behavior: The Promise of Big (Observational) Data. Peking University Summer School.

Rao, H., Kim, J., Clements, M., Rozga, A., & Messinger, D. (2014) Detection of Children's Paralinguistic Events in Interaction with Caregivers. Accepted at Interspeech, Singapore.

Zaker, N., Mahoor, M.H., Messinger, D.S., Cohn, J.F. (2014). Jointly Detecting Infants Multiple Facial Action Units Expressed During Spontaneous Face-to-Face Communication. Paper presented at the International Conference on Imaging Processing. La Defense, Paris, France.

Martin, K., McDonald, N., Lambert-Brown, B., & Messinger, D. (2014). Infants’ responsiveness to parent smiles predicts later parent interactive play quality. Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Berlin, Germany

Gangi, D. N., Messinger, D. S., Mattson, W. I., Todd, J. T., Myers, N. D., & Bahrick, L. E. (July 2014. Temporal dependency in the context of infant habituation. Poster presented at International Conference on Infant Studies, Berlin, Germany.

McDonald, N., Lambert-Brown, B., Mattson, W., & Messinger, D. (2014). Infant emotional responsiveness and autism risk. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Atlanta, GA.

Ekas, N., McDonald, N., & Messinger, M. (2014). It's time to clean up! Symptom severity impacts compliance behaviors in children at-risk for autism. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Atlanta, GA

Harker, C. M., Nguyen, T. P., Ibanez, L. V.,  Nanda, S.,  Karp, E., Messinger,, D. S.,  & Stone, W. (2014, May). The relation between infant social engagement and maternal behavior in infants at high-risk for autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the meeting of the International Meeting for Autism Research, Atlanta, GA.

Ibanez, L.V., Edmunds, S.R., Gangi, D., Nguyen, T.P., Warren, Z.E., Messinger, D.S., & Stone, W.L. (2014). The integration of vocalizations and smiles within joint attention acts in infants at risk for autism spectrum disorder. Paper presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Atlanta, Georgia.

G. Esposito, Rostagno M.del C., P. Venuti, J.D. Haltigan, D.M. Messinger, (2014). Analysis of crying during the separation phase of the strange situation procedure in infant siblings at High-Risk for ASD. 6th International Meeting for Autism Research, 14-17 May 2014, Atlanta, USA.

Messinger, D. S., Mattson, W. I., Todd, J. T., Myers, N. D., Gangi, D. N., & Bahrick, L. E. (November 2013). Temporal dependency and the structure of early infant looking. Poster presented at the Learning to Attend, Attending to Learn Workshop, La Jolla, California, USA.

Messinger, D. S. (2013). Early social development & autism: A dynamic systems perspective. Invited symposium presentation, Society for the Study of Human Development. Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Messinger, D. S. (2013). Emotion, Interaction, and Autism: Measurement and Modeling. Invited talk. First International Symposium on Computational Behavioral Science. Shonan Village Center, Japan.

Messinger, D. S. (2013). Emotion, Interaction, and Autism: Timing and Development. Invited talk. Swiss Center for Affective Sciences.

Hammal, Z., Cohn, J. F., Messinger, D. S., Mattson, W., Mahoor, M. (2013). Head Movement Dynamics During Normal and Perturbed Parent-Infant Interaction. Paper presented at International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction. Geneva, Switzerland.

Fox, N. & Messinger, D. Emotional development. Invited Symposium at the “Faces” Post-conference of the International Society for Research on Emotion. Berkeley, California.

Messinger, D.S, Mattson, W. I., Mahoor, M. H., Cohn, J.F., (2012). Rule-based similarities between Positive and negative facial expressions. Paper presented at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, USA.

Messinger, D. Mattson, W. Fogel, A. & Beebe, B. (2013). Mini-Moods: Consistent patterning of affective expressions in time. Paper presented at the International Society for Research on Emotion. Berkeley, California.

Messinger, D. (2013). Emotion, Interaction, and Autism: Timing and Development. Invited presentation. McGill University.

Mattson, W. I., Bahrick, L. E., Todd, J. T., Beebe, B., Stone, W. L., Messinger, D.S. (2013). 'Look ma, no interaction!' Infants structure their own gaze durations in the absence of parental scaffolding. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention. Washington, D.C., USA.

Gealy, W., Dovi, A., Kubiszyn, T., McQuillin, S., Lambert, B., & Messinger, D. (2013, May). Teachers Rate More Adaptability than Parents in Hispanic, ASD Sample on BASC-2. Poster presented at the Association of Psychological Science (APS), Washington, D.C.

N. Zaker, M.H. Mahoor, W. I. Mattson, D.S. Messinger, J.F. Cohn. (2013). A study on different classification methods for automatic measurement of spontaneous facial expression. 10th IEEE Conference on Automated Face and Gesture, April.

Messinger, D. (April, 2013). Discussant. “Oxytocin and autism: Observational, genetic, and neuroimaging approaches.” Symposium at the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) Biannual Conference, Seattle, WA.

Messinger, D., Ruvolo, P., Fogel, A., & Movellan, J. (April, 2013). Inferring Infant and Mother Smiling Preferences in Early Interaction (and a Robotics Application). Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Ekas, N.V., McDonald, N., & Messinger, D. (2013, April). The association between autism symptom severity and child compliance among children at-risk for autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Key, A., Ibanez, L., Henderson, H., Vinson, A., Jones, D., Warren, Z., Messinger, D., & Stone, W. (2013, April). Positive affect recognition and social-communicative outcomes in infants at high risk for autism.  Poster presented at the Society for Research on Child Development biennial meeting, Seattle, WA.

Beebe, B., Parashar, N., Banerjee, N., Messinger, D., Margolis, A., Loeser, M., Bandes, E., Van Hoose, S., Friedman, D., Brussani, M., Vigliano, D., Lee, S., Buck, K.A. (2013). Mother-Infant vs. Stranger-Infant Self- and Interactive Contingency in Face-to-Face Interaction. Poster, Society for Research in Child Development, Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Gangi, D. N., Ibañez, L. V., Stone, W. L., & Messinger, D. S. (April 2013). Initiating joint attention, smiling, and autism risk. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting 2013, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Gangi, D. N., Ibañez, L. V., Ekas, N., Lambert, B., Stone, W. L., Warren, Z., & Messinger, D. S. (April, 2013). Integration of gaze and positive affect across contexts in infancy. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting 2013, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Mattson, W. I., Bahrick, L. E., Todd, J. T., Beebe, B., Stone, W. L., Yee, N., & Messinger, D.S. (2013). Infant interest: Patterns of gaze in the face-to-face/still-face paradigm. Poster presented at the 2013 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA.

McDonald, N., Baker, J., & Messinger, D. (April, 2013). The influence of OXTR and parent-child interaction on empathy in children at risk for ASD. Paper presented at the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) Biannual Conference, Seattle, WA.

Messinger, D. (2013). “Early Predictors of ASD.” Advancements in the Treatment of Autism. Invited presentation. Mailman Center for Child Development. University of Miami.

Messinger, D. (2013). Emotion, Interaction and Autism: Process and Development. Invited presentation. Florida Atlantic University

Nazanin Zaker, Mohammad H. Mahoor, Whitney I. Mattson, Daniel S. Messinger, and Jeffrey F. Cohn (2012) “Intensity Measurement of Spontaneous Facial Actions: Evaluation of Different Image Representations”, presented at the IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics.

Messinger, D. S. (2012). The development of face perception in the context of infant emotional expressions: A computer vision perspective. Paper presented at the 43rd NIPS International Symposium, "Face perception and recognition." Okazaki, Japan.

Mattson, W. I., Cohn, J. F, Mahoor, M. H., Messinger, D. S. (2012) Duchenne Smiling in the Face-to-Face/Still Face. Poster presented at the 2012 International Conference on Infant Studies, Minneapolis, MN.

Messinger, D. S. (2012). Symposium Chair. “Early temporal dynamics of self-organization and interaction: New research approaches.” International Conference for Infant Studies, Minneapolis, MN.

Ekas, N.V. & Messinger, D. (2012, June). The dynamic still-face effect: Do infants decrease bidding over time when parents are not responsive? Paper presented at the International Conference for Infant Studies, Minneapolis, MN.

Mattson, W. I., Cohn, J.F., Mahoor, M. H., Messinger, D.S. (2012). Beyond Smiles: Duchenne Distress in Infants. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, USA.

Messinger, D. (2012). "Le emozioni nei bambini: applicazioni del comportamento emozionale del volto nella psicologia clinica e dello sviluppo." "FACS and the Study of Emotional Development." "The Development of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)." Trieste, Italy.

