Faculty

Benjamin L Handen, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Psychology and Instruction and Learning (Education)

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.
Pittsburgh
 
PA
 
15213

Education & Training

PhD
University of Massachusetts Clinical Psychology
MEd
Boston College, School of Education Special Education
Brown UniversityClinical Psychology
Johns Hopkins School of MedicinePsychology

Specialty Certifications

Licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology

Research Interests

Autism; Alzheimer's Disease and Down Syndrome; Psychopharmacology
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Handen BL, Aman MG, Arnold LE, Hyman SL, Tumuluru MV, Lecavalier L, Corbett-Dick P, Pan X, Hollway JA, Buchan-Page KA, Silverman LB, Brown NV, Rice Jr, RR, Hellings J, Mruzek DW, McAuliffe-Bellin S, Hurt EA, Ryan MM, Levato L, Smith T. Atomoxetine, parent training, and their combination in children with autism spectrum and ADHD. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2015, 54, 905-915.
  2. Bearss K, Johnson C, Smith T, Lecavalier L, Swiezy N, Aman M, McAdam DB, Butter E, Stillitano C, Minshawi N, Sukhodolsky D, Mruzek DW, Turner K, Neal T, Hallett V, Mulick JA, Green B, Handen B, Deng Y, Dziura J, Scahill L. Effect of parent training versus parent education on behavioral problems in children with autism spectrum disorder: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2015, 313,1524-1533.
  3. Anagnostou E, Aman MG, Handen BL, Sanders KB, Shui A, Hollway JA, Brian J, Arnold LE, Capano L, Hellings JA, Butter E, Mankad D, Tumuluru R, Kettel J, Newsom CR, Peleg N, Odrobina D, McAuliffe-Bellin S, Zakroysky P, Marler S, Wagner A, Wong T, Macklin EA, Veenstra-VanderWeele J. A randomized, placebo controlled trial of metformin for the treatment of overweight induced by antipsychotic medication in young people with ASD. JAMA Psychiatry. 2016, 73(9), 928-937.
  4. Hartley SL, Handen BL, Devenny DA, , Hardison R, Mihaila I, Price JC, Cohen AD, Klunk WE, Mailick MR, Johnson SC, Bradley T. Christian. Cognitive functioning in relation to the accumulation of brain -amyloid in healthy adults with Down syndrome. Brain, 2014, 137, 2556-2563. PMID:24993958.
  5. Handen B, Cohen A, Umapathy C, Bulova P, Cannon SA, Cohen WI, Mathis CA, Price JC, Klunk WE. Imaging brain amyloid in non-demented young adults with Down syndrome using PiB-PET. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 2012, 8, 496-501.

Clinical Interests

Autism; Developmental Disabilities