Jeffrey Robert Gruen MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), Genetics, and Investigative Medicine

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development

Pediatrics: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Newborn Special Care Unit | Child Health Research Center, Yale


Research Interests

Genetics of communication disorders and learning disabilities, dyslexia, and language impairment (LI); Biological underpinnings of dyslexia, language impairment, learning disabilities, and communication disorders; Dyslexia; Language impairment; learning disabilities; communication disorders

Clinical Interests

Genetics of reading and language acquisition, dyslexia (reading disability), and language impairment. Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine; Inherited diseases; Neonatal hemochromatosis; Newborn Intensive Care.


  • B.S., Tulane University , 1977
  • M.D., Tulane University , 1981

Selected Publication

  • Eicher JD, Powers NR, Miller LL, Akshoomoff N, Amaral DG, Bloss CS, Libiger O, Schork NJ, Darst BF, Casey BJ, Chang L, Ernst T, Frazier J, Kaufmann WE, Keating B, Kenet T, Kennedy D, Mostofsky S, Murray SS, Sowell ER, Bartsch H, Kuperman JM, Brown TT, Hagler DJ Jr, Dale AM, Jernigan TL, Pourcain BS, Smith GD, Ring SM, Gruen JR; for the Pediatric Imaging, Neurocognition Genetics Study. Genome-Wide Association Study of Shared Components of Reading Disability and Language Impairment. Genes Brain Behav. 2013 Sep 11. doi: 10.1111/gbb.12085. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24024963 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]