Messinger, D., G. Young, S. Ozonoff, L. Zwaigenbaum, K. Dobkins, L. Carter, T. Charman, R. Landa, M. Strauss, J. Constantino, T. Hutman, S. Bryson, J. Iverson, L. Carver, S. Rogers, M. Sigman and W. Stone (2012). Beyond ASD: Developmental Outcomes of High Risk Siblings. Paper presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research. Toronto, Canada.

Ibanez, L., Messinger, D., Warren, Z., & Stone, W. (2012). The early developmental trajectory of initiating joint attention, but not expressive vocabulary, predicts later ASD severity in ASD-sibs. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Toronto, Canada.

Nguyen, T., Ibanez, L., Fong, M., Messinger, D., Grantz, C., Warren, Z., & Stone, W. (2012). Divergence of object play trajectories between high-risk infant siblings and low-risk controls occurs between 15 and 18 months of age. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Toronto, Canada.

Grantz, C. J., Ibanez, L. V., Gangi, D. N., Stone, W. L., Warren, Z., & Messinger, D. S. (May 2012). Nonverbal referential communication and language in infants at high risk for ASD. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research 2012, Toronto Canada.

Lambert, B., Gutierrez, A., Mattson, W., Artigas, J., Martinez, O., Kimijima, M., Cassell, J., Cohn, J., & Messinger, D. S. (May 2012). Responding to Joint Attention Requests from Virtual and Non-Virtual Social Partners. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Toronto, Canada.

Messinger, D. (April, 2012). Interaction and Autism: Process and Development. The Georgia Institute of Technology.

Franklin, B., Warlaumont, A., Lambert, B., Messinger, D., Oller, D.K., (2012). Volubility of Infant Vocalization in Face to Face, Still Face, and Reunion. Poster presented at the International Child Phonology Conference.

Messinger, D. S. (2012). Communication and Autism: Process and Development. Centro Internazionale Studi Montessoriani. Bergamo, Italy.

Messinger, D. S. (2011). Baby-Sibs, Early Signs, and Early Intervention. LEND Program Interdisciplinary Lecture Series.at the Mailman Center for Child Development.

Yoder, P, Carter, A. S., Messinger, D. S., Nahmias, A. S., Stone, W. L., & Celimli, S. (2011). Randomized Controlled Trial of Hanen's More Than Words. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) annual convention. San Diego, CA.

Messinger, D. (2011). “Measurement, analysis, and sharing." Invited talk at the National Science Foundation Workshop on Data Coding, Analysis, Archiving, and Sharing for Open Collaboration: From OpenSHAPA to Open Data Sharing. Arlington, VA.

Messinger, D. (2011).Emotion, Interaction, and Autism: Understanding Process and Development.” University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Messinger, D. (2011). “Communication and Autism: Process and Development." Invited talk at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD.

Wu, T., Tingfan Wu, Artigas, J., Mattson, W., Ruvolo, P. Movellan, J. & Messinger, D. (2011). Collecting a Developmental Dataset of Reaching Behavior: First Steps. IROS Workshop on Cognitive Neuroscience Robots.

Artigas, J., Mattson, W., Ruvolo, P. Wu, T., Movellan, J. & Messinger, D. (2011). Rethinking Motor Development and Learning." Poster and spotlight talk presented at a joint meeting of the International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL) and the International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics (EpiRob). Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Ruvolo, P., Messinger, D., Fogel A., and Movellan J.R. (2011, May). Inferring Preferences from Behavior in Early Mother-Infant Interaction. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

Ekas, N., Stone, W., & Messinger, D. (May, 2011). Temporal dynamics in the still-face: Do infants' social bids decline with time? Poster presented at the Association of Psychological Science Annual Convention. Washington, DC.

Mattson, W. I., Ekas, N., Tronick, E. Z., Lester, B. M., & Messinger, D. S. (2011). Emotional expression and physiology during the Face-to-Face/Still-Face (FFSF) in at-risk infants. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., USA.

Lieberman, R. G., Nahmias, A. S., Yoder, P., Celimli, S., Messinger, D. S., Stone, W. L., & Carter, A. S. (2011, March). Does the effect of a parent training program on parent responsivity vary by parental depression severity?  Poster session presented at the annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, San Antonio, TX.

D. Alie, M. H. Mahoor, W. Mattson, D. Anderson, and D. S. Messinger, “Analysis of Eye Gaze Pattern of Infants at Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder using Markov Models”  presented at the IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision, Hawaii, January 2011.

Messinger, D. (2010). "Early Emotion and Interaction: Understanding Process and Development" and "Computer-based Methods for the Analysis of Facial Expressions and Social Interactions." Talks presented at the 6th Workshop of the German Emotion Network.

Messinger, D. (2010). Strumenti per l’osservazione del comportamento infantile. Invited talk. Azienda Ospedaliera Brotzu, Cagliari, Sardenia.

Messinger, D. (2010). The Development of ASDs: Emotion, Interaction, and Attention. Castel Ivano. Trento.

Messinger, D. (August, 2010). Continuous measurement of early behaviour: Infants, emotion, and autism. Invited symposium paper presented at on automatic analysis of behaviour at the meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology, Madison, WI.

Messinger, D., Baker, J.K., Lindahl, K.M., Mattson, W.I., Celimli, S. (May, 2010). A Demonstration Measurement System Relevant to Autism Risk and Symptomatology: Continuous Non-Expert Ratings of Infant and Parent Emotion. International Meeting for Autism Research Technology & Autism Demonstration Session.

Messinger, D., Ekas, N., & Fogel, A. ( May, 2010). Early bi-directional influence: Competing agendas when infants gaze and mothers smile. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

Messinger, D., Ekas, N., Ruvolo, P., & Fogel, A. (May, 2010). Young infants exhibit stable patterns of interest and affect during interaction. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

Messinger, D. (May, 2010). A Demonstration Measurement System Relevant to Autism Risk and Symptomatology: Continuous Non-Expert Ratings of Infant and Parent Emotion. presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Philadelphia, PA.

Celimli. S., Lyons, K. K., Grantz, C. J., Yoder, P. J., Stone, W. L., Carter, A. S., & Messinger, D. S.. (May, 2010). Parenting Stress as a Moderator of the Association Between Observed ASD Symptomatology and Related Parent-Reported Child Behaviors. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Philadelphia, PA.

Baker J. K., Messinger, D.S., Ekas, N.V., Lyons K.K., & Grantz, C.J. (2010). Mother-toddler interaction in the context of emergent autism. In J. Baker & N. Ekas (Chairs), Parent-child interaction and the emergence of developmental disorders. Symposium presented at the 43rd Annual Gatlinburg Conference, Annapolis, MD.

Ekas, N.V., Baker, J.K., Gealy, W., Messinger, D. (2010). Distress among parents of children with and at-risk for autism spectrum disorder. In N. Ekas & J. Baker (Chairs), Parenting in the context of developmental difficulties: Perspectives on parental mental health. Symposium presented at the 43rd Annual Gatlinburg Conference, Annapolis, MD.

Messinger, D. (2010). Universita' di Trento. "Autism research, developmental methods, and research workshop." A series of workshops.

Baker, J. K., Brewster, R., & Messinger, D. S. (2010). Non-expert ratings of maternal sensitivity toward toddlers. Poster presented at the XVIIth Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies (ICIS).Baltimore, Maryland.

Ekas, N.V., Ibanez, L., Mattson, W.I., & Messinger, D. (2009). The coordination of attention and affect during the still-face among infants at-risk for autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the International Conference for Infant Studies, Baltimore, MD.

Ekas, N.V., Haltigan, J.D., Gealy, W., & Messinger, D. (2009). Early interaction between infants at-risk for autism spectrum disorder and their mothers. Poster presented at the International Conference for Infant Studies, Baltimore, MD.

Mattson, W.I., Mahoor, M.H., Cadavid, S., Martinez, O.L., Messinger, D.S., & Cohn, J.F. (2010). Eye Constriction in Positive and Negative Emotional Expressions. Poster session presented at the International Conference for Infant Studies, Baltimore, MD.

Messinger, D.& Ibanez, L. (2010). Visual disengagement during early interaction as a predictor of joint attention. Paper presented as part of invited symposium, Early Development in Autism: Findings from High-Risk Infant Cohorts, at the biennial meeting of the International Conference on Infant Studies, Baltimore, MD.

Messinger, D. (2009). The Development of Autism in At-Risk Infants – Characterization and Amelioration. Paper presented at the University of Miami/Mailman Center For Child Development Conference on Medical Issues and The Growing Child.

