Aarti Nair, PhD, MA | School of Behavioral Health | Loma Linda University
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Aarti Nair, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Contact Information

Email anair@llu.edu
Fax 909-558-0171

Department of Psychology
Loma Linda University, Central Building
11130 Anderson St., Loma Linda, CA  92350

Degrees and Certifications

  • PhD, Neuropsychology - San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego, 2015
  • MA, Clinical/Community Psychology - University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2008

Areas of Specialization

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Early-onset psychosis
  • Neuroimaging
  • Social cognition
  • Translational neuroscience
  • Pediatric neuropsychology

Professional Memberships and Licenses

  • Clinical Psychologist, CA Board of Psychology #29658
  • Certified Provider, Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) for Adolescents
  • Certified Provider, Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) for Adults
  • International Society for Autism Research
  • International Neuropsychology Society
  • Organization for Human Brain Mapping

Recent Publications and Presentations

Publications

  • Abbott, A.E., Linke, A., Nair, A., Jahedi, A., Alba, L., Keown, C.L., Fishman, I., Müller, R.A. (2018). Repetitive behaviors in autism are linked to imbalance in corticostriatal connectivity: A functional connectivity MRI study. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci.
  • Keehn, B., Nair, A., Lincoln, A.J., Townsend, J., Müller, R.A. (2016). Under-Reactive but Easily Distracted: An fMRI Investigation of Attentional Capture in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 17, 46-56.
  • Nair, A., Carper, R., Abbott, A. E., Chen, C., Solders, S., Nakutin, S., Datko, M., Fishman, I., Müller, R.A. (2015). Regional specificity of aberrant thalamocortical connectivity in autism spectrum disorders. Human Brain Mapping. DOI: 10.1002/hbm.22938
  • Abbott, A. E., Nair, A., Keown, C. L., Datko, M.C., Jahedi, A., Fishman, I., Müller, R.A. (2015). Patterns of atypical functional connectivity and behavioral links in autism differ between default, salience, and executive networks. Cerebral Cortex. DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhv191.
  • Khan, A.J., Nair, A., Keown, C.L., Datko, M., Lincoln, A., Müller, R.A. (2015). Cerebro-cerebellar resting state functional connectivity in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Biological Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2015.03.024.
  • Chen, C.P., Keown, C.L., Jahedi, A., Nair, A., Pflieger, M.E., Bailey, B. A., Müller, R.A. (2015). Diagnostic classification of intrinsic functional connectivity highlights somatosensory, default mode, and visual regions in autism. NeuroImage.

Presentations

  • Nair, A., Jalal, R., Lawrence, K.E., Jung, J., Rshtouni, M., Karlsgodt, K., Dapretto, M., Bearden, C.E. Triple-network connectivity differences in youth with autism compared to early-onset psychosis. Accepted for poster presentation at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping Annual Meeting, Montreal, June 23–July 3, 2020.
  • Nair, A., Lograsso, S., Wood, E., O’Neill, J., Dapretto, M., Bearden, C.E. Regional alteration of inhibitory and excitatory neurometabolites in autism spectrum disorder and its relationship to social cognition. Accepted for poster presentation at International Society for Autism Research Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, May 6th-9th, 2020.
  • Jalal, R., Nair, A., Jung, J., Cummings, K., Rshtouni, M., Karlsgodt, K., Dapretto, M., Bearden, C.E. Divergent connectivity patterns in a social hub region in youth with autism spectrum disorder compared to early-onset psychosis. Accepted for poster presentation at International Society for Autism Research Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, May 6th-9th, 2020.
  • Jalal, R., Nair, A., Jolliffe, M., Lograsso, S., Lin, A., Eckfeld, A., Kushan, L., Bearden, C. Neurocognitive profile of social skills impairment in individuals with 22q11.2 mutations. Oral presentation at International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, New York City, NY, Feb 20th-23rd, 2019.
  • Eckfeld, A., Kushan, L., Lin, A., Nair, A., Bearden, C.E. Neurocognitive & Social Cognitive profiles of early-onset psychosis and 22q11.2 deletion syndrome: Relationship to functional outcome. Poster presentation at International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, New York City, NY, Feb 20th-23rd, 2019.
  • Nair, A., Jalal, R., Liu, J., Tsang, T., Jackson, L., Jeste, S., Bookheimer, S.Y., Dapretto, M. Disrupted thalamic-occipital connectivity in six-week-old infants at high and low Rrsk for ASD and its relation to behavioral phenotypes. Poster presentation at International Society for Autism Research Annual Meeting, Rotterdam, Netherlands, May 9th-12th, 2018.
  • Nair, A., Tsang, T., Liu, J., Jackson, L., Ponting, C., Bowman, H., Jeste, S., Bookheimer, S.Y., Dapretto, M. Altered early development of resting-state network properties in infants at high risk for ASD. Oral presentation at International Meeting for Autism Research, San Francisco, CA, May 10th-13th, 2017.
  • Nair, A., Yang, J., Tsang, T., Ponting, C., Liu, J., Bowman, H., Jackson, L., Jeste, S., Bookheimer, S.Y., Dapretto, M. Altered thalamocortical connectivity in the first-year of life correlates with early social difficulties in high-risk siblings of children with autism. Poster presentation at International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Feb 1st-4th, 2017.
  • Nair, A., Tsang, T., Ponting, C., Liu, J., Green, S., Bookheimer, S., Dapretto, M. Evidence for early divergence of thalamocortical networks in high-risk siblings of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Poster Presentation at International Meeting for Autism Research, Baltimore, MD, May 11th-14th, 2016.
  • Berkebile, M.A., Nair, A., Khan, A.J., Nair, S., Datko, M., Fishman, I., Müller, R.A. Links between thalamocortical and cerebrocerebellar intrinsic functional connectivity in autism. Poster Presentation at Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, Chicago, IL, October 17th-21st, 2015.