Our research and publications are an integral part of our commitment to promoting educational equity for all students. We’ve published our work in journals including the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Developmental Neuropsychology and others. Explore our selected publications below or access our full bibliography on PubMed and Google Scholar.

Publications by Topic

  • Neuropsychology of Learning and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

    Extending the cross-disorder relevance of cognition to dimensional neuropsychiatric traits in youth. McGrath, L.M., Braaten, E.B., Doty, N.D., Willoughby, B.L., Wilson, H.K., O'Donnell, E. H.,Colvin, M.K., Ditmars, H.L., Blais, J. E., Hill, E.N., Metzger, A., Perlis, R. H., Willcutt, E.G., Smoller, J.W., Waldman, I.E., Faraone, S.V., Seidman, L.J., Doyle, A.E. (2016). Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry,57 (4), 462-71. PDF

    Attention bias to emotional faces varies by IQ in Williams syndrome. McGrath, L.M., Oates, J.M.,**, Dai, Y.G.,**, Dodd, H.F., Waxler, J., Clements, C.C.**, Weill, S.**, Hoffnagle, A., Anderson, E., MacRae, R.**, Mullett, J., McDougle, C. J., Pober, B. R., Smoller, J.W. (2016). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46 (6), 2174-85. PDF

    Cognitive Prediction of Reading, Math, and Attention: Shared and Unique Influences. Peterson, R.L., Boada, R., McGrath, L.M., Willcutt, E.G., Olson, R.K., Pennington, B.F. (2016). Journal of Learning Disabilities, 50 (4), 408-421. PDF

    A multiple deficit model of Reading Disability and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Searching for shared cognitive deficits. McGrath, L. M., Pennington, B. F., Shanahan, M. A., Santerre-Lemmon, L. E., Barnard, H. D., Willcutt, E. G., DeFries, J. C., Olson, R. K. (2011). Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52, 547-557. PDF

    Etiology and neuropsychology of comorbidity between RD and ADHD: The case for multiple-deficit models. Willcutt, E. G., Betjemann, R. S., McGrath, L. M., Chhabildas, C., Pennington, B. F. (2010). Cortex, 46, 1345-61. PDF

    Children with comorbid Speech Sound Disorder and Specific Language Impairment are at increased risk for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. McGrath, L. M., Hutaff-Lee, C., Scott, A., Boada, R., Shriberg, L., & Pennington, B. F. (2008). Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 36, 151-163. PDF

    Executive dysfunction and its relationship to language ability in verbal school-age children with autism. Joseph, R. M., McGrath, L., & Tager-Flusberg, H. (2005). Developmental Neuropsychology, 27, 361-378. PDF

  • Genetics and Gene X Environment Interactions in Learning Disorders

    Two GWASs are better than one: Enhancing genetic discovery for developmental phenotypes. McGrath, L.M. (2018). Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 57, 77-79. PDF

    Gene x Environment Interactions in Reading Disability and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Pennington, B. F., McGrath, L. M., Barnard, H., Rosenberg, J., Smith, S. D., Willcutt, E. G., Friend, A., DeFries, J. C., Olson, R. K. (2009). Developmental Psychology, 45, 77-89. PDF

    Gene x Environment interactions in speech sound disorder predict language and preliteracy outcomes. McGrath, L. M., Pennington, B. F., Willcutt, E. G., Boada, R., Shriberg, L. D., Smith, S. D. (2007). Development & Psychopathology, 19, 1047-1072. PDF

    Neuropsychology and genetics of speech, language, and literacy disorders. Peterson, R. L., McGrath, L. M., Smith, S. D., Pennington, B. F. (2007). Pediatric Clinics of North America, 54, 543 - 561. PDF

    Breakthroughs in the search for dyslexia candidate genes. McGrath, L. M., Smith, S. D., Pennington, B. F. (2006). Trends in Molecular Medicine, 12, 333-341. PDF

  • Genetics and Gene X Environment Interactions in Child Psychiatric Disorders

    Copy Number Variation in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Tourette Syndrome: A Cross-Disorder Study. McGrath, L. M., Yu, D., Marshall, C., Davis, L. K., Thiruvahindrapuram, B., Li, B., ... & Cook, E., Pauls, D.L., Wang, K., Scharf, J. (2014). Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 53(8), 910-919. PDF

    Genetic predictors of risk and resilience in psychiatric disorders: A cross-disorder genome-wide association study of functional impairment in major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. McGrath, L. M., Cornelis, M.C., Lee, P.H., Robinson, E.B., Duncan, L.E., Barnett, J.H., Huang, J., Gerber, G., Sklar, P., Sullivan, P., Perlis, R.H., Smoller, J.W. (2013). Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet, 162(8), 77-788. PDF

    Bringing a developmental perspective to anxiety genetics. McGrath, L. M., Weill, S., Robinson, E.B., Macrae, R., Smoller, J.W. (2012). Dev Psychopathol. Nov; 24(4): 1179-93. PDF

    A Latent Modeling Approach to Genotype-Phenotype Relationships: Maternal Problem Behavior Clusters, Prenatal Smoking, and MAOA Genotype. McGrath, L. M., Mustanski, B., Metzger, A., Kistner-Griffin, E., Pine, D., Cook, E., Wakschlag, L. (2012). Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 15 (4), 269-282. PDF

  • Educational Neuroscience

    Dispelling the Myth: Training in Education or Neuroscience Decreases but Does Not Eliminate Beliefs in Neuromyths. Macdonald, K., Germine, L., Anderson, A., Christodoulou, J., McGrath, L.M. (2017). Frontiers in Psychology, 10 August 2017. PDF

  • Individual Differences in Cognitive Development

    The developmental relationship between specific cognitive domains and grey matter in the cerebellum. Moore, D.,** D'Mello, A.**, McGrath, L.M., Stoodley, C. J. (in press). Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. PDF

    The genetic architecture of pediatric neurocognitive abilities in the Philadelphia Neurodevelopmental Cohort. Robinson, E. B., Kirby, A., Ruparel, K., Abou-Sleiman, P., Yan, J., McGrath, L.M., Anttila, V., Neale, B.M., Merikangas, K., Lehner, T., Daly, M.J., Hakonarson, H., Gur, R., Gur, R. (2015). Molecular Psychiatry. PDF


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