Messinger, D. (2009). Affect, Attention, and Autism Risk. Address delivered at the webinar Bioconference Live.

Messinger, D. (2009). The Development of Autism in At-Risk Infants – Characterization and Amelioration. Keynote Address  delivered at Medical Issues and the Growing Child Conference. University of Miami.

Cadavid S, Mahoor MH, Messinger DS, Cohn JF. (2009/in press). Automated Classification of Gaze Direction Using Spectral Regression and Support Vector Machine. International Conference on Affective Computing & Intelligent Interaction.

Cadavid, S.,  Abdel-Mottaleb, M., D. S. Messinger, M. H. Mahoor, & L. E. Bahrick, (2009). Detecting local audio-visual synchrony in monologues utilizing vocal pitch and facial landmark trajectories. British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), .

Messinger, D., Mahoor, M., Cadavid, S. Kimijima, M., Haltigan, JD, & Cohn, J.(2009). The Role of Eye Constriction in Positive and Negative Infant Emotional Expressions. Hot Topic paper presented to the International Society for Research in Emotions. Leuven, Belgium.

Baker, J. K., Haltigan, J.D., Brewster, R., Jaccard, J. & Messinger, D. Non-Expert Ratings of Parent and Infant Emotion: Concordance with Expert Ratings and Relevance to Early Autism Risk. Hot Topic paper presented to the International Society for Research in Emotions. Leuven, Belgium.

M. Mahoor, S. Cadavid, D. Messinger & J. Cohn (2009). A Framework for Automated Measurement of the Intensity of Non-Posed Facial Action Units. Second IEEE Workshop on CVPR for Human Communicative Behavior Analysis, Miami Beach, FL.

Grantz, C., Ibanez, L., Gealy, W., & Messinger, D. S. (2009). Triadic Attention Development across Contexts in Infant Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). Chicago, IL.

Messinger, D. (April, 2009). The roots of moral cognition: Interaction and empathy in infants at risk for autism. Moral Cognition and Behavior: Philosophical and Neuroscientific Approach. STOQ III. Rome.

Messinger, D. (February, 2009). The development of emotion expression: Basic research, autism applications, and free measurement tools. Paper delivered to the University of Miami Emotions Group.

McDonald, N., Robinson, G., & Messinger, D. (May, 2009). Does 24-month empathic responding predict autistic symptomatology and later ASD diagnosis? Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Chicago, IL.

Ibanez, L., Grantz, C., Gealy, W., Kimijima, M., & Messinger, D. (2009). Developmental Associations Between Attention, Language, and ASD Symptomatology in the Infant Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders(ASDs). Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). Chicago, IL..

Messinger, D., Ibanez, L., Cohn, J., Mahoor, M., Haltigan, JD, Kelley, K., & Baker, J. (2009). University of Miami Sibling Study Measuring Infant Learning and Emotion. Presentation to the annual meeting of the NIH/Autism Speaks Baby Sibs Research Consortium, Miami Beach, FL.

Nahmias, A. S., Brown, A. H., Stone, W. L., Yoder, P. J., Messinger, D. S., & Wetherby, A. M. (2009). Repetitive and Stereotyped Movements in Young Children With and Without Later Autism Symptomatology. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

Haltigan, J. D., Seifer, R., Chan, S., & Messinger, D.  (2009).  Parental Sensitivity and Attachment Security in Infants at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).  Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

Messinger, D. (2008). Affect, Attention, and Early Development. Paper presented at the NSF Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center, Social Interaction Network Workshop, UCSD, San Diego, CA.           

Ibanez, L., Grantz, C., Messinger, D., Gealy, W., & Kimijima, M. (2009). Visual and Joint Attention and Later Language Development in the Infant Siblings of Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

McDonald, N. & Messinger, D. (April, 2009). Empathic responding in toddlers at risk for an autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the  meeting of Society for Research on Child Development, Denver, CO.

Mahoor, M.H., Messinger, D.S., Ibanez, L.V., Cadavid, S., Cohn, J.F. (2009), Automated Measurement of Gaze Direction in Infants. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Messinger, D. (2008). Automated Measurement of Infant-Parent Interaction. Invited DataBlitz talk. University of Miami Symposium on Networks.

Messinger, D. (2008) Baby-Sibs: Infants At-Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and the Broad Autism Phenotype (BAP). Paper presented at L'università degli Studi di Cagliari hosted by Azienda Ospedaliera 'G. Brotzu.'

Messinger, D.S.  Mahoor, M., Cadavid, S. Chow, S. Cohn, J.F. (2008). Early Interactive Emotional Development. Proceedings of the IEEE 7th International Conference on Development and Learning. IEEE, 232-237. Monterey, CA.

Messinger, D.S. & Cohn, J. (2008). Early Interactive Emotional Development: Manual and Automated FACS Approaches. Invited talk at the 12th European Conference on Facial Expressions. Geneva, Switzerland.

Mohammad H. Mahoor, M. H., Messinger, D. S., Ibanez, L., Kimijima, M., Wang, Y., Cadavid, S. & Cohn, J.F.  (2008). Studying Facial Expressions Using Manifold Learning and Support Vector Machines,  Poster presented at IEEE 7th International Conference on Development and Learning, Monterey, California.

Rosenberg, E., Messinger, D.S. & Cohn, J. (2008). Advanced FACS Methodological Issues. Presented at the 12th European Conference on Facial Expressions. Geneva, Switzerland.

Messinger, D.S. Cassel, T., Ambadar, Z. Cohn, J. F. (2008). Infant Smiling Dynamics and Perceived Positive Emotion. Presented at the 12th European Conference on Facial Expressions. Geneva, Switzerland.

Haltigan, J.D., Messinger, D.S., MacDonald, N. (2008). Empathic Responding and Attachment Security in Young Children At Risk for an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). London, UK.

Messinger, D. Cassel, T., Ibanez, L. Haltigan, J.D., Acosta, S. & Kelley, K.  (2008).  Emotion, Attention, and Joint Attention in Infants at Risk for Autism.  Presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). London, UK.

Mahoor, M. H., Messinger, D. S., Kimijima M., Brewster R., Kelley, K. M., & Cohn, J. F. (2008). Automatic Measurement of Smile Intensity. Paper presented at the Marino Autism Research Institute Scientific Symposium, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

Messinger, D. (2008). Core concepts in understanding and treating autism. Presented at "Masters of Pediatrics," Miami Beach, FL.

Ibanez, L., Grantz, C., Messinger, D., Cassel, T., Haltigan, J., Acosta, S.,  & Kelley, K. (2008). Early Gaze Shifting and Joint Attention in Infants at-risk for Autism.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the International Conference on Infant Studies, Vancouver, Canada.

Messinger, D.S. (2007). Emerging Motivation: Modeling Early Interactive Emotional Development. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems, Lund University Cognitive Studies, 134, 5-12. Rutgers, NJ.

Messinger, D. (2007) UMSIB-SMILE: Six Month Attention &  Emotion, and Later Joint Attention. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Baby Sibs Research Consortium, San Francisco, CA.

Messinger, D. (2007). Development of emotional communication. Paper presented at the Workshop on Transactional Emotions, Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California.

Messinger, D., Cassel, T., Ibanez, L., Haltigan, J.D., & Acosta, S. (2007). Early Social & Emotional Communication in Infant Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Ibanez, L., Messinger, D., Lambert, B., Newell, L., and Sheskin, M. (2007). Gaze shifting in the infant siblings of children with an autism spectrum disorder. Poster  presented at the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.

Ibanez, L., Lambert, B., Newell, L., Sheskin, M. and Messinger, D. (2007). Gaze shifting in the infant siblings of children with an autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Seattle, Washington.

Fernandez, C. A., Messinger, D., and Ibanez, L. (2007). Temperament in the infant siblings of children with an autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Seattle, Washington.

Haltigan, J.D., Messinger, D.S., Chow, Sy-Miin, Jaccard, J., and Wang, T. (2007). Continuous emotion ratings of infants at risk for autism and their parents. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.

Haltigan, J. D., Messinger, D. S., Sy-Miin, C., Jaccard, J., and Wang, T. (2007). Continuous measurement of infant and parent emotional valence in the face-to-face still-face paradigm: Infants at risk for autism.  Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Seattle, Washington.

Messinger, D. (2007). The early development of autism and the broader phenotype. Presented at "Masters of Pediatrics," Miami Beach, FL.

