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Sally Jo Wadsworth

TitleSr Research Associate
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Boulder
DepartmentInstitute for Behav Genetics
Phone303/492-6795

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    R01HD010333     (WADSWORTH, SALLY J)Apr 1, 1977 - Jul 31, 2012
    NIH/NICHD
    Determinants of Behavioral Development
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01DC005190     (WADSWORTH, SALLY J)Feb 15, 2002 - Jan 31, 2009
    NIH/NIDCD
    Longitudinal Twin Study of Reading Disability
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01AG046938     (REYNOLDS, CHANDRA A)Jun 1, 2015 - Feb 29, 2020
    NIH/NIA
    Colorado Adoption/Twin Study of Lifespan behavioral development & cognitive aging (CATSLife)
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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    1. Wadsworth SJ, DeFries JC, Willcutt EG, Pennington BF, Olson RK. Genetic Etiologies of Comorbidity and Stability for Reading Difficulties and ADHD: A Replication Study. Twin Res Hum Genet. 2016 Dec; 19(6):647-651. PMID: 27748217.
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    2. Huibregtse BM, Corley RP, Wadsworth SJ, Vandever JM, DeFries JC, Stallings MC. A Longitudinal Adoption Study of Substance Use Behavior in Adolescence. Twin Res Hum Genet. 2016 Aug; 19(4):330-40. PMID: 27161024.
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    3. Christopher ME, Keenan JM, Hulslander J, DeFries JC, Miyake A, Wadsworth SJ, Willcutt E, Pennington B, Olson RK. The genetic and environmental etiologies of the relations between cognitive skills and components of reading ability. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2016 Apr; 145(4):451-66. PMID: 26974208.
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    4. Wadsworth SJ, DeFries JC, Willcutt EG, Pennington BF, Olson RK. The Colorado Longitudinal Twin Study of Reading Difficulties and ADHD: Etiologies of Comorbidity and Stability. Twin Res Hum Genet. 2015 Dec; 18(6):755-61. PMID: 26537134.
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    5. Corley RP, Beltz AM, Wadsworth SJ, Berenbaum SA. Genetic influences on pubertal development and links to behavior problems. Behav Genet. 2015 May; 45(3):294-312. PMID: 25903988.
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    6. Soden B, Christopher ME, Hulslander J, Olson RK, Cutting L, Keenan JM, Thompson LA, Wadsworth SJ, Willcutt EG, Petrill SA. Longitudinal stability in reading comprehension is largely heritable from grades 1 to 6. PLoS One. 2015; 10(1):e0113807. PMID: 25602760.
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    7. Beltz AM, Corley RP, Bricker JB, Wadsworth SJ, Berenbaum SA. Modeling pubertal timing and tempo and examining links to behavior problems. Dev Psychol. 2014 Dec; 50(12):2715-26. PMID: 25437757.
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    8. Christopher ME, Hulslander J, Byrne B, Samuelsson S, Keenan JM, Pennington B, DeFries JC, Wadsworth SJ, Willcutt E, Olson RK. Genetic and environmental etiologies of the longitudinal relations between prereading skills and reading. Child Dev. 2015 Mar-Apr; 86(2):342-61. PMID: 25263167.
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    9. Peterson RL, Pennington BF, Olson RK, Wadsworth S. Longitudinal Stability of Phonological and Surface Subtypes of Developmental Dyslexia. Sci Stud Read. 2014; 18(5):347-362. PMID: 25429194.
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    10. Brant AM, Munakata Y, Boomsma DI, Defries JC, Haworth CM, Keller MC, Martin NG, McGue M, Petrill SA, Plomin R, Wadsworth SJ, Wright MJ, Hewitt JK. The nature and nurture of high IQ: an extended sensitive period for intellectual development. Psychol Sci. 2013 Aug; 24(8):1487-95. PMID: 23818653.
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    11. Christopher ME, Hulslander J, Byrne B, Samuelsson S, Keenan JM, Pennington B, Defries JC, Wadsworth SJ, Willcutt E, Olson RK. The genetic and environmental etiologies of individual differences in early reading growth in Australia, the United States, and Scandinavia. J Exp Child Psychol. 2013 Jul; 115(3):453-67. PMID: 23665180.
