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Thomas W. Frazier, Ph.D., is a Staff Member with Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital Center for Autism and Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health. He also is jointly appointed in the Genomic Medicine Institute and an Assistant Professor in the Lerner College of Medicine.
Dr. Frazier received his undergraduate degree Magna Cum Laude in psychology from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio, and completed both his master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology at Case Western Reserve University. His post-graduate training includes an internship in clinical neuropsychology at Ann Arbor VA Medical Center and a fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Section of Neuropsychology.
He has been an ad hoc reviewer for over 40 professional and peer-reviewed journals, and previously served as an associate editor for Assessment, a journal specializing in research on psychological assessment methods. Dr. Frazier is a member of the International Society for Autism Research.
Dr. Frazier has published more than 30 research articles in peer-reviewed journals , several invited articles and a book chapter, as well as having contributed more than 80 abstracts and presentations at national and international professional meetings. He has been an invited speaker at multiple local, national, and international professional organizations as well as local and national media outlets on topics concerning autism, pediatric bipolar disorder, ADHD, and on issues related to clinical assessment.
Over his short tenure, he has received awards from National Institute of Mental Health Career Development Institute for Bipolar Disorders to implement advanced statistical methods in the study of pediatric psychopathology and from the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression to study genetic and structural neural abnormalities in pediatric bipolar disorder. Most recently he received a National Institute of Health career development award (KL2) to train as a multidisciplinary clinical researcher studying the downstream effects of genetic changes leading to autism.
His primary clinical interest includes the assessment and behavioral treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorder. However, Dr. Frazier also specializes in the assessment and differentiation of pediatric bipolar disorder, ADHD, and other disruptive behavior disorders in his clinical practice.
Appointed research director of the Center for Autism in 2009.
Awarded career development funding from the National Institute of Health in 2009.
Autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, pediatric bipolar disorder
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