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Tara Chandrasekhar, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Child & Family Mental Health & Community Psychiatry
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Psychiatrist at the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development.
Staff psychiatrist at Duke Counseling and Psychological Services.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2011 - 2013
  • General Psychiatry Residency, Psychiatry, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2008 - 2012
  • M.D., University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine, 2008

Publications

Sikich, Linmarie, Alexander Kolevzon, Bryan H. King, Christopher J. McDougle, Kevin B. Sanders, Soo-Jeong Kim, Marina Spanos, et al. “Intranasal Oxytocin in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” N Engl J Med 385, no. 16 (October 14, 2021): 1462–73. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa2103583.

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Spanos, Marina, Terrence Bethea, Cheryl Alderman, Jacqueline Johnson, Tara Chandrasekhar, and Linmarie Sikich. “6.14 Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial With Open-Label Extension of Intranasal Oxytocin for Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 60, no. 10 (October 2021): S162–S162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2021.09.087.

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Franz, Lauren, Jill Howard, Marisa Viljoen, Linmarie Sikich, Tara Chandrasekhar, Scott H. Kollins, Lawrence Lee, et al. “Pragmatic adaptations of telehealth-delivered caregiver coaching for children with autism in the context of COVID-19: Perspectives from the United States and South Africa.” Autism, June 8, 2021, 13623613211022584. https://doi.org/10.1177/13623613211022585.

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Hu, Qin, and Tara Chandrasekhar. “Meeting the Mental Health Needs of College Students with ASD: A Survey of University and College Counseling Center Directors.” J Autism Dev Disord 51, no. 1 (January 2021): 341–45. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-020-04530-3.

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Spanos, Marina, Tara Chandrasekhar, Soo-Jeong Kim, Robert M. Hamer, Bryan H. King, Christopher J. McDougle, Kevin B. Sanders, et al. “Rationale, design, and methods of the Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) network Study of Oxytocin in Autism to improve Reciprocal Social Behaviors (SOARS-B).” Contemp Clin Trials 98 (November 2020): 106103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2020.106103.

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Chandrasekhar, Tara. “Supporting the needs of college students with autism spectrum disorder.” J Am Coll Health 68, no. 8 (November 2020): 936–39. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1686003.

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Correll, Christoph U., Linmarie Sikich, Gloria Reeves, Jacqueline Johnson, Courtney Keeton, Marina Spanos, Sandeep Kapoor, et al. “Metformin add-on vs. antipsychotic switch vs. continued antipsychotic treatment plus healthy lifestyle education in overweight or obese youth with severe mental illness: results from the IMPACT trial.” World Psychiatry 19, no. 1 (February 2020): 69–80. https://doi.org/10.1002/wps.20714.

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Chandrasekhar, Tara, John Nathan Copeland, Marina Spanos, and Linmarie Sikich. “Autism, Psychosis, or Both? Unraveling Complex Patient Presentations.” Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 29, no. 1 (January 2020): 103–13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chc.2019.08.003.

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Coates, Margaret, Marina Spanos, Pooja Parmar, Tara Chandrasekhar, and Linmarie Sikich. “A Review of Methods for Monitoring Adverse Events in Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinical Trials.” Drug Saf 41, no. 5 (May 2018): 465–71. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40264-017-0633-z.

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Greene, R. K., M. Spanos, C. Alderman, E. Walsh, J. Bizzell, M. G. Mosner, J. L. Kinard, et al. “The effects of intranasal oxytocin on reward circuitry responses in children with autism spectrum disorder.” J Neurodev Disord 10, no. 1 (March 27, 2018): 12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s11689-018-9228-y.

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