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    12. Fujisawa KK, Wadsworth SJ, Kakihana S, Olson RK, Defries JC, Byrne B, Ando J. A multivariate twin study of early literacy in Japanese Kana. Learn Individ Differ. 2013 Apr 01; 24:160-167. PMID: 23997545.
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    13. Byrne B, Wadsworth SJ, Boehme K, Talk AC, Coventry WL, Olson RK, Samuelsson S, Corley R. Multivariate genetic analysis of learning and early reading development. Sci Stud Read. 2013 Jan 01; 17(3):224-242. PMID: 23626456.
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    14. Christopher ME, Hulslander J, Byrne B, Samuelsson S, Keenan JM, Pennington B, Defries JC, Wadsworth SJ, Willcutt E, Olson RK. Modeling the Etiology of Individual Differences in Early Reading Development: Evidence for Strong Genetic Influences. Sci Stud Read. 2013; 17(5):350-368. PMID: 24489459.
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    15. Rhea SA, Bricker JB, Corley RP, Defries JC, Wadsworth SJ. Design, Utility, and History of the Colorado Adoption Project: Examples Involving Adjustment Interactions. Adopt Q. 2013; 16(1):17-39. PMID: 23833552.
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    16. Rhea SA, Bricker JB, Wadsworth SJ, Corley RP. The Colorado Adoption Project. Twin Res Hum Genet. 2013 Feb; 16(1):358-65. PMID: 23158098.
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    17. Brooker RJ, Berenbaum SA, Bricker J, Corley RP, Wadsworth SJ. Pubertal Timing as a Potential Mediator of Adoption Effects on Problem Behaviors. J Res Adolesc. 2012 Dec 01; 22(4):739-745. PMID: 23335840.
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    18. Christopher ME, Miyake A, Keenan JM, Pennington B, DeFries JC, Wadsworth SJ, Willcutt E, Olson RK. Predicting word reading and comprehension with executive function and speed measures across development: a latent variable analysis. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2012 Aug; 141(3):470-88. PMID: 22352396.
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    19. Astrom RL, Wadsworth SJ, Olson RK, Willcutt EG, Defries JC. Genetic and environmental etiologies of reading difficulties: DeFries-Fulker analysis of reading performance data from twin pairs and their nontwin siblings. Learn Individ Differ. 2012 Jun 01; 22(3):365-369. PMID: 22927712.
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    20. Wadsworth SJ, Olson RK, Willcutt EG, DeFries JC. Multiple regression analysis of reading performance data from twin pairs with reading difficulties and nontwin siblings: the augmented model. Twin Res Hum Genet. 2012 Feb; 15(1):116-9. PMID: 22784461.
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    21. Olson RK, Hulslander J, Christopher M, Keenan JM, Wadsworth SJ, Willcutt EG, Pennington BF, DeFries JC. Genetic and environmental influences on writing and their relations to language and reading. Ann Dyslexia. 2013 Apr; 63(1):25-43. PMID: 21842316.
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    22. Astrom RL, Wadsworth SJ, Olson RK, Willcutt EG, DeFries JC. DeFries-Fulker analysis of longitudinal reading performance data from twin pairs ascertained for reading difficulties and from their nontwin siblings. Behav Genet. 2011 Sep; 41(5):660-7. PMID: 21259040.
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    23. Olson RK, Keenan JM, Byrne B, Samuelsson S, Coventry WL, Corley R, Wadsworth SJ, Willcutt EG, Defries JC, Pennington BF, Hulslander J. Genetic and Environmental Influences on Vocabulary and Reading Development. Sci Stud Read. 2011; 15(1):26-46. PMID: 21132077.
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    24. Nilsson R, Rhee SH, Corley RP, Rhea SA, Wadsworth SJ, Defries JC. Conduct Problems in Adopted and Non-adopted Adolescents and Adoption Satisfaction as a Protective Factor. Adopt Q. 2011; 14(3):181-198. PMID: 22259226.
