Mark Strauss, Ph.D.

  • Emeritus Professor, Psychology

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Illinois

Research Interest Summary

Infant Development; Origins of Autism

Research Interests

My research focuses on the early development of cognitive abilities in infants and children, Currently, I am the P.I. of a research grant that is studying the cognitive abilities of individuals with autism. This research studies both infants at risk for autism as well as older children and adults who have been diagnosed with the disorder.

Representative Publications

 Hauschild, K.M.; +Pomales-Ramos, A; Strauss, M.S. (2022) Object label and category knowledge among toddlers at risk for autism spectrum disorder: An application of the visual array task.  Infant Behavior and Development.

 Hauschild, K.M., +Pomales-Ramos, A., & Strauss, M.S. (2020). The visual array task: A novel gaze-based measure of object knowledge. Developmental Science.

Frazier, T.W., Hauschild, K.M., Klingemier, E.W., Strauss, M.S., Hardan, A. Y. (2020) Rapid eye-tracking evaluation of language in youth referred for evaluation of autism. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability.

 Frazier, T.W., Klingemier, E.W., Parikh, S., Speer, L., Strauss, M.S., Eng, C., Hardan, A., Youngstrom, E.A.,  (2018) Development and validation of eye tracking-based measures of autism risk and symptom levels. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 57(11), 858-866.  doi/10.1016/j.jaac.2018.06.023

Frazier, T.W., Strauss, M.S., Klingemier, E., Zetzer, E.E., Hardan, A.Y., Eng, C. & Youngstrom, E.A. (2017) A meta-analysis of eye gaze difference to social and no-social information between individuals with and without autism. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 56(7), 546-555.

Frazier TW, Klingemier EW, Beukemann M, Speer L, Markowitz L, Parikh S, Wexberg S, Giuliano K, Schulte E, Delahunty C, Ahuja V, Eng C, Manos MJ, Hardan AY,  Youngstrom EA, Strauss MS. (2016) Development of an objective autism risk index using remote eye tracking. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.55(4):301-309. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2016.01.011

Dundas, E., Best, C.A., Minshew, N.J., & Strauss, M.S., (2012) A Lack of Left Visual Field    Bias when Individuals with Autism Process Faces. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities,42 (6), 1104-1111.

Gastgeb, H. & Strauss, M.S. (2012). Categorization in ASD: The role of typicality and development. Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, 19, 66-74.

Gastgeb, H.Z, Dundas, E.M., Minshew, N.J., & Strauss, M.S. (2012) Category formation in autism: Can individuals with autism form categories and prototypes of dot patterns. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 42, 1696-1704.

Strauss, M.S., Newell, L.C., Best, C.A., Hannigen, S.F., Gastgeb, H.Z., & Giovannelli, J.L., (2012) The development of facial gender categorization in individuals with and without autism: The impact of typicality. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 42, 1847-1855.

Dundas, E., Gastgeb, H., & Strauss, M.S. (2012) Left visual field biases when infants process faces: A comparison of infants at high- and low- risk for autism spectrum disorders.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 42, 2659-2668. 

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


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