Research, Tech & Scholarly Experience

Winter – Spring 2017
San Diego County Refugee Project: Undergraduate student intern project to study the rate of adolescent risk for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Syrian, Iraqi, Somali, and Afghan refugee populations.

January 2017
Grant Rants – Guidance for Grant Proposals: National Foundation for Autism Research.

February 2017
Parent perceptions of an adapted evidence-based practice for toddlers with autism in a community setting. Stahmer, A, Feder, J. et al. Autism, The International Journal of Research and Practice.

Winter 2017
The Cutting Edge in Transition: NFAR’s Adult Vocational Training Program. Special Needs Law Center.

October 2016
Center for Discovery – Profectum Summit. Inaugural collaborative meeting to discuss developmental and technological approaches to helping persons with severe disorders of relating and communicating. Hurleyville, New York.[/wpcol_3quarter_end

Summer 2016 – present
Connection Coder app – SymPlay LLC. Development of app to enable training and then rapid coding of videos in natural environments (home, school, clinic) with feedback to caregivers or researchers on measures reflecting regulation, engagement, and social reciprocity. Quicksilver Software, Inc. Irvine, California.

2016
Development of the Supported employment, Comprehensive Cognitive Enhancement and Social Skills (SUCCESS) Program for Adults on the Autism Spectrum: Results of Initial Study. Baker, M, Feder, J et. al. 2016 (awaiting publication).

2016
Bipolar and Related Disorders – Relias Learning course./wpcol_3quarter_end]

Spring 2016 – Winter 2017
Rapid and Cost Effective Video Coding of Connection in Children and Parents with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Naturalistic Settings, A Controlled Pilot Study. Ongoing research at Fielding Graduate University.

August 2015
Medication Strategies for Helping People with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report

July 2015
Autism Spectrum Disorder in DSM-5: Change and Challenges. San Diego Elder Law Center: Serving Elder and Disability Communities

June 2015
Evaluating a Collaborative iPad Game’s Impact on Social Relationships for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, LOUANNE E. BOYD, et. al. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS), Vol. 7, No. 1, Article 3: June 2015. Report of successful research demonstrating efficacy of Zody’s World: The Clock Catastrophe in supporting social communication in pairs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Mission Report: Early Years International Network for Peace Building with Young Children Mission to Israel. Dinerman, D., Feder, J., Ziv, M. Approx. 40 page internal summary document laying out goals, objectives, itinerary, summaries of meetings with educators, health professionals, thought leaders, and ministry officials, with lessons learned and future planning.

March 2015 – present
BRIDGE Collaborative Toddler Early Intervention Community Collaborative Based Research activities Spring – Summer, 2015: Video taping of teaching modules on Adjusting Animation and Three Part Series on Reflective Practice. Co-Leading monthly Reflective Practice support for supervisors. San Diego, CA.

April 2015
Judge: 2015 Autism AppJam. Chapman College

February 2015
Support for Community Based Research. Cooper, T, Feder, J, Shanker, S, Wilson, D. Letter to the editor. Autism, The International Journal of Research and Practice.

February 2015
Zody’s World – Community Gaming Event. UCI Autism Social. University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA.

January 2015, June 2015
Guest reviewer: Autism, The International Journal of Research and Practice.

January 2015
Spreading the Word: Reflective Process – What It Is And Why It’s Important. Infant Development Association of California Newsletter

April 2014
Judge: 2014 Autism AppJam. University of California, Irvine. Irvine, CA.

2013
BRIDGE Collaborative received grants in 2013 from Autism Speaks and the Department of Education totaling $1.15m to investigate implementation and dissemination of a parent coaching model for intervention with toddlers at risk for Autism and related disorders.

2013 – 2014
University of California, Irvine, Department of Informatics,
The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and
SymPlay, LLC Family Games for Autism.
Feasibility study using iPad interactive software to facilitate development of social communication skills in children with mild to moderate autism spectrum disorders.