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    25. Willcutt EG, Pennington BF, Duncan L, Smith SD, Keenan JM, Wadsworth S, Defries JC, Olson RK. Understanding the complex etiologies of developmental disorders: behavioral and molecular genetic approaches. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2010 Sep; 31(7):533-44. PMID: 20814254.
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    26. Wadsworth SJ, Olson RK, DeFries JC. Differential genetic etiology of reading difficulties as a function of IQ: an update. Behav Genet. 2010 Nov; 40(6):751-8. PMID: 20333543.
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    27. Hulslander J, Olson RK, Willcutt EG, Wadsworth SJ. Longitudinal Stability of Reading-Related Skills and their Prediction of Reading Development. Sci Stud Read. 2010 Mar 01; 14(2):111-136. PMID: 20563241.
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    28. Byrne B, Coventry WL, Olson RK, Wadsworth SJ, Samuelsson S, Petrill SA, Willcutt EG, Corley R. "Teacher Effects" in Early Literacy Development: Evidence from a Study of Twins. J Educ Psychol. 2010 Feb 01; 102(1):32-42. PMID: 20204169.
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    29. Hawke JL, Olson RK, Willcut EG, Wadsworth SJ, DeFries JC. Gender ratios for reading difficulties. Dyslexia. 2009 Aug; 15(3):239-42. PMID: 19367616.
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    30. Byrne B, Coventry WL, Olson RK, Samuelsson S, Corley R, Willcutt EG, Wadsworth S, Defries JC. Genetic and Environmental Influences on Aspects of Literacy and Language in Early Childhood: Continuity and Change from Preschool to Grade 2. J Neurolinguistics. 2009 May; 22(3):219-236. PMID: 20161176.
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    31. Brant AM, Haberstick BC, Corley RP, Wadsworth SJ, DeFries JC, Hewitt JK. The developmental etiology of high IQ. Behav Genet. 2009 Jul; 39(4):393-405. PMID: 19377873.
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    32. Friend A, DeFries JC, Olson RK, Pennington B, Harlaar N, Byrne B, Samuelsson S, Willcutt EG, Wadsworth SJ, Corley R, Keenan JM. Heritability of high reading ability and its interaction with parental education. Behav Genet. 2009 Jul; 39(4):427-36. PMID: 19296213.
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    33. Hawke JL, Stallings MC, Wadsworth SJ, DeFries JC. DeFries-Fulker and Pearson-Aitken model-fitting analyses of reading performance data from selected and unselected twin pairs. Behav Genet. 2008 Mar; 38(2):101-7. PMID: 18213514.
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    34. Samuelsson S, Byrne B, Olson RK, Hulslander J, Wadsworth S, Corley R, Willcutt EG, Defries JC. Response to early literacy instruction in the United States, Australia, and Scandinavia: A behavioral-genetic analysis. Learn Individ Differ. 2008; 18(3):289-295. PMID: 19122888.
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    35. Wadsworth SJ, DeFries JC, Olson RK, Willcutt EG. Colorado longitudinal twin study of reading disability. Ann Dyslexia. 2007 Dec; 57(2):139-60. PMID: 18060583.
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    36. Astrom RL, Wadsworth SJ, DeFries JC. Etiology of the stability of reading difficulties: the longitudinal twin study of reading disabilities. Twin Res Hum Genet. 2007 Jun; 10(3):434-9. PMID: 17564501.
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    37. Friend A, DeFries JC, Wadsworth SJ, Olson RK. Genetic and environmental influences on word recognition and spelling deficits as a function of age. Behav Genet. 2007 May; 37(3):477-86. PMID: 17345157.
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    38. Hawke JL, Wadsworth SJ, DeFries JC. Genetic influences on reading difficulties in boys and girls: the Colorado twin study. Dyslexia. 2006 Feb; 12(1):21-9. PMID: 16512171.
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    39. Wadsworth SJ, DeFries JC. Genetic etiology of reading difficulties in boys and girls. Twin Res Hum Genet. 2005 Dec; 8(6):594-601. PMID: 16354501.
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    40. Hulslander J, Talcott J, Witton C, DeFries J, Pennington B, Wadsworth S, Willcutt E, Olson R. Sensory processing, reading, IQ, and attention