Julie A. Kable, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone: 404-712-9833


Current projects:

R01 AA13272-01 Coles (PI) 2003-2008. NIAAA

Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: Adult Neurocognition
A 20 year follow up of a cohort of low SES alcohol-exposed young adults to evaluate adult social functioning and to relate neurocognition to neuroimaging (DTI and fMRI) outcomes.
Role: Co-Investigator Investigator

R01 HD041203-01A2 Coles (PI) 2003-2008

Prenatal Tobacco Exposure: Auditory Processing and Language
The impact of prenatal tobacco exposure on auditory information processing, phonemic processing and subsequent language development over the first 24 months.
Role: Co-Investigator Investigator

U84-CCU320162-02 Coles and Kable (PIs) 2001-2005 CDC

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Socio-Cognitive Habilitation
An intervention study for alcohol-affected children 3 to 9 years focusing on academic (math) disabilities and behavioral regulation.
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

U36-CCU319276 Singh (PI) 10/1/02-9/30/04
Center for Disease Control and Prevention

This is an intervention study designed to increase the compliance and quality of life of young women with PKU in order to prevent birth defects associated with elevated PHE levels in pregnancy.
Role: Co-Investigator

Completed Support

R0I DA07362-06A1 Coles (PI) 4/15/99-5/31/03 NIDA

Maternal Substance Abuse: Outcome at School Age
Eight-year follow-up of children prenatally exposed to cocaine to examine their arousal regulation and social/emotional functioning at school age.
Role: Co-Investigator


Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University
Clinical Psychology West Lafayette, IN
December 1995
Major Professor: Donald R. Ottinger, Ph.D. & Stephen Tiffany, Ph.D.
Dissertation topic: Auditory vs. General Information Processing Deficits in Children of Mothers who Smoke

Masters of Science, Purdue University
Clinical Psychology, West Lafayette, IN
December 1990
Major Professor: Donald R. Ottinger, Ph.D.
Thesis title: The Effects of Postnatal Tobacco Smoke Exposure on Rat Pup Development

Bachelor of Arts, Purdue University
Psychology West Lafayette, IN
Highest Distinction
May 1987

Research interests:

Dr. Kable's area of research interest have included understanding the developmental impact of exogenous and endogenous teratogens. Her work on exogenous teratogens has included investigations into the developmental impact of prenatal exposure to alcohol, tobacco, and cocaine. While her work on endogenous teratogens has focused on the impact of maternal metabolic disorders (i.e., PKU and MSUD) on fetal and child development. She has worked collaboratively with her colleagues in the Department of Pediatrics at EUSM on interventions for young women with metabolic disorders to improve adherence to prescribed dietary regimens.

Dr. Kable's developmental studies have focused on using neurophysiological responses to environmental events to assess the information processing skills of infants and using neurophysiological responses to assess arousal regulation in older children.

Dr. Kable is also involved in running an innovative intervention project for children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). This project is one of five sites funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to initiate treatment research on interventions for children with FAS. The intervention includes training for parents and caregivers in the areas of knowledge regarding FAS, advocacy and techniques to improve behavioral regulation. In addition, half of the children in the project will receive individual tutoring in the area of math to facilitate their development.

Clinical interests:

Dr. Kable's clinical interests are in the areas of pediatric psychology, infant assessment and intervention, and factors influencing early neurodevelopment and future outcome.

Selected publications:

Kable, J, A, & Coles, C.D. (2004). The Impact of Prenatal alcohol Exposure on Neurophysiological Encoding of Environmental Events at six Months. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

Kable, J. A. & Coles, C. D. (2003). Teratology of alcohol: Implications for school settings. In R. Brown (Ed.) Handbook of pediatric psychology in school settings. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers.

Howell, K. K., Coles, C. D., & Kable, J. A. (2003). The Medical and developmental consequences of prenatal drug exposure. In J. Brick (Ed.) Handbook of the medical consequences of alcohol and drug abuse. Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press, Inc., pp. 281-302.

Coles, C. D., Kable, J. A., Drews-Botsch, C. D., & Falek, A. F. (2000). Early identification of risk for effects of prenatal alcohol exposure. Journal of Studies on Alcoholism, 61, pp 607-616.

Singh, R., Kable, J. A., Guerrero, N. V., Kruse, B., & Sullivan, K. (2000) Impact of a camp experience on knowledge, attitudes and behavior, relevant to nutritional management of adolescent women with phenylketonuria. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 100(7), pp. 797-803.

Coles, C. D. & Kable, J. A. (1998). Developmental evaluation of the older infant and child. In W. Slikker, Jr. and L. W. Chang (Eds.) The handbook of developmental neurotoxicology. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.












































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