Fall 2013
Inter-Rater Reliability of Video Coding of Engagement Between Caregivers and Children Outside of Laboratory Settings. Nielsen S, Clough M, Feder J. Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and learning Disorders Graduate School. Submitted to Autism, Sage Publications.

2013
Evidence Based Practice in Early Childhood and Infant Mental Health. Brandt K, Feder J, Lillas C, and Deihl J. In Brandt, Tronick et al eds. Core Concepts in Early Childhood and Infant Mental Health. American Psychiatric Press, 2013.

2012 – 2013
Parent Manual for Toddlers Adapted from Teaching Social Communication to Children with Autism by Ingersoll B and Dvortcsak A. San Diego BRIDGE Collaborative. Sna Diego, California.

2011 – 2013
Principle Investigator: Sertraline Pediatric Registry for the Evaluation of Safety (SPRITES): A Non-interventional, Longitudinal, Cohort Study to Evaluate the Effects of Long-term Sertraline Treatment in Children and Adolescents. Duke Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Trials Network (CAPTN) and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

2012 – 2013
Early Childhood Mental Health Leaders Group. The Commitment to Early Childhood Mental Health Services in San Diego County: Dedication, Vision, Innovation. Environmental Scan. Hall a et. al. Advised on monograph content, participated in interviews, editing assistance. San Diego, California.

December, 2012
SymPlay LLC Family Games for Autism Uinversity of California, Irvine Department of Informatics Technology Fair. Irvine, California.

December, 2012
Symplay LLC Family Games for Autism presentations to potential venture capital investors.

2007- 2012
Director of Training, BRIDGE Collaborative, San Diego, CA (Bond, Regulate, Interact, Develop, Grow, Engage) Community Early Intervention Research Project – NIH R21 grant.

October, 2012
Brookman-Frazee, L., Stahmer, A., Searcy, K., Feder, J. Building a Research-Community Collaborative to Improve Community Care for Infants and Toddlers At-Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Community Psychology. Vol. 40, No. 6, 715-734 (2012).

March 2012
Brandt, K., Deil, J., Feder, J., Lillas, C. A Problem in Our Field: making Distinctions Between Evidence Based Treatment and Evidence Based Practice as a Decision Making Process. Journal of Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families. 32 (4): 42-44.

February, 2012
Symplay LLC Family Games for Autism Kickstarter fund-raising campaign.

Fall, 2011
Feder, J. Recent Trends in Pediatric Psychopharmacology – Newsletter of the San Diego Psychological Association.

Summer 2011
Feder, J, and Singer-Chang, G. Autism spectrum Disorder: What Every Pharmacist Needs to Know. California Pharmacist. Summer 2011 (23-30).

2009-2010
Principal Investigator, New Versus Older Treatments for ADHD (NOTA) Study – A Randomized Controlled Trial of Methylphenidate Transdermal System (Daytrana), Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Vyvanse), OROS MPH (Concerta), and Mixed Amphetamine Salts Extended Release (Adderall XR) in Children and Adolescents with ADHD. A clinical trial within the Duke/ NIMH Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Trials Network (CAPTN).

2007- 2010
Principal Investigator, ASK-PARCA (Antidepressant Safety in Kids / Pharmacogenomics of Antidepressant Response in Children and Adolescents). A clinical trial within the Duke/ NIMH Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Trials Network (CAPTN).

December, 2009
Study Participant: Mt. Sinai Medical School Seaver Autism Research Center. fMRI studies on perception of pain in self and others for persons with autism, December, 2009: Anterior Cingulate and Fronto-Insular Related Brain Networks in Autism, and Behavioral testing of Cognition. Principle investigator Jin Fan, Ph.D., et. al.

2009
Study Participant: Neece, C. L., Kraemer, B.R., & Blacher J. Transition satisfaction and family well-being among parents of young adults with severe intellectual disability. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities , 31-43. 2009.

