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Director, The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Pediatrician, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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My Biography & Research

Biography

Julia Anixt, MD, is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician whose research focuses on medication decision making for the treatment of behavioral conditions in children. Her goal is to optimize the quality of life and daily functioning of individuals with developmental and behavioral conditions, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), by aligning the prescribing of behavioral medication treatments to best fit patient / family preferences, values and priorities through the use of shared decision making. She has expertise in the evaluation and treatment of children with developmental and behavioral conditions associated with complex congenital heart disease (CHD) and is engaged in research studies to better understand the developmental needs of this population and assess the risks and benefits of behavioral medication use.

Dr. Anixt has a unique combination of clinical expertise, research, and QI skills and serves as an advisor to two learning networks. She is an improvement advisor for the Autism Treatment Network (ATN) learning network. Additionally, she is leading a developmental screening initiative to detect delays and improve referrals to early intervention services for infants with complex CHD, at more than 55 centers through the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative.

Clinical Interests

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD); attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); developmental outcomes in children with congenital heart disease (CHD); medication management of ADHD in children with CHD.

Research Interests

Interventions to improve care and outcomes for children with ASD, including Shared Decision Making; developmental outcomes in children with CHD; use and safety of stimulant medication to treat ADHD in children with CHD.

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Divisions

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD, Autism, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD

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My Education

BS : Haverford College, Haverford, PA, 1996.

MD: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2001.

Residency: Pediatrics, Yale New-Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, 2004.

Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2006; Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 2008.

Certification: General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2004; Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2011.

My Publications

Improving Access to Diagnostic Assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder Using an Arena Model. Williams-Arya, P; Anixt, J; Ehrhardt, J; Manning-Courtney, P. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2019; 40:406-406.

Identifying Associations Among Co-Occurring Medical Conditions in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders. Neumeyer, AM; Anixt, J; Chan, J; Perrin, JM; Murray, D; Coury, DL; Bennett, A; Farmer, J; Parker, RA. Academic Pediatrics. 2019; 19:300-306.

Ambient ozone and fine particulate matter exposures and autism spectrum disorder in metropolitan Cincinnati, Ohio. Kaufman, JA; Wright, JM; Rice, G; Connolly, N; Bowers, K; Anixt, J. Environmental Research. 2019; 171:218-227.

Improving Access to Diagnostic Assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder Using an Arena Model. Williams-Arya, P; Anixt, J; Kuan, L; Johnson, H; Kent, B; Bing, N; Ehrhardt, J; Manning-Courtney, P. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2019; 40:161-169.

Transforming an Autism Pediatric Research Network into a Learning Health System: Lessons Learned. Murray, DS; S Anixt, J; Coury, DL; Kuhlthau, KA; Seide, J; Kelly, A; Fedele, A; Eskra, D; Lannon, C. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2019; 4:e152-e152.

Evidenced-Based Interventions for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Will, MN; Currans, K; Smith, J; Weber, S; Duncan, A; Burton, J; Kroeger-Geoppinger, K; Miller, V; Stone, M; Mays, L; et al. Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care. 2018; 48:234-249.

Characteristics of Treatment Decisions to Address Challenging Behaviors in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Anixt, JS; Meinzen-Derr, J; Estridge, H; Smith, L; Brinkman, WB. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2018; 39:282-291.

Comparing Treatments for Children With ADHD and Word Reading Difficulties: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Tamm, L; Denton, CA; Epstein, JN; Schatschneider, C; Taylor, H; Arnold, LE; Bukstein, O; Anixt, J; Koshy, A; Newman, NC; et al. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2017; 85:434-446.

High burden of genetic conditions diagnosed in a cardiac neurodevelopmental clinic. Goldenberg, PC; Adler, BJ; Parrott, A; Anixt, J; Mason, K; Phillips, J; Cooper, DS; Ware, SM; Marino, BS. Cardiology in the Young. 2017; 27:459-466.

Maternal Metabolic Risk Factors for Autism Spectrum Disorder-An Analysis of Electronic Medical Records and Linked Birth Data. Connolly, N; Anixt, J; Manning, P; Lin, DP-I; Marsolo, KA; Bowers, K. Autism Research: official journal of the International Society for Autism Research. 2016; 9:829-837.