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Background on James B. Adams, Ph.D.

James B. Adams is a father of a daughter with autism, diagnosed in 1994, and that is what led him to eventually shift much of his research emphasis to autism, focusing on biological causes and treatments. He is currently a Presidentís Professor at Arizona State University, where he directs the ASU Autism/Aspergerís Research Program

Autism-Related Service and Awards

  • President, Autism Society of Greater Phoenix, 2000 - present
  • President and founder, Autism Conferences of America, 2005 - present
  • Evening of Champions Award (for research and service) from national Autism Society of America, 2007
  • Autism Service Award, Greater Phoenix Chapter of the Autism Society of America, 2008
  • Daniel Jankowski Legacy Award 2009 for teaching, research, and service to ASU
  • Board of Directors, Autism Research Institute, 2007 - 2009
  • Co-Leader, Science Advisory Committee, Autism Research Institute, 2008 - present
  • Board of Directors, Autism Society of America, 2009 - 2010
  • Presidentís Professor, Arizona State University, 2010 - present

Autism Journal Papers

1. Bradstreet J, Geier DA, Kartzinel JJ, Adams JB, Geier MR. A Case-Control Study of Mercury Burden in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons 8 (3) Summer 2003 76-79.

2. Adams JB and Holloway C, Pilot study of a moderate dose multivitamin/mineral supplement for children with autistic spectrum disorder. J Altern Complement Med. 2004 Dec;10(6):1033-9.

3. Adams JB, George F, Audhya T Abnormally high plasma levels of vitamin b(6) in children with autism not taking supplements compared to controls not taking supplements. J Altern Complement Med 2006 Jan-Feb;12(1):59-63.

4. Adams JB, Holloway CE, George F, Quig D, Analyses of Toxic Metals and Essential Minerals in the Hair of Arizona Children with Autism and their mothers, Biol. Tr. El. Res 2006 110 193-209.

5. Liu, X.C., Hubbard, J.A., Fabes, R.A., Adams, J.A. Sleep Disturbances and Correlates of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Child Psychiatry and Human Development 2006 37 179-191; [Epub ahead of print]

6. Adams JB, Romdalvik J, Ramanujam V.M.S., Legator MS, Mercury, Lead, and Zinc in Baby Teeth of Children with Autism vs. Controls, J Toxicol Environ Health 2007 70(12):1046-51

7. Kern JK, Grannemann BD, Trivedi MH, Adams J.B. Sulfhydryl-reactive metals in autism. J Toxicol Environ Health A., 2007; 70:1-7.

8. Boris M, Kaiser C, Goldblatt A, Elice MW, Edelson SM, Adams JB, Feinstein DL. Effect of pioglitazone treatment on behavioral symptoms in autistic children. Journal of Neuroinflammation 2007, 4:3 (5 January 2007).

9. Levine KE, Essader AS, Weber FX, Perlmutter JM, Milstein LS, Fernando RA, Levine MA, Collins BJ, Adams JB, Grohse PM. Determination of iodine in low mass human hair samples by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2007 Oct;79(4):401-4. Epub 2007 Aug 25.

10. Adams JB, Romdalvik J, Levine KE, Hu L-W. Mercury in First-Cut Baby Hair of Children with Autism vs. Typically-Developing Children. Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry 2008 90:4 739-753.

11. Geier DA, Kern JK, Garver CR, Adams JB, Audhya T, Nataf R, Geier MR. Biomarkers of environmental toxicity and susceptibility in autism. J Neurol Sci 2009 280 101-108 Epub - 2008 Sep 24

12. Geier DA, Kern JK, Garver CR, Adams JB, Audhya T, Geier MR. A Prospective Study of Transsulfuration Biomarkers in Autistic Disorders. Neurochem Res. 2009 34(2) 386-93. Epub 2008

13. J. B. Adams, M. Baral, E. Geis, J. Mitchell, J. Ingram, A. Hensley, I. Zappia, S. Newmark, E. Gehn, R.A. Rubin, K. Mitchell, J. Bradstreet, J.M. El-Dahr, "The Severity of Autism Is Associated with Toxic Metal Body Burden and Red Blood Cell Glutathione Levels," Journal of Toxicology, vol. 2009, Article ID 532640, 7 pages, 2009. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jt/contents.html

14. J. B. Adams, M. Baral, E. Geis, J. Mitchell, J. Ingram, A. Hensley, I. Zappia, S. Newmark, E. Gehn, R.A. Rubin, K. Mitchell, J. Bradstreet, J.M. El-Dahr Safety and Efficacy of Oral DMSA Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Part A - Medical Results BMC Clinical Pharmacology 2009, 9:16
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6904/9/16

15. J. B. Adams, M. Baral, E. Geis, J. Mitchell, J. Ingram, A. Hensley, I. Zappia, S. Newmark, E. Gehn, R.A. Rubin, K. Mitchell, J. Bradstreet, J.M. El-Dahr Safety and Efficacy of Oral DMSA Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Part B - Behavioral Results BMC Clinical Pharmacology 2009, 9:17
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6904/9/17

16. JK Kern, DA Geier, J.B. Adams, M.R. Geier A Biomarker of Mercury Body-Burden Correlated with Diagnostic Domain Specific Clinical Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder", Biometals 2010 Jun 9. [Epub ahead of print]

17. Kern JK, Geier DA, Adams JB, Mehta JA, Grannemann BD, Geier MR. Toxicity Biomarkers in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Blinded Study of Urinary Porphyrins. Pediatr Int. 2010 Jul 4. [Epub ahead of print] 53(2):147-153.