2008
Food For Thought: The Possibility of Abuse. In Sicile-Kira, C., Autism Life Skills. Perigee, 2008.

2006
Food for Thought: Why Medicate? In Sicile-Kira, C., Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum. Perigee, 2006.

2005
Study Participant. Wieder S, Greenspan S. Can children with autism master the core deficits and become empathetic, creative, and reflective? A ten to fifteen year follow-up of a subgroup of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who received a comprehensive developmental, individual-difference, relationship-based (DIR) approach. J Dev Learn Disord. 2005; 9 :1 -29.

2004
Study Participant: Stanford University studies in fMRI for children with autism and related disorders on recognition of emotions in pictures of faces. Winter 2000. Resulted in paper: Piggot, J., Kwon, H., et. al. Emotional Attribution in High-Functioning Individuals With Autistic Spectrum Disorder: A Functional Imaging Study. J. Am. Acad. Child Adolesc. Psychiatry, 2004; 43(4):473-480.

2004, 2002
Clinical Case Studies of Post-Secondary Student Interventionists Implementing DIR Programs. Journal of Developmental and Learning Disorders, 2004; (6): 49-70. 2002.

2003
Group Intervention for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum and Regulatory Disorders. Submitted to the Journal of Developmental and Learning Disorders, 2003.

1997-2000
Autism Committee, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

June, 1999
Practice Parameters For The Assessment And Treatment Of Children, Adolescents, And Adults With Autism And Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Volkmar F, Chair. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Society. Co-developer.

1997-1998
Attention Related Disorders and Pervasive Development Disorders Collaborative – another multidisciplinary team in parallel process to the Institute for Children, addressing the response of the health care system to the needs of these children. Includes representatives from Children’s Hospital, University of California at San Diego, and private professionals.

1998,1999
Examiner, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, for oral examination in general psychiatry (Dr Ruiz’ team) and for the preschool/grade school portion of the child and adolescent psychiatry examination (Dr Harmon’s team), 1995, 1997. Writing examination questions for the child psychiatry and recertification examinations.

1997
Study Participant: Greenspan, S.I. and Wieder, S. Developmental Patterns and Outcomes in Infant and Children with Disorders in Relating and Communicating: A chart Review of 200 Cases with Autism Spectrum Disorders”. The Journal of Developmental and Learning Disorders., Volume 1, No. 1 (1997b): 87-141.

1993 – 1996
National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland; cooperative studies of pervasive developmental disorders in preschoolers; assisting with a multicenter study of adult attention deficit disorder; developing the concept of a new audiotape review series specific for child psychiatry; reviewer for the peer-reviewed journal Child Maltreatment.

1995
Coordinator for the Braceland Conference, the annual Navy Psychiatry scientific meetings, at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Miami, Florida.

1991 – 1992
Drugs and Kids. Developed and implemented a state wide drug abuse prevention program recognized by the mayor of Honolulu and the governor of Hawaii, later a nationwide model. Tripler Army Medical Center with the Hawaii State Bar Association. Honolulu, Hawaii.

1986
Naval Blood Research Laboratory, Boston, Massachusetts. Bioassays of bacteriocidal properties of leukocytes which had been frozen, stored, and thawed.

1983
Feder, J. Attitudes Toward Mammography and the Dissemination of Pertinent Information. University Hospital, Boston, MA, 1982-1983; Grant from the American Cancer Society. Eastern Student Research Forum, Miami, FL.

1982
Feder, J. A Study in Embedding Field Theory: Numerical Analysis of the Non-Recurrent Gated Dipole. Boston University Center for Adaptive Systems, Boston, MA; Modeled self-evolving neuronal arousal systems mathematically, predicting the effect of stimulant medications in attention deficit disorder. Awarded distinction in mathematics.

1980
Allied Chemical Corporation, Buffalo, New York. Studied oxygen uptake of perflorinated hydrocarbons for use in production of biologically manufactured pharmaceuticals.

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