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Roger J. Jou

Instructor of Clinical Child Psychiatry

Contact Information

Roger J. Jou, MD, PhD, MPH

Mailing Address

  • Child Study Center

    PO Box 207900

    New Haven, CT 06520-7900

    United States



Roger Jou, MD, PhD is an Instructor in the Yale Child Study Center and specializes in autism spectrum disorders across the lifespan. Dr. Jou began his career in the field of autism as a medical student at the University of Pittsburgh (1999-2004) where he used neuroimaging to study differences in brain structure. He came to Yale School of Medicine to complete his training in adult (2004-2008) and child/adolescent psychiatry (2008-2011) with an emphasis on autism spectrum disorders across the lifespan. During his training, he spent several years evaluating children through the Child Study Center’s Developmental Disabilities Clinic where he was supervised by Fred Volkmar, MD and Kathleen Koenig, MSN. During his training at Yale, he expanded his interest in neuroimaging to include diffusion tensor imaging and functional magnetic resonance imaging. This ultimately led to his matriculation into Yale Graduate School’s Investigative Medicine Program (Ph.D. anticipated May 2012). Co-advisors of his doctoral dissertation include Fred Volkmar, MD and James Duncan, PhD (Diagnostic Radiology). Dr. Jou’s research is mentored by Kevin Pelphrey, PhD and involves characterization of abnormal neural connectivity in autism spectrum disorders using multiple neuroimaging modalities. Specific clinical interests include issues related to adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Yale University (2012)
  • Fellowship
    Yale University School of Medicine (2011)
  • Residency
    Yale University School of Medicine (2008)
  • MPH
    University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Multidisciplinary (2004)
  • MD
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2003)
  • BA
    New York University, Chemistry (1999)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) Neurobiological Dissertation AwardInternational Society of Autism Research2013
The Hilibrand Autism Fellowship in Adolescence and AdulthoodHilibrand Foundation2011
Research Partners Program Young Investigator Award (Foster Bam Investigator)The National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression2011
ANA/Pfizer Fellowships in Clinical PracticePfizer’s Medical and Academic Partnership program2010

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