Messinger, D., Cassel, T., Ibanez, L., Haltigan, J.D., & Acosta, S. (2006). Early Social & Emotional Communication in Infant Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Haltigan, J.D., Messinger, D., Chow, S., Linick, J., Wang, T., & Jaccard, J. (2006). Time-based measurement of interaction emotion using non-expert observers. Poster presented at the International Society for Research on Emotions (ISRE), Atlanta, GA.

Linick, J., Messinger, D., & Haltigan, J.D., Chow, S., Linick, J., Wang, T., & Jaccard, J. (2006). Continuous ratings of infant and parent emotional expressivity. Poster presented at the annual conference of the International Society for Infant Studies. Kyoto, Japan.

Ibanez, L., Messinger, D., Ambadar, Z., Brewster, R. & Cohn, J. Automated Measurement of Infant and Mother Interactive Smiling. Poster presented to the Association for Psychological Science. NY, NY.

Haltigan, JD, Messinger, D., Chow, S., Linick, J., Wang, T., & Jaccard, J. (2006). Emotion Ratings From Continuous Rating Software: Reliability, Validity, & Applicability. Poster presented to the Association for Psychological Science. NY, NY.

Cassel, T., Messinger, D., Acosta, S., Haltigan, J., & Linick, J. (2005). Emotional deficits in infants with siblings with autism spectrum disorders? Poster presented at the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Vaillant-Molina, M., Ibanez, L. V., Messinger, D. S., & Bahrick, L. E. (2005). Young infants’ perception of emotional expressions of other infants. Poster presented at the International Society for Research on Emotions Conference, Bari, Italy.

Messinger, D.S., Chow, S. M., Koterba, S.Hu, C., Haltigan, J. D., Wang, T., & Cohn, J. F. (2005). Smile and Emotion Dynamics in Infant-Mother Interaction. Paper presented at the International Society for Research in Emotion, Bari, Italy.

Hammond, J., Messinger, D., Das, A., LaGasse, L., Miller-Loncar, C., Higgins, R., Lester, B., Shankaran, S., Bada, H., Bauer, C., Wright, L., Smeriglio, V., & Bhaskar., B. (2005). Actigraphic measurements of children prenatally exposed to cocaine: Measuring the fidget factor. Paper presented at the Society for Pediatric Research, Washington, D.C.

Hamlin-Smith, K. Daniel Messinger, D, & Bauer, CR (May, 2005). Relationship of Bayley Behavior Rating Scales (BRS) to Concurrent and and Future Mental and Motor Development in Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Infants. Poster presented at at the Society for Pediatric Research, Washington, DC. 

Messinger, D.S., Gaby, J., Haltigan, J. D., Chow, S. M., Koterba, S.Hu, C., Venezia, M., Hamilton, L., Cohn, J. F. (2005, April). Interactive Influence in Mutual Smiling. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development. Atlanta, GA.

Venezia, M., Messinger, D.S., Mundy, P. (2005). The Development of Anticipatory Smiling: Affective Communication Predicts Social Outcome. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development. Atlanta, GA.

Acosta, S., Messinger, D., Cassel, T., Bauer, C., Lester, B., & Tronick, E.Z. (2004, July). "How infants smile in the face-to-face/still-face." Presented at the International Society for Research on Emotions, New York, NY.

Messinger, D. S., & Acosta, S., Cassel, T., Ambadar, Z. & Cohn, J. (2004, July). 'Automated measurement of infant expressions: Are the dynamics emotional or facial?' Presented at the International Society for Research on Emotions, New York, NY.

Acosta, S., Messinger, D., Cassell, T., Bauer, C. Lester, B, & Tronick, E. Z. (2004). 'How Infants Smile in the Face-to-Face/Still-Face.' Paper presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Chicago, IL.

Cassell, T., Messinger, D., Escobar, J., Ambadar, Z., Cohn, J. (2004). What causes some infant smiles to be perceived as more positive than others? Contributions of automated measurement and ratings. Paper presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Chicago, IL.

Venezia, M., Messinger, D., Thorp, D., & Mundy, P. (2004). The Development of Anticipatory Smiling: Predicting Social Expressivity from Infant Affective Communication. Paper presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Chicago, IL.

Messinger, D. S. (2003). "Emotion and communication in the first year of life," paper presented at l'Universita' di Verona (5/21), l'Universita' di Roma - "La Sapienza' (5/26), l'Universita' di Bologna (5/29), l'Universita' di Padova (5/30), and as an invited address to the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Study Group meeting in Fort Lauderdale, FL (6/21).

Messinger, D. S., Cobo-Lewis, A., Fogel, A. Acosta, S., & Cassel, T. (2003). Patterns in time: The development of infant expressive coordination and infant-mother coordination. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development. Tampa, FL.

Bolzani-Dinehart, L., Messinger, D. S., & Acosta, S., Cassel, T., Ambadar, Z. & Cohn, J. (2003). A dimensional approach to infant facial expressions. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development. Tampa, FL.

Messinger, D. S., Bolzani, L., & Acosta, S. (2002). Positive and Negative Emotion: A Facial Connection? Paper presented at the International Society for Research on Emotions. Cuenca, Spain.

Messinger, D., Bauer, C., Das, A., Seifer, R., Lester, B., LaGasse, L., Wright, L., Shankaran, S., Bada, H., Smeriglio, V., & Poole, K. (May, 2002). Maternal Lifestyle Study (MLS): Prenatal Cocaine (C) & Opiate (O) Exposure and Bayley II Performance at 1, 2, & 3 Years. Presented at a Poster Symposium of the Society for Pediatric Research, Washington, DC.

Yale, M. E., Messinger, D. S., Cobo-Lewis, A., Acosta, S., Bolzani, L., & Fogel, A. (April, 2002). Individual changes in the coordination of infant smiles and gaze with age. Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Toronto, CA.

Bolzani, L. H., Messinger, D. S., Sanders, D. & Oster, H. (April, 2002). Facial actions associated with adult perceptions of increased emotional intensity: Preliminary evidence. Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Toronto, CA.

Brunner, S. M. Messinger, D. S., Vertus, G. Bauer, C. (April, 2002). Social play interaction among cocaine exposed toddlers and caregivers. Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Toronto, CA.

Messinger, D. (2001, September). Prenatal cocaine exposure and infant outcome. Paper presented at the University of Maine, Orono, ME.

Messinger, D. S. (May, 2001). "Early emotional life," "Timing early communications," and "Getting the most out of interactive and developmental data." Papers presented at l'Universita' di Roma, "La Sapienza." "Le emozioni nei bambini: implicazioni per lo sviluppo" paper presented at l'Universita' di Bologna. "Getting the most out of interactive and developmental data" Paper presented at l'Universita' di Padova.

Messinger, D. S., Brunson, D., Bolzani, L., & Serrano, L. (April, 2001). Intensifying emotional expressions: Convergent evidence from production and judgment studies. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MN.

LaGasse, L. Messinger, D. Lester, B. M., Seifer, R., Bauer, C. R., Shankaran, S., Bada, H., Wright, L., Smeriglio, V., Poole, K., & Liu, E. (April, 2001). Prenatal drug exposure and maternal and infant feeding behavior. Poster presented at the Society for Pediatric Research, Baltimore, MD.

LaGasse, L. Messinger, D. Lester, B. M., Seifer, R., Bauer, C. R., Shankaran, S., Bada, H., Wright, L., Smeriglio, V., Poole, K., & Liu, E.. (April, 2001). Prenatal drug exposure and maternal and infant feeding behavior. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MN.

Messinger, D. S., Sattaur, S., Groß, C. Brunson, D., Oster, H., Bolzani, L., & Serrano, L. (August, 2000). Factors influencing judgments of the emotional intensity of infant facial expressions. Poster presented at the International Society for Research on Emotions. Quebec, CA.

Messinger, D., Fogel, A., & Dickson, K. L. (July, 2000). All smiles are positive, but some smiles are more positive than others. Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Brighton, UK.

Messinger, D., Fogel, A., & Dickson, K. L. (July, 2000). Does infant attention to and away from mother's face during interaction reflect periods of sustained interest? Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Brighton, UK.

Yale, M., Messinger, D., & Cobo-Lewis, A. (July, 2000). An event-based analysis of the coordination of infant social behaviors. Paper presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Brighton, UK.

Messinger, D. (November, 1999). "Effects of substance exposure during pregnancy on infant outcomes." Invited address to the International Neonatal Conference: Neonatology 2000, Miami, FL. 

Yale, M., Messinger, D., & Cobo-Lewis, A. (April, 1999). Coordination of infant behaviors: An event-based analysis. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM.

Messinger, D. & Crowson, M. (April, 1999). Bayley II MDI scores dip at two years. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM.

