Faculty Profile

Dr. Isabelle Rapin, M.D.

Isabelle Rapin, M.D.

Professor Emerita, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Professor Emerita, Department of Pediatrics

Professional Interests

Main field of research interest: neurologic and genetic basis of the developmental disabilities of children, especially communication disorders, autism, and hearing loss. Cockayne syndrome and other neurogenetic diseases of childhood.  Dr. Rapin also won the American Academy of Neurology's President's Award in Toronto on April 13, 2010.

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Selected Publications

A. Papers

Goldman, S., Wang, C., Salgado, M.W., Greene, P.E., Kim, M., and Rapin, I. (2009) Motor stereotypies in children with autism and other developmental disorders. Developmental Meddicine and Child Neurology 51 (1):30-38.

Rapin, I., Dunn, M., Allen, D.A., Stevens, M., Fein, D. (2009) Subtypes of language disorders in schoolage children with autism. Developmental Neuropsychology 34 (1): 66-84.

Tuchman, R.F., Moshé, S.L., and Rapin, I. (2009) Convulsing toward the pathophysiology of autism. Brain & Development . 31(2):95-103.

Weidenheim, K.M., Dickson, D.W., and Rapin, I. (2009) Neuropathology of Cockayne syndrome: evidence for impaired development, premature aging, and neurodegeneration. Mechanisms of Ageing and Development 130:619-636.

B. Chapters

Rapin, I. (in press) Introduction: autism turns 65 – a neurologist’s bird’s eye view. In Amaral, D., Dawson, G., Geschwind, D.H. Autism Spectrum Disorders. New York, N.Y., Oxford University Press.

Rapin, I. (in press) Static disorders of brain development. In Rowland, L.P., Pedley, T. et al. (eds). Merritt’s Neurology, 12th ed. Philadelphia PA, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. Chapter 84.

Rapin, I. (in press) Early language disorder as frequent co-morbidity in many developmental disorders of young children. In Bax, M (Ed). Developmental disorders’ co-morbidities. London, MacKeith Press.

Rapin, I. (in press) Disorders of nucleotide excision repair. In: Dulac O. (Ed). Child Neurology volume of the new edition of the Vinken and Bruyn Handbook of Neurology. Amsterdam, Elsevier.

Rapin, I. (in press) Preface. Also Chapter 93: Introduction to the section The frontier between neurology and psychiatry (translated to Portuguese). In Diament, A. Cypel, S (Eds.) Neurologia Infantil 5a edição, Brazil, Atheneu.

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Research Information

Media Coverage

ABC News.com interviews Drs. Isabelle Rapin and Lisa Shulman about a new CDC report that found 1 in 88 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder by age 8, a significant increase from previous estimates of 1 in 110.

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