Dr. Thomas Frazier’s Webcam and AI Study Drives Discovery

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Thomas Frazier, Ph.D.


Meet Dr. Thomas Frazier, Professor of Psychology at John Carroll University and a Simons Searchlight researcher working on an exciting study using webcams and AI to understand how people with rare genetic conditions think and interact. A big thank you to Simons Searchlight participants for taking part in his research through our Research Match program – your contribution is driving insightful discoveries. Dr. Frazier’s research study was supported in part by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative.

Learn more about Dr. Frazier and his research!

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Thomas Frazier’s Biography

Thomas Frazier is a licensed clinical psychologist who received his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 2004. He joined the Cleveland Clinic in 2006 and was the director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism from 2013 to 2017. In 2017, he was hired as the Chief Science Officer at Autism Speaks. He is also a professor of psychology at John Carroll University.

Over the last decade, Frazier has maintained an active clinical practice and research programs focused on the evaluation and treatment of autism. His work is focused on the development of new measures to improve the assessment of autism and related genetic syndromes and to better understand individuals with PTEN mutations and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Relevant resources

  • Research article and study findings: “Development of Webcam-Collected and Artificial Intelligence-Derived Measures for Social and Cognitive Performance in Neurodevelopmental Genetic Syndromes,” published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C: Seminars in Medical Genetics (AJMG) on August 3, 2023.
  • Frazier’s website

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