Stelios Georgiades

  • Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences
  • Co-founder, Instructor, Child Health Specialization, Bachelor of Health Sciences
  • Founder, Co-Director, MacART (McMaster Autism Research Team)

Dr. Georgiades’ research program examines Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) heterogeneity and how it affects child health and development over time. The overarching goal of his work is to generate new knowledge that will lead to more personalized and evidence-based interventions for children and families living on the autism spectrum.

Dr. Georgiades is the Founder and Co-Director of the McMaster Autism Research Team (MacART; www.macautism.ca), a partnership between McMaster University and McMaster Children’s Hospital aiming to bridge the research-to-practice gap in ASD.

Dr. Georgiades is the Principal Investigator of the Pediatric Autism Research Cohort - PARC Study, a pragmatic longitudinal study examining the trajectories of children with ASD as well as the family, socio-contextual, and intervention characteristics associated with change during the early years.

Dr. Georgiades is a Co-Principal Investigator for the Province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental (POND) Network, an Ontario-wide research program that brings together a multidisciplinary team of scientists, clinicians, and community stakeholders who share the goal of improving the long-term outcomes for children with Neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Georgiades is also a Co-Investigator for Pathways, a Canada-wide longitudinal study of children/youth with ASD. Dr. Georgiades also serves as a Co-Investigator on a large-scale project funded by the National Institutes of Health for the development of a new tool for measuring change over time in the social communication abilities in children with ASD.

In addition to his program of research, Dr. Georgiades serves as a Member of the Autism Speaks Medical and Science Advisory Committee and works closely with the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) for the creation of a National Autism Strategy.


Current Activities


Publications

  • Bishop, S., Farmer, C., Kaat, A., Georgiades, S., Kanne, S., & Thurm, A. (2019). The need for a developmentally based measure of social communication skills. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 58(6), 555-560. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2018.12.010.
  • Georgiades, S. & Kasari, C. (2018). Reframing optimal outcomes in autism. JAMA Pediatrics, 172(8), 716-717. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.1016
  • Georgiades, S., Bishop, S. L., & Frazier, T. (2017). Editorial Perspective: Longitudinal research in autism–introducing the concept of ‘chronogeneity’. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58(5), 634-636.
  • Szatmari, P., Georgiades, S., Duku, E., Bennett, T. A., Bryson, S., Fombonne, E., ... & Volden, J. (2015). Developmental trajectories of symptom severity and adaptive functioning in an inception cohort of preschool children with autism spectrum disorder. JAMA Psychiatry, 72(3), 276-283.
  • Georgiades, S., Szatmari, P., Zwaigenbaum, L., . . . et al. (2013). A Prospective Study of Autistic-like Traits in Unaffected Siblings of Probands with Autism Spectrum Disorder. JAMA Archives of General Psychiatry, 70(1):42-48 doi:10.1001/2013
  • Georgiades, S., Bishop, S. L., & Frazier, T. (2017). Editorial Perspective: Longitudinal research in autism–introducing the concept of ‘chronogeneity’. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58(5), 634-636.
  • Szatmari, P., Georgiades, S., Duku, E., Bennett, T. A., Bryson, S., Fombonne, E., ... & Volden, J. (2015). Developmental trajectories of symptom severity and adaptive functioning in an inception cohort of preschool children with autism spectrum disorder. JAMA Psychiatry72(3), 276-283.
  • Georgiades, S., Boyle, M., Szatmari, P., Hanna, S., Duku, E., Zwaigenbaum, L., ... & Pathways in ASD Study Team. (2014). Modeling the phenotypic architecture of autism symptoms from time of diagnosis to age 6. J. Autism Dev. Disord, 44(12), 3045-3055.
  • Georgiades, S., Szatmari, P., Zwaigenbaum, L., . . . et al. (2013). A Prospective Study of Autistic-like Traits in Unaffected Siblings of Probands with Autism Spectrum Disorder. JAMA Archives of General Psychiatry, 70(1):42-48 doi:10.1001/2013

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Research Interests

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Health Inequalities
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Longitudinal modeling and measurement issues in child psychopathology
  • Developmental trajectories of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Education, Memberships & Certifications

  • B.A., Brock University
  • M.A., University of Oregon
  • Ph.D., McMaster University