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CURRICULUM VITAE

Joseph L. Amaral PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Division of Neuropsychology

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Children's Hospital
9000 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
- 2006 B.S., Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
- 2008 M.S.Ed., Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
- 2015 Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
- 2017 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Psychiatry, Neuropsychology Division, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
- 2015 Psychology Internship, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
09/18/2017 - Present Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Division of Neuropsychology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Fitzpatrick, P., Romero, V., Amaral, J. L., Duncan, A. W., Barnard, H., Richardson, M. J., & Schmidt, R. C. (2017). Evaluating the Importance of Social Motor Synchronization and Motor Skill for Understanding Autism, Autism Research, 10(6).
2. Fitzpatrick, P., Romero, V., Amaral, J. L., Duncan, A., Barnard, H., Richardson, M. J., & Schmidt, R. C. (2017). Social motor synchronization: Insights for understanding social behavior in autism. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 43(9)
3. Amaral, J.L., Kloos, H., Romero, V., & Richardson, M.J. (2017). Complexity and autism spectrum disorder: Exploring hysteresis in a grasping task. AIMS Medical Science, 4(1), 113-130.
4. Waber, D.P., Boiselle, E.C., Girard, J.M., Amaral, J.L., & Forbes P.W. (2016). Ascertaining educational outcomes after assessment in children with learning disorders. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 12, 1-14.
5. Romero, V., Amaral, J. L., Fitzpatrick, P., Schmidt, R. C., Duncan, A. W., & Richardson, M. J. (2016). Can low-cost motion-tracking systems substitute for a Polhemus system when researching social motor coordination in children? Behavior Research Methods, 48(1), np.
6. Esbensen, A. J., Johnson, E., Amaral, J. L., Tan, C., & Macks, R., (2015). Differentiating aging among adults with down syndrome and comorbid dementia or psychopathology. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 121(1), 13-24.
7. Nabors, L. A., Thomas, M., Vaughn, L., Adams, R., Amaral, J., & Olsen, B. T. (2011). Children’s attitudes about an overweight or non-overweight victim. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 23(2), 87-98.
8. Amaral, J.L., Kloos, H., Romero, V., & Richardson, M.J. (2015). Social cues affect grasping hysteresis in children with ASD. In D. C. Noelle, R., Dale, A. S. Warlaumont, J. Yoshimi, T. Matlock, C. D. Jennings, & P. P. Maglio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
9. Romero, V., Amaral, J., Fitzpatrick, P., Schmidt, R. C., & Richardson, M. J. (2015). Capturing social motor coordination: A comparison of the Microsoft Kinect, video-motion analysis and the Polhemus Latus motion tracking system. In D. C. Noelle, R., Dale, A. S. Warlaumont, J. Yoshimi, T. Matlock, C. D. Jennings, & P. P. Maglio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
10. Fitzpatrick, P., Schmidt, K., Romero, V., Amaral, J., Richardson, M. J., & Schmidt, R. C. (2015). Perceiving Movement synchronization differences in autism. In J. Weast-Knapp, M. Malone, & D. Abney (Eds.), Studies in perception and action XIII: Eighteenth international conference on perception and action, New York, NY: Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group.
11. Amaral, J. L., Kloos, H., Collins, S., O’Connor, S., McAlister, S., & Luzzi, C. D. (2013). Shape categorization in autism: Does it follow a typical pattern of development?. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Berlin, Germany: Cognitive Science Society.
12. Lampi, A., Fitzpatrick, P., Romero, V., Amaral, J., & Schmidt, R.C. (2018). Understanding the influence of social and motor context on the co-occurring frequency of restricted and repetitive behaviors in autism. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders. Advance online publication.
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Kloos, H., Morris, B. J., & Amaral, J. L. (Eds.) (2012). Current Topics in Children’s Learning and Cognition. ISBN 978-953-51-0855-9, InTech Publishing.
2. Amaral, J. L., Collins, S., Bohache, K. T., & Kloos, H. (2012). Beyond the black-and-white of autism: How cognitive performance varies with context. In H. Kloos, B. J. Morris, & J. L. Amaral (Eds.), Current Topics in Children’s Learning and Cognition, InTech Publishing.