Bauer, C. R., Messinger, D., Lester, B., Wright, L., Shankaran, S., Bada, H., LaGasse, L., & Das, A. (May, 1999). Maternal Lifestyles Study (MLS): Prenatal Cocaine/Opiate (C/O) Exposure is Unrelated to Changes in Bayley II Performance Between One and Two Years. Poster presented at the Society for Pediatric Research, San Francisco, CA.

Messinger, D., Bauer, C., Langer, J., LaGasse, L., Shankaran, S., Bada, H., Lester, B., Wright, L., Katsikiotis, V., Smeriglio, V., Maza, P. & Finnegan, L. (May, 1998). Maternal Lifestyles Study (MLS): Prenatal cocaine/opiate exposure – Bayley II performance at one year. Platform presentation at the Society for Pediatric Research, New Orleans, LA.

Fullmer, C. & Messinger, D. (April, 1998). Infant response to parental gaze direction during face-to-face/still-face paradigms. Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Atlanta, GA.

Messinger, D. Dondi, M. G. Nelson-Goens, C., Beghi, A., Fogel, A., & Simion, F. (April, 1998). Neonatal smiles. Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Atlanta, GA.

Messinger, D., Fogel, A., & Dickson, K. L. (April, 1998). When infants gaze and mothers smile: Competing agenda? Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Atlanta, GA.

Denis, N. & Messinger, D. (October, 1997). Facial actions during face-to-face interactions between mother and infant. National Institutes of Health Student Trainee Poster Session, New Orleans, LA.

Fullmer, C. & Messinger, D. S. (April, 1997). Coordination of infant behaviors in response to parental still-face. Infant smiling during face-to-face interaction. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, Washington, DC.

Messinger, D., Fogel, A., & Dickson, K. L. (April, 1997). Infant smiling during face-to-face interaction. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, Washington, DC.

Hsu, H., Fogel, A., & Messinger, D. (August, 1996). Mother-infant co-regulation of communication: It's association with mutual gazing and smiling. Poster presented to the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Quebec, CA.

Messinger, D. & Bauer, C. (August, 1996). Infant-mother interaction: Duchenne and non-Duchenne smiles. Poster presented to the International Society for Research on Emotion, Toronto, CA.

Fullmer, C. E., Messinger, D. S., Eilers, R. E., & Yale, M. E. (April, 1996). Coordination of infant behaviors in response to parental still-face. Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Providence, RI. 

Hsu, H., Fogel, A., Cooper, R. B., Nwokah, E. E. & Messinger, D. (April, 1996). The development of infant positive vocalizations in early infancy. Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Providence, RI. 

Willoughby, J. C., Mundy, P. C., Claussen, A. H., Messinger, D., & Scott, K. G. (April, 1996). Non-verbal communication, positive affect, and language development in cocaine exposed 12-month-olds. Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Providence, RI. 

Yale, M. E., Messinger, D., Oller, D. K., & Fullmer, C. E. (April, 1996). The coordination of vocalizations and facial actions in infants 3 and 6 months of age. Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Providence, RI. 

Messinger, D. (April, 1995). How mothers and infants smile during face-to-face interaction. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, Indianapolis, IN. 

Messinger, D. & Bauer, C. (March, 1995). Status of research on infants born to substance abusing mothers. Pediatric Research Rounds. University of Miami.

Fogel, A., Dickson, K. L., & Messinger, D. (July, 1994). Posture and the development of early communication. Paper presented to the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Messinger, D., Fogel, A. & Dickson, L. (May, 1993). A social-contextual approach to the development of infant smiling. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, New Orleans, LA. 

Messinger, D., Dickson, K. L. & Fogel, A. (March, 1992). The development of infant Duchenne and play smiles. Paper presented to the Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development, Tempe, AZ. 

Gelfand, D., Teti, D. & Messinger, D. (May, 1992). Growing up together: Following the lives of depressed mothers and children. Invited Symposium at the Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Harbaugh, S. A., Teti, D. M., Walker, H., Messinger, D., & Isabella, R. (May, 1992). Variability in depressed mothers' behavior with their infants: Stability of demographic and psychosocial correlates. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association. Portland, OR.

Messinger, D., (May, 1992). Infant and mother interactive smiles: Morphological and temporal characteristics. Paper presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Miami Beach, FL.

Messinger, D., & Fogel, A. (May, 1992). Infants' and mothers' offers and requests: The effects of physical context and infant walking. Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Miami Beach, FL.

Teti, D. M., Gelfand, D. M. & Messinger, D. (April, 1991). Security of infant attachment and maternal functioning among depressed and nondepressed mothers and infants. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Messinger, D. & Fogel, A. (April, 1991). Offering and requesting: Similarities and differences. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Messinger, D. & Freedman, D. (April, 1990). Japanese and American differences in toddler autonomy. Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Montreal, CA.

Messinger, D. & Fogel, A. (August, 1990). The role of referential gazing in object exchange. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston.

 

Unpublished

Messinger, D. (1983). Working paper in infant development. Unpublished manuscript.

 

Teaching Specialization

2014-2016

Graduate Core course: "Advanced Developmental Psychology"

2001-2015

Graduate seminars: "Atypical Social Development” and “Psychology of Infant Development.”

1999-2015

Undergraduate web-based, writing courses: "Psychology of Infancy," "Psychology of Social and Emotional Development,” and "Fact-Forum."

1988-1993

Teaching Fellow, University of Utah. "Psychology of Adolescence," "Introduction to Psychology," "Psychological Methodology," and "Statistical Methods in Psychology" (graduate).

1989

Graduate Instructor, University of Utah. "Introduction to Infancy and Childhood." 

 

 Thesis And Dissertation Advising

Martin, K. (proposed 2016). Dissertation (Chair). Attachment security differs by autism spectrum disorder diagnosis: A prospective study.

Prince, E. (proposed 2016). Masters (Chair). Automated Measurement of Attachment Behaviors During the Strange Situation Procedure.

Martin, K. (2015). Masters (Chair). Objective Measurement of Head Movement in Autism.

Gangi, D. (2015). Dissertation (Chair). Dopaminergic variants in siblings at high risk for autism: Associations with joint attention and behavior problems.

Mattson, Whitney (2014). Dissertation (Chair).The temporal dependency hypothesis: Previous look durations predict next look durations.

Charlotte de Montille (2012). Masters (Responsible). Are there differences in the proportion of anticipatory smiling between siblings at high risk and low risk for ASD at 8 and 10 months of age?” University of Miami for Univesite’ Pierre et marie Curie, Paris 6.

Grantz, Caroline (2012). Dissertation (Chair). Pathways between Infant Nonverbal Referential Communication and Later Parent-Child Interaction in the Context of Autism Risk.

McDonald, Nicole (2012). Dissertation (Chair). Genetic and Environmental Predictors of Empathy in Children At Risk for an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Bell, Elizabeth (2011). Proposed Dissertation. Peer Play as a Context for Identifying Profiles of Children and Examining Rates of Growth in Academic Readiness for Children Enrolled in Head Start.

Devon Gangi (2012). Masters Thesis (Chair). Development of Anticipatory Smiling in ASD-sibs and COMP-sibs.

Whitney I. Mattson (2011). Masters Thesis (Chair). Emotion Intensification in 6-Month-Old Infants: The Role of Eye Constriction.

Amy Kalas (2010). Master’s Thesis. The Effect of Simple Versus Complex Music On Joint Attention Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Ibanez, L. (2010). Dissertation (Chair). Attention, Language Development, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Symptomatology in the Infant Siblings of Children with an ASD.

McDonald, N. (2009). Master’s Thesis (Chair). Early Empathy Development and Cooperation in Toddlers at Risk for an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Kolnick, S. (2009). Dissertation. Predicting school readiness: Executive functions, problem behaviors and theory of mind in preschoolers.

Grantz, C. J. (2010). Master’s Thesis (Chair). The Emergence of Triadic Attention in Typically-Developing Infants and Infant Siblings of Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Scolnick, S. (2008). Master’s Thesis. Responding to Joint Attention: Growth and Prediction to Subsequent Social Competence in Children Prenatally Exposed to Cocaine.

Vitiello, V. (2009). Ph.D. Dissertation. Executive Functions and Approaches to Learning in Head Start Preschoolers.

Vanessa Gonzalez-Jarquin (2008). Ph.D. Dissertation. Validation of the Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ) in a Hispanic Sample: Understanding the Impact of Expressed Emotion.

Cassel, T. (2008). Ph.D. Dissertation (Chair). Examination of the communicative deficits associated with the broad phenotype of autism in infant siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Kimeldorf, M. (2008). Ph.D. Dissertation. Reactions to Infidelity: Individual, Gender and Situational Predictors of Relationship Outcome and Forgiveness.

