Rene Jamison

Rene Jamison
  • Investigator, Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training
  • Clinical Associate Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center - Pediatrics
  • Director, Kansas Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment and related Disabilities Program

Contact Info

KU Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd, MS4003
Kansas City, KS 66106-8500


Rene Jamison is an Associate Professor at the Center for Child Health and Development in the Department of Pediatrics at KU Medical Center. Her clinical and research interests focus on assessment and intervention for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, including a specific focus on females with autism and gender differences. Dr. Jamison is the Director of the Kansas Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities program, a federally funded interdisciplinary workforce development program. She also directs a social and self-care program for girls with autism and other developmental disabilities (GNO).

Selected Publications

Scholarly Publications

Eckhardt, C. I., & Jamison, T. R. (2002). Articulated thoughts of male perpetrators of dating violence during anger arousal. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 26, 289-308.

Eckhardt, C. I., Jamison, T. R., & Watts, K. (2002). Experience and expression of anger among male perpetrators of dating violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 17, 1102-1114.

Lee, S.W. & Jamison, T.R. (2003). Including the FBA process in student assistance teams: An

exploratory study of team communications and intervention selection. Journal of Educational and Consulting Psychology,14, 209-239.

Reese, R., Jamison, T.R., Braun, M., Wendland, M., Flemming, K., & Turek, J. (2013).

Evaluating interactive videoconferencing for assessing symptoms of autism. Telemedicine and e-Health, 19(9):671-7. Not NIH Funded

Jacobson, J., Ellerbeck, K., Jamison, T.R., Smith, C.M., Fleming, K., Kelly, K., Coffey, C., Reese, R.M., and Sands, S. (2014). Evidence for Alterations in Stimulatory G proteins and Oxytocin Levels in Children with Autism.  Psychoneuroendocrinology, 40: 159-169. 

Jamison, T.R. . Interpreters: Use of during test administration. Entry in the Encyclopedia of Psychological and Educational Testing: Clinical and Psychoeducational Applications. Edited by C.R. Reynolds, R. W. Kamphaus, & C. DiStefano. Oxford University Press. 

Reese, R.M., Jamison, T.R., Braun, M., Wendland, M., Black, W., Hadorn, M., Nelson, E., & Prather, C (2014). Use of interactive television in identifying autism in young children: Methodology and preliminary data. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 10.1007/s10803-014-2269-5. PMCID

Reese, R.M., Rinner, L., Hoffmeier, S., Stickle, L., Smith, C., Ellerbeck, K., Braun, M., Jamison, T.R., & Wendland, M. (2015). Preliminary evidence for the Integrating Systems Using Telemedicine (ISUT) model. Telemedicine and e-Health, 21(7), 1-7.  Not NIH Funded

Jamison, T.R. & Schuttler, J.O. (2015). Examining social competence and self-perception in adolescent females with and with autism spectrum disorder. Molecular Autism, 6:53. DOI 10.1186/s13229-015-0044-x.

Kluding, Denton, Jamison, T. R., Brooks, Blackwell, Lantos, Waitman, McMahon, Choudhary, Bott, Greiner, Klaus, O’Brien-Ladner, Aaronson, Burns, Barohn (2015). Frontiers: Integration of a Research Participant Registry with Medical Clinic Registration and Electronic Health Records. Clinical and Translational Science 8 (5), 405-411. DOI: 10.1111/cts.12309

 Bellinger, S., Lee, S.W., Jamison, T.R., & Reese, R.M. (2016). Using Conjoint Behavioral Consultation (CBC) to facilitate collaboration between stakeholders and improve behavior at home and school: A multiple baseline investigation. Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 26 (2), 139-165.

Jamison, T.R. & Schuttler, J.O. (2016). Overview and Preliminary Evidence for a Social Skills and Self-Care Curriculum for Adolescent Females with Autism: The Girls Night Out Model. Journal of Autism and Other Developmental Disorders. DOI 10.1007/s10803-016-2939-6

Little, L.,  Wallisch, A., Salley, B., & Jamison, T. R. (2016). Do early caregiver concerns differ for girls with autism spectrum disorders? Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice.DOI: 10.1177/1362361316664188

Jamison, T. R., Bishop, S., Huerta, M., & Halladay (2017). The clinician perspective on sex differences in autism spectrum disorders. Invited manuscript for special issue on females with ASD. Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice

Wallisch, A., Behrens, S., Salley, B., Jamison, T.R., & Boyd, B. (2021). Brief Report: Predicting Sex Differences and Diagnosis from Early Parent Concerns.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-020-04866-w

Invited or non-peer-reviewed articles or reviews:

Vogl, R. J., Forst, T. R., & Hilligoss, A. R. (1998). Memory for Lies. Kansas Psychologist.

Lee, S.W. & Jamison, T.R. (2003). Working toward improvements in the student assistance team (SAT) process: A preliminary investigation incorporating functional behavioral assessment (FBA) into a structured team process. Greensboro, NC: ERIC/CAS Counseling and student services clearinghouse. (ERIC document reproduction service no. ED 475 264).

Books and book chapters:

Lee, S.W. & Jamison, T.R. (2005) Chapter in Handbook of Mental Health Services for Children, Adolescents, and Families. Edited by Steele, R. & Roberts, M. Published by Kluwer, NY.

Jamison T.R., Schuttler J.O. (2018) The Girls Night Out Model. In: Volkmar F. (eds) Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Springer, New York, NY

Schuttler, J.O. & Jamison, T.R. (2020). Enabling community participation during and after transition. In: Shogren K. & Wehmeyer, M. (Eds) Handbook of Adolescent Transition Education for Youth with Disabilities, Second Edition. Routledge

Published abstracts:

Denton, J., Blackwell K., Waitman, L., Kluding, P., Choudhary, A., Bott, M., Brooks, W., Greiner, A., Jamison, T.R., Klaus, S., O’Brien-Ladner, A., Latinis, K., Aaronson, L., Burns, J., & Barohn, R. (2012). Frontiers Research Participant Registry., P334. Translational Science 2012 Meeting, Research Professionals Abstracts, Clinical Translational Journal, 5:2, 206 from Transitional Science 2012 article.

 Other publications

Jamison, T.R. (January 2018). Girls with autism need help honing social skills in realistic settings. Invited publication within the viewpoint of Spectrum: Autism Research News (Spectrum website).

Grants & Other Funded Activity

Current research interests are related to adolescent females with autism and other developmental disabilities. Specifically, research efforts are directed to interventions for social skills including social skills training, video modeling, and use of technology to promote skills. Research activities are also related to the use of telemedicine for diagnosis of ASD, parent training to improve and prevent disruptive behaviors, and sex differences in autism.

Current projects include manuscript preparation for a study examining a self developed social skills curriculum for adolescent girls with ASD, study examining perceptions of typically developing females on social communication of girls with ASD, and use of telemedicine for diagnostics in ASD. Current efforts related to manuscript preparation and revisions.

Jamison, T.R., Principal Investigator.
Building sustainability of a social skills and self care program for adolescent girls with ASD. Autism Speaks, $24,514.00, Feb. 2012-2013.

Jamison, T.R., Principal Investigator.
Promoting social competence and social conversation skills in adolescent girls with ASD: Evaluation of an intervention program. Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training (KCART), $30,000, Aug. 2010-2011.

Jamison, T.R., Principal Investigator.
Girls Night Out Project. Women's Foundation of Greater Kansas City, $5,000, Dec. 2008-2009.