18. Kern JK, Geier DA, Ayzac F, Adams JB, Garver CR, Mehta JA, Geier MR. Toxicity biomarkers among US children in comparison with French children: A prospective blinded study of urinary porphyrins. Toxicology & Environmental Chemistry, 2011 93(2):396-405.

19. Adams JB, Johansen LJ, Powell LD, Quig D, Rubin RA, Gastrointestinal Flora and Gastrointestinal Status in Children with Autism -- Comparisons to Neurotypical Children and Correlation with Autism Severity, BMC Gastroenterology 2011, 11:22 (16 March 2011).

20. Kern JK, Geier DA, Adams JB, Troutman MR, Davis G, King PG, Young JL, Geier MR. Autism severity and muscle strength: a correlation analysis. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 5 (2011) 1011-1015.

21. Frye RE, Sreenivasula S., Adams JB, Traditional and non-traditional treatments for autism spectrum disorder with seizures: an on-line survey, BMC Pediatrics 2011, 11:37. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2431/11/37

22. Geier DA, Kern JK, Davis G, King PG, Adams JB, Young JL, Geier MR, A prospective double-blind, randomized clinical trial of levocarnitine to treat autism spectrum disorders. Med Sci Monit 2011 Jun 1;17(6):PI15-23.

23. Adams JB, Audhya T, Mcdonough-Means S, Rubin RA, Quig D, Geis E, Gehn E, Loresto M, Mitchell J, Atwood S, Barnhouse S, Lee W Nutritional and Metabolic Status of Children with Autism vs. Neurotypical Children, and the Association with Autism Severity, Nutrition and Metabolism 2011, 8:34.
http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/conent/8/1/34/abstract

24. Kern JK, Geier DA, Garver CR, Adams JB, Audhya T, Nataf R, Geier MR. Efficacy of oral and transdermal glutathione in raising glutathione levels in ASD. Medical Science Monitor. (in press).

Book Chapter

Adams JB, Edelson S, Grandin T, Rimland B, "Advice for Parents of Young Autistic Children," in The Official Autism 101 Manual, edited by Karen Simmons, published by Autism Today, Alberta, Canada, 2006, P. 87-99.

Adams, JB Summary of Biomedical Treatments for Autism, Autism Research Institute Publication 41, April 2007.

Adams, JB Chelation: Removal of Toxic Metals, P. 74-78, published in Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism, edited by Ken Siri and Tony Lyons, published by Skyhorse Publising, New York, NY, 2010.

Adams, JB Chelation: Removal of Toxic Metals, P. 97-100, published in Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism 2011-2012, edited by Ken Siri and Tony Lyons, published by Skyhorse Publising, New York, NY, 2010.
 

Autism Conference/Other Publications:

J. Adams and W. McGinnis, "Vitamins, Minerals, and Autism", The Advocate 2002 1:8-10.

J.B. Adams, T. Audhya, and E. Vogelaar, "Nutritional Abnormalities in Autism, and the Effect of Nutritional Supplementation," 2003 conference proceedings of the national Autism Society of America, Pittsburgh, PA.

J.B. Adams, C. Holloway, M. Margolis, and F. George, "Exposure to Heavy Metals, Physical Symptoms, and Developmental Milestones in Children with Autism," Fall 2003 conference proceedings of Defeat Autism Now!, Portland, Oregon.

J.B. Adams, C. Holloway, F. George, and D. Quig, "Toxic Metals and Essential Minerals in the Hair of Children with Autism and their Mothers," Fall 2003 conference proceedings of Defeat Autism Now!, Portland, Oregon.

Rosseneu SLM, van Saene HKF, Keady S, Heuschkel R, Adams JB, Murch SH 2003 Aerobic Throat and Gut Flora in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Gastrointestinal Symptoms, Conference Proceedings of the Defeat Autism Now! Fall 2003 conference, Portland, Oregon, 63-70.

J.B. Adams, "Statewide Survey of Services by Department of Developmental Disabilities for People with Autism," report of the Greater Phoenix Chapter of the Autism Society of America, 2000.

J.B. Adams, C. Holloway, M. Margolis, and F. George, "Heavy Metal Exposures, Developmental Milestones, and Physical Symptoms in Children with Autism," Spring 2004 conference proceedings of Defeat Autism Now!, Portland, Oregon, P. 113-116.

J.B. Adams, C. Holloway, F. George, D. Quig. "Toxic Metals and Essential Minerals in the Hair of Children with Autism and their Mothers," Spring 2004 conference proceedings of Defeat Autism Now!, Portland, Oregon, P. 117-122.

J.B. Adams, "A Review of the Autism-Mercury Connection," proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Autism Society of America, 2004, P. 8-12.

J.B. Adams, T. Audhya, "Nutritional Abnormalities and the Effect of Nutritional Supplements," DAN! 2005 Fall Conference Proceedings, Long Beach, CA 211-216.

J. B. Adams, Nutritional Treatments for Autism, Informed Voice, P. 16-19.