Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Director, Infant and Preschool Program
University of Arizona
Dr. Jaswinder Ghuman is the Director of the Infant and Preschool Program in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Arizona. She is board certified both in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. In addition to conducting research on the efficacy and safety of methylphenidate in young children with Autistic Disorder/ Autism Spectrum Disorders, she provides clinical services to preschool children with developmental and psychiatric disorders
Dr. Jaswinder Ghuman received her MBBS (MD) degree in 1973 from the Christian Medical College, Punjab University, India. Dr. Ghuman completed her general psychiatry training at Rochester Psychiatric Center and Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. She received her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins University from 1986- 1988. Dr. Ghuman developed and directed the Infant and Preschool Clinic at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University. She was appointed by the Governor to the Maryland Advisory Council on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Dr. Ghuman received an NIMH-sponsored Minority Supplement grant and developed a parent and teacher questionnaire, Ghuman-Folstein Screen for Social Interaction, to screen for social interaction in 6 months to 5-year-old children with autism, PDD, and other developmental disorders. Dr. Ghuman was co-investigator in the multisite risperidal, methylphenidate, and guanfacine studies in children and adolescents with PDD for the NIMH-sponsored Autism RUPP Network. She was also co- PI in the NIMH-sponsored multisite Preschool ADHD Treatment Study. Dr. Ghuman is conducting treatment studies in young children with PDD and ADHD. She has been the Principal Investigator for NIMH-sponsored Methylphenidate Study in Young Children with PDD.
Infants, preschool children, ADHD, autism, PDD, social interaction, child development