Kimberly E. Bodner

Kimberly E. Bodner
Graduate Student
Clinical Neuropsychology Lab
(573) 884-8109
Research Interests: 

Cognitive and neurocognitive functioning in autism spectrum disorders.


Ms. Bodner received her B.A. in psychology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, an MSc by Research in psychology from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and an MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri, Columbia. After obtaining her graduate degree from the University of Edinburgh, Ms. Bodner worked at the Autism Center of Excellence, University of Pittsburgh, investigating the biological basis of autism (cognitive, brain, and genetic) under the direction of Dr. Nancy Minshew. Ms. Bodner joined the Clinical Neuropsychology Lab at the University of Missouri in 2009. Her graduate research investigates cognitive and neurocognitive functioning in autism spectrum disorders.

Selected Publications: 

Bodner, K.E., Engelhardt, C.E., Minshew, N.J., & Williams, D.L. (2015). Making inferences: Comprehension of physical causality, intentionality, and emotions in discourse by high-functioning adolescents and adults with autism. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, online first.

Bodner, K.E., Williams, D.L., Engelhardt, C.R., & Minshew, N.J. (2014). A comparison of measures for assessing the level and nature of intelligence in verbal children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 8, 1434-1442.

Zamzow, R.M., Christ, S.E., Saklayen, S.S., Moffitt, A.J., Bodner, K.E., Higgins, K.F., & Beversdorf, D.Q. (2014). Effect of propranolol on facial scanning in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 36, 431-445.

Bodner, K.E., Aldridge, K., Moffitt, A., Peck, D., White, D., & Christ, S.E. (2012). A volumetric study of basal ganglia structures in individuals with early-treated phenylketonuria. Molecular Genetics & Metabolism, 107, 302-307.

Bodner, K.E., Beversdorf, D.Q., Saklayen, S., & Christ, S.E. (2012). Noradrenergic moderation of working memory impairments in adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18, 556-564.

Bodner, K.E. (2012). Ethical principles and standards that inform educational gatekeeping practices in psychology. Ethics and Behavior, 22(1): 60-74.

Christ, S.E., Brubaker, L.E., Bodner, K.E., & Miles, J.H. (2011) Evidence for selective inhibitory impairment in individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Neuropsychology, 25(6): 690-701.

Beversdorf, D.Q., Saklayen, S., Higgins, K.F., Bodner, K.E., Kanne, S.M., & Christ, S.E. (2011). Effect of propranolol on word fluency in autism spectrum disorder. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 24(1):11-7.

Griebling, J., Minshew, N.J., Bodner, K.E., Bansul, R., Konasale, P., Keshavan, M.S., & Hardan, A. (2010). Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex magnetic resonance imaging measurements and cognitive performance in autism. Journal of Child Neurology, 25(7):856-863.

Kuschner, E., Bodner, K.E., & Minshew, N.J. (2009). Local versus global approaches to reproducing the Rey Osterrieth Complex Figure by children, adolescents and adults with high functioning autism. Autism Research, 2(6):348-358., M, Bodner, K., Fox-Pitt, A., & Nicholson, L. (2008). Size sequencing as a window on executive functioning in children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38(7):1382-90.