Monica Bocanegra (2008). Ph.D. Dissertation. Treatment regimen and visual processing in children perinatally infected with HIV.

J.D. Haltigan (2008). Dissertation (Chair). Emotional Communication and Attachment Security between Parents and their Infants at Risk For Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Ann-Marie Faria (2008). Ph.D. Dissertation. Peer interactions and school readiness in Head Start children.

Ibanez, L. (2007). Masters Thesis (Chair). Visual disengagement in the infant siblings of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Acosta, S. (2007). Ph.D. Dissertation (Chair). Correspondences in autistic symptomatology and cognitive functioning between autistic children and their infant siblings.

Haltigan, J.D. (2006). Masters Thesis (Chair). Initial Validation of Emotion Ratings from Continuous Rating Software: Reliability, Validity, and Their Role In Studies of Human Interaction.

Harrison, H. M. (2006). Ph.D. Dissertation. Peer Victimization and Depressive Symptoms in Adolescence.

Dinehart, L. (2006).  Language Outcomes in a High Risk Population: The Role of Caregiver Speech, Responsivitiy, and Directiveness.

Acosta, S. (2005). Masters Thesis (Chair). Emotional expression in infants exposed to cocaine.

Thorp, D. (2004). Ph.D. Dissertation. Joint Engagement and Language Development: Contributions of Mother and Infant.

Tricia Cassel (2003). Masters Thesis (Chair). What causes some infant smiles to be perceived as more positive than others? 

Karen Bearman (2003). Ph.D. Dissertation. Social anxiety in school-age children with asthma: application of the disability-stress-coping model of adjustment.

Danielle Thorp (2002). Masters Thesis. The assessment of social communication skills in children with autism: The ESCS-L and the PICS.

Monica Bocanegra (2002). Masters Thesis. Reaching outcome, behavior and efficiency in infants prenatally exposed to cocaine and/or opiates.

Laura Bolzani (2002). Masters Thesis (Chair). Adult perception of infant facial expressions: An appraisal-dimensional approach.

Zachary Warren (2002). Masters Thesis. Mother-infant interaction and cognitive and behavior outcomes in infants prenatally exposed to cocaine.

Susan Brunner (2002). Masters Thesis (Chair). Social play interaction of cocaine exposed children and caregivers.

Karen Bearman (2002). Masters Thesis Proposal. Asthma and social anxiety in school-age children: Application of the disability-stress-coping model of adjustment.

Jennifer Lynn Stella (2001). Ph.D. Dissertation. Predictive validity of the factor structure of the childhood autism rating scale.

Winsome Thompson (2000). Ph.D. Dissertation (Co-Chair). Language and cognitive performance in minority children infected with HIV. 

Sangeeta Mallik (2000). Ph.D. Dissertation. Attachment quality, joint attention, and behavioral outcome in infants prenatally exposed to cocaine.

Marygrace Yale (1999). Ph.D. Dissertation (Chair). The coordination of infant behaviors: An event-based analysis.

Christine Fullmer (1999). Ph.D. Dissertation (Chair). Infant responses to changes in parental behavior: A comparison of two still-face situations.

Stephen Sheinkopf (1999). Ph.D. Dissertation. The role of joint attention, social cognition, and self-regulation in the development of social competence: A study of at-risk children.

Melinda Collins (1999). Ph.D. Dissertation. Caregiver psychological distress and child outcome in cocaine exposed children

Roline Milfort (1998). Masters Thesis. Factors influencing variability in social competence among African-American and Hispanic-American Head Start children.

Christine Fullmer (1997). Masters Thesis (Co-Chair). The coordination of infant behaviors in response to the face-to-face/still-face paradigm.

Mary Grace Yale (1997). Masters Thesis (Co-Chair). Coordination of infant vocalizations and facial actions.

Jennifer Willoughby (1997). Ph.D. Dissertation. Predicting language and behavioral outcome in high risk infants: The utility of measures of joint attention and other nonverbal communication skills.

Jennifer Willoughby (1996). Masters Thesis. Sharing positive affect in the context of joint attention: A description of cocaine exposed 12-month-olds.

Dionne R. Dobbins (1996). Ph.D. Dissertation. An examination of the caregiving environments of children prenatally exposed to cocaine: Family routines, family resources, and home environment.

Undergraduate Mentoring

 

Research Interns (PSY 367/368/volunteer):

Natasha Snapper, Taryn Schrems, Alyssa Cruz, Vivian Nguyen, Tiffany Pomares, Daniela Rodriguez-Firmani, Joanie Levine, Talia Weintraub, Amber Hardee, Claire Clarkin, Asif Khan, Talia Weintraub, Danguillecart Tessa, Michelle Shlafshteyn, Ming Ma, Lissa Mandell, Samantha Belabin, Bryanna Daniel, Kayla Radler, Orlando Gelpi, N. Benitez, Branca, A., Maria Herrera, Nicole Yee-Nicholson, Ros, R., Apagueno, B., Niederhoffer, R., Goodman, G., Maxsween, J.; Perri, K.; Gordon, H.; Young, E.; Norona, D.; Gangi, D.; Forero, A.; Freile, M.; Calderon, C., Edmundson, M., Merlin, R.; Oswald, T. Astone, K.; Heisler, C.; Vertucci, K.; Robinson, G. Atapattu, S.,Chan, S., Cuervo, M., Kimijima, M., Santa Cruz L., Stewart E., Tecla A., Feldman, A., Abramov, Y., Barclay, N., Gealy, W., Gomez, M., Kimijima, M., & Kiss, L.

 

Special Undergraduate Programs

Tiffany Pomares (2016). Senior Honors Thesis. Observed Presentation Anxiety in Adolescents with and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Michelle Shlafshteyn (2015). Senior Honors Thesis. Presentation Anxiety in Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism: A Novel Analytic Approach.

Lissa Mandell (2015). PRIME Poster. Objective measurement of head tracking in autism.

Lissa Mandell (2014). PRIME/JUMPSTART Poster. Infant Emotional Valence: Reliability of Non-Expert Ratings.

Dina R Dajani. (2014).Senior Honors Thesis (reader). Qualitative aspects of a peer interaction in higher functioning children and adolescents with autism and their typically developing peers.

Katherine Zambrana (2013). Senior Honors Thesis (reader). The relationship between the dimensions of family involvement and peer social competence in low income preschool children.

Rosmary Ros (2012). Senior Honors Thesis/PRIME. Early Smiling Interactions and Autism Risk.

Michael Dornbusch (2010). NSF Summer Program Participant.

Calesa Dennis (2009). NSF Summer Program Participant. Discipline Techniques in Parents of Children at Risk for an Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Cristina Calderon (2009). PRIME Poster. Measuring Infant Smiles with Computer Vision.

Stephanie Beckel (2007). Senior Honors Thesis. Continuous Measurement of Perceived Emotion in Infants At-Risk for Autism.

Mark Sheskin (2007). Senior Honors Thesis. Facial Actions and Intensification of Ratings of Emotion

Stephanie Beckel (2007). PRIME Poster. Reliability of Continuous Measurement of Perceived Emotion.

Mark Sheskin (2006). PRIME Poster. The Relationship Between Infant Gaze and Perceived Emotion of Parent and Infant During the Face-to-Face/Still-Face Protocol.

Ryan Brewster (2006). PRIME Poster. Examination of Positive Infant Expression using Automated Facial Analysis (AFA4).

Brittany Lambert. Gaze Patterns of Infant Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Brittany Lambert (2006). PRIME Poster. Gaze patterns of infants at-risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Christina Fernandez (2006). PRIME Poster. Temperamental Differences Between Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Typically Developing (TD) Siblings.

Mark Cusick (2006). Senior Honors Thesis. The Relationship Between Parent Reports of Infant Temperament and Objective Coding of Infant Emotion.

Jessica Linick (2005). Senior Thesis. Parent Ratings of Infant Emotional Expressivity.

Mark Cusick (2005). PRIME Poster. The Relationship Between Parent Reports of Infant Temperament and Objective Coding of Infant Emotion.

Jessica Linick (2005). PRIME Poster. Parent Ratings of Infant Emotional Expressivity.

Paige Mullar (2004). PRIME Poster. Undergraduate perception of infant smiles: Perceived emotional intensity in short video clips.

Jennifer Escobar (2003). PRIME Poster. Using automated measurements of mouth opening and smile strength to predict perceptions of positive emotion in infant smiles.

Anna Frusciante (2003). PRIME Poster. Anticipatory smiles: Predicting infant temperament and language/cognitive outcomes.

Rabiah Rashied (2003). Psychology Research Fair Poster. Adult perceptions of the intensity of positive infant emotions.

Kimberly Argetsinger (2002). PRIME Poster & Presentation. The relationship of cheek raising to perceived infant emotion.

Susan Acosta (2002). Psychology Research Fair Poster. The coordination of infant smiles and mother smiles.

Susan Acosta (2001). PRIME Poster & Presentation. The coordination of infant smiles and gazes at mother. Winner: Best Oral Presentation, University of Miami Undergraduate Conference, November, 2001.

Danielle Sanders (2001). PRIME Poster & Presentation. The perception of emotion in infant facial expressions: The presence of cheek-raising and mouth-opening in cry faces and smiles.

Genise Vertus (2000). PRIME Poster. The social play coding system: Measurement and assessment of the quality of caregiver-infant social play interaction.

Dione Brunson (2000). PRIME Poster. Factors influencing the perception of positive emotions in infant smiles.

Shereen Sattaur (1999). PRIME Poster. Adult judgments of the emotional intensity of infant facial expressions.

 

 

Training

2014

AFNI (Analysis of Functional NeuroImages) Bootcamp. University of Miami. 4/29-5/1. Bob Cox and Ziad Saad, Instructors.

2012

Minnesota Training. Reliable Strange Situation coder (ABC).

1992

Facial Action Coding System (FACS). Reliable coder.

 

University of Miami Committee and Administrative Responsibilities

 

2016

Reviewer, R01 Bootcamp Workshop, Office of the Vice Provost for Research,

2016

Reviewer, Research Council Provost Awards, Social Science Group

2014-2016

Member of Ad-Hoc Committees to Review Faculty Tenure Progress (Uddin, L; Losin, L; Mcintosh, R.)

2012-2016

Distinguished Speakers Committee, Department of Psychology, University of Miami

2012-2017

Judge, Undergraduate Research, Creativity and Innovation Forum, University of Miami

2012-2016

Advisory Board Member, Autism Center, Cal State Fullerton

2004-2015

Psychology Representative, Social and Behavioral Science Committee of the Institutional Review Board (IRB)

2004-2016

Member of Ad-Hoc Committees to Review Faculty Teaching

2011-2012

Subcommittee chair for Research Council Provost Awards,  Social Science Group

2008-2012

Member of the Graduate Research Council, University of Miami.

2008-2010

Organizer, Child Division Brown Bag Speaker Series

2008-2010

Representative to the Graduate School, University of Miami, UM Fellows Selection Committee.

2007-08, '14-'15

Chair, Child Division Developmental Search Committee.

2007

Member, Child Division Clinical Faculty Search Committee.

2005, 2007

Member, Child Division Institute for Educational Science Faculty Search Committee.

2005, '07, 09

Member of the Adult Division Faculty Search Committee.

1999-2010

Chair, Subcommittee on Web page organization, Child Division, Department of Psychology.

2003-2005

Faculty Advisor, Student Campaign for Child Survival.

 

Research Dissemination 

2016

Empathy

http://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2016/07/11/Empathy-training-course-helping-YMCA-executive-director-Aaron-Gibson-relate-better-to-employees/stories/201607100086

2016 Dopamine

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-04/uom-ugl041216.php

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-04-psychology-dopamine-genes-early.html

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160412134747.htm

2015 Non-verbal communication

http://www.stateofmind.it/2015/12/comunicazione-emozioni-messinger/

2015 Infant Smiling Goals

http://www.science20.com/news_articles/babies_time_their_smiles_to_make_their_moms_smile_in_return-157265

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.wsj.com_articles_what-2Dyour-2Dbabys-2Dsmile-2Dcan-2Dtell-2Dyou-2Dabout-2Dher-2Ddevelopment-2D1448303794-3Falg-3Dy&d=CwIBaQ&c=y2w-uYmhgFWijp_IQN0DhA&r=pVIJeOv4e5f1vtbIeKafE0lLauGBBML5imdvMKNprwM&m=hjLgHkYAj7x1LlPVznxT6XLdP3IJ0mFIWRAuhLmHWRU&s=EbGLkwULFNC045a0208qkzQs2t-QWsOaSrvOYAA7DAE&e=

http://www.today.com/video/the-real-reason-babies-smile-is-531445315725

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/sep/25/ucsd-baby-smile-robot-study-creepy/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3249594/Watch-terrifying-babybot-Creepy-robot-helps-reveal-infants-time-smiles-make-mums-smile-return.html

http://nymag.com/thecut/2015/09/this-creepy-robot-baby-will-force-you-to-smile.html#

https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/researchers-say-they-know-why-babies-smile-180324693.html

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2015/09/25/why-do-babies-smile

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/robotic-baby-infants-moms_56041996e4b0fde8b0d18334

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/robo-baby-proves-theory-babies-manipulate-parents-article-1.2373986

http://www.gizmag.com/robot-baby-smiles/39567/

http://blogs.voanews.com/science-world/2015/09/24/babies-smile-to-make-you-smile-back/

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28231-expressive-baby-robot-confirms-why-infants-smile-at-their-mums/

http://www.10news.com/newsy/theres-more-to-learn-about-why-babies-smile

http://www.engadget.com/2015/09/23/creepy-smiley-robo-baby/

http://www.cbc.ca/news/trending/robot-baby-human-baby-1.3241174

http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/humanoids/robot-babies-smile
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/this-horrifying-robot-baby-was-built-to-make-you-smile

http://g1.globo.com/jornal-nacional/edicoes/2015/09/24.html#!v/4492417

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/babies-smile-make-you-happy-6499134

2015 Sex Differences

https://spectrumnews.org/news/large-study-confirms-high-autism-risk-baby-sibs/

https://storify.com/univmiami/um-in-the-news-june-9th-2015

http://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/conference-news/2015/international-meeting-for-autism-research-2015/large-study-quantifies-high-risk-of-autism-for-baby-sibs/

2013 Human Conflict

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-12/uom-smf121213.php

http://www.psmag.com/politics/math-equation-explains-david-goliath-71498/

2013-2016 Autism-Sibs

http://www.miamiherald.com/living/health-fitness/article31865148.html

International Center for Autism Research and Education. 2014. November 14. Certain behaviors may predict autism in high-risk children. [Web report]. Retrieved from: http://www.icare4autism.org/news/2014/11/certain-behaviors-may-predict-autism-in-high-risk-children/
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative. 2014, November 14. Behavioral patterns may predict autism in high-risk toddlers [Web report]. Retrieved from: http://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/news/2014/behavioral-patterns-may-predict-autism-in-high-risk-toddlers
Medical Xpress. 2014, October 16. Siblings of children with autism can show signs at 18 months [Web report]. Retrieved from http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-10-siblings-children-autism-months.html.
Autism Speaks. 2014, October 15. Baby Sibling Study Finds Strong Predictors of Autism at 18 Months [Web report]. Retrieved from http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/baby-sibling-study-finds-strong-predictors-autism-18-months.
New Haven Register. 2014, October 15. Yale study: Siblings of autistic children have 20% chance of developing disorder [Web report]. Retrieved from http://www.nhregister.com/health/20141015
/yale-study-siblings-of-autistic-children-have-20-chance-of-developing-disorder.

Yale News. 2014, October 15. Siblings of children with autism can show signs at 18 months [Web report]. Retrieved from http://news.yale.edu/2014/10/15/siblings-children-autism-can-show-signs-18-months.
Autism Science Foundation. 2014, October 14. Siblings of Children with Autism can Show Signs at 18 Months [Web brief featured report]. Retrieved from http://www.autismsciencefoundation.org/
news/siblings-children-autism-can-show-signs-18-months.https://storify.com/univmiami/um-in-the-news-december-8-2014
Autism Insights. Your UHealth. University of Miami Newsletter.
http://www.insidescience.org/content/detecting-autism-sooner-younger-siblings/2196

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCAQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwvum.org%2Findex.php%2Fblog%2Farticle%2Fradioactive_--_quiet_how_weak_nonverbal_communication_skills_in_babies_can_%2F&ei=YTMLVOmIBsXboATSzIDYAQ&usg=AFQjCNE7dbepJjJQYt-cDO5Up6Rm1-1GUA&sig2=w1vBr7P6elROaelYap7yVA

http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/autism-%E2%80%98baby-sibs%E2%80%99-study-ids-another-early-red-flag

http://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/news/2013/classic-sign-of-autism-appears-in-early-infancy-study-says

http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/study-looks-beyond-risk-autism-baby-siblings

2013 Early Interaction

NSF. Science Nation episode, Baby Smiles Provide Clues to Healthy Development.

2012 Autism-Sibs

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/28/3117110/um-study-nonverbal-communication.html#storylink=misearch

http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/development-younger-siblings-beyond-autism

http://www.livescience.com/20354-siblings-autistics-show-developmental-delays.html

Developmental Woes Common in Siblings of Children With Autism

https://www.middletownautism.com/fs/doc/publications/mca-booklet-0006-web2.pdf

2011 General

Academic Minute. Parental Interactions and Child Development.

2011 Tot-Bot

http://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/blog/babies-in-motion

http://www.psy.miami.edu/faculty/dmessinger/fp/Miami_Magazine_Robotics_Article.pdf

2011 'Are You Interested, Baby?'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCbQ8rRPgwY&feature=player_embedded (segment starts at 39:00)

http://psychcentral.com/news/2011/04/12/living-in-the-moment-not-for-babies/25172.html
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/2025584/heres_looking_at_you/
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/221648.php
http://esciencenews.com/articles/2011/04/06/heres.looking.you
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-psychologist-approach-infants-patterns.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-04/uom-hla040611.php
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110406123358.htm

2011 Autism Intervention

http://www.allvoices.com/news/8550420-interest-in-toys-predicts-effectiveness-of-autism-treatment-in-toddlers
http://medicaldaily.com/news/20110322/5832/interest-in-toys-predicts-effectiveness-of-autism-treatment-in-toddlers.htm
http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/News/Feeds/2011/03/products-lab-tools-interest-in-toys-predicts-effectiveness-of-autism-/
http://www.barchester.com/Healthcare-News/Autism-study-could-lead-to-more-effective-treatments/376/4266
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-03/uow-iit031711.php
http://www.bmedreport.com/archives/25133

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2011/03/25/interest-in-toys-may-predict-success-of-autism-home-therapy

http://starglobaltribune.com/2011/autism-treatment-key-to-improving-communication-skills-of-children-with-autism-disclosed-7106

http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/healthday/651171.html

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/220237.php

http://www.barchester.com/Healthcare-News/Autism-study-could-lead-to-more-effective-treatments/376/4266

http://www.sify.com/news/interest-in-toys-predicts-autism-treatment-s-effectiveness-in-toddlers-news-international-ldxqagaggjc.html

http://www.allvoices.com/news/8550420-interest-in-toys-predicts-effectiveness-of-autism-treatment-in-toddlers
http://medicaldaily.com/news/20110322/5832/interest-in-toys-predicts-effectiveness-of-autism-treatment-in-toddlers.htm
http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/News/Feeds/2011/03/products-lab-tools-interest-in-toys-predicts-effectiveness-of-autism-/
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-toys-effectiveness-autism-treatment-toddlers.html

http://www.bmedreport.com/archives/25133

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110322105247.htm

2010 "Babies to Robots"

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/relationships/parenting/Child-mother-interactions-helpful-for-robots/articleshow/6834732.cms

http://www.dailytech.com/UM+UC+Researchers+Apply+Observed+Infant+Social+Skills+to+Baby+Robot/article20021.htm

http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report_child-mother-interactions-study-to-pave-for-robots-with-social-skills_1459475

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Understanding-Human-Social-Skills-from-a-Robot-163670.shtml

http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/77142/20101029/study-of-infants-shows-how-to-give-robots-social-skills.htm

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/106311893.html

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Studying_Child_Mother_Interactions_To_Design_Robots_With_Social_Skills_999.html

http://scienceblog.com/39712/um-researchers-are-studying-child-mother-interactions-to-design-robots-with-social-skills/

http://www.kurzweilai.net/studying-child-mother-interactions-to-design-robots-with-social-skills

http://www.sciencecodex.com/um_researchers_are_studying_childmother_interactions_to_design_robots_with_social_skills

UM researchers are studying child-mother interactions to design robots with social skills: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-10/uom-ura102810.php

Researchers study child-mother interactions to design robots with social skills: http://everitas.univmiami.net/2010/10/29/um-researchers-study-child-mother-interactions-to-design-robots-with-social-skills/

2010

Quoted expert: http://sfari.org/news/-/asset_publisher/6Tog/content/dramatic-regression-leads-to-severe-autism-study-finds?redirect=%2Fnews

2010

A Sensitive Subject. South Florida Parenting. By Darcy Clinton.

2010

Why Do Babies Smile? Not necessarily because they're happy. By Nicholas Day. http://www.slate.com/id/2258663/

2010

Parents magazine. Q & A Response, April, p. 191, http://www.parents-digital.com/parents/201004/?pg=192&pm=2&u1=friend

2010

Ahora En Nuestra Comunidad (Now In Our Community), Univision, Channel 23

2010 "Parenting"

Maternal response may aid autism language. UPI.com.

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/health/Talk_and_Play_May_Help_Autistic_Kids__Study_Miami.html

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-02/uom-ams022510.php

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life/relationships/parenting/Trust-moms-for-language-growth-in-autistic-kids/articleshow/5620208.cms

http://www.indicpost.com/education/mum%E2%80%99s-sensitivity-may-help-language-growth-in-autistic-kids/

http://madeinafrika.biz/news/newsmain.php?newscat=entertainment&id=5444

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20100226/Maternal-sensitivity-may-influence-language-development-among-children-in-early-stages-of-autism.aspx

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/02/100225101224.htm

http://psychcentral.com/news/2010/02/26/autistic-children-benefit-from-sensitive-moms/11735.html

http://feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=606054

http://www.theautismnews.com/tag/help-language-growth/

2010

"Non-experts"

 http://www.newsguide.us/education/science/Ask-the-non-experts/ (1/21/10)

http://everitas.univmiami.net/2010/01/22/ask-the-non-experts-um-psychologists-use-non-expert-student-observers-in-autism-research/

"Ask the non-experts," http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-01/uom-atn012110.php

University of Miami psychologists use non-expert student observers in autism research. UsHour.com - http://www.ushour.com/

Ask the non-experts | ScienceBlog.com
Ask The Non-Experts - Science News - redOrbit

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/176873.php

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100121150754.htm

http://www.physorg.com/news183309642.html

"Non-experts used in study" The Miami Hurricane [Student Newspaper], by Meredith Reilly (1/31/10)

2009

Expert consultant for television documentary, "A Baby's Smile" produced by Nutopia.

2009

Quoted expert in, "Robot Teaches Itself to Smile," Wired, http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/07/robotsmile/

2009

Abstracted article in Infants to adolescents: Research update, 10 (3), "Engaging Smiles." Beverly J. Roder & Mabel L. Sgan, Eds.

2009

Newsbriefs: Three professors win prominent awards. In Arts & Sciences, University of Miami, Spring, p. 4.

2008

Quoted expert. "Sibling studies reveal early signs of autism" Virginia Hughes on http://www.simonsfoundation.org/news/sibling-studies-reveal-early-signs-of-autism. Cover story: http://www.as.miami.edu/news/UM_researchers_using_robot_to_study_early_childhood_development.

2008

Featured expert on infant smiling interviewed for article in Fit Pregnancy.

2007

Panelist, "Autism’s Alarming Rates" on WPBT's ISSUES hosted by Helen Ferré.

2007

Featured expert in "Smile, Baby! The evolution of the grin," in Today's Parent Magazine (1/11/2007).

2006

Featured speaker. Miami Dade Walk Kick-off Luncheon. Walk for Autism Research. Autism Speaks.

2003, 2004

"Prenatal drug abuse and emotional development. Career Day Speaker,  Riviera Preparatory School.

2004

Research reviewed in The Parent Review: Bridging Science and Parenting, Vol 1(2), p. 4.

2002

Quoted expert in "Put on a Happy Face" Parents (August, 2002, pp. 157-158), by Denise Porretto.

2000

Quoted expert in 'Self-Discovery: The major milestones on a baby's path to understanding himself and the world around him' Parenting Magazine (May, 2000, pp. 110-113), by Grace Bennet.

2000

"When we smile." Invited presentation to Fairglade Elementary School. 

 

Community Volunteering

2017

March for Science Miami. Local organizer and Department of Psychology Representative.

2003-2014, 16

Annual Hazon NY Jewish Environmental Bike Ride

2004-2005

Fairglade School Inc., Board Member

2002

Miami-Dade Human Rights Initiative Poll-Worker

2001

Montreal to Maine. AIDS Vaccine Ride participant.

2000

Boston to New York 6. AIDS Ride participant.

 

Languages

Italian (fluent) and Spanish (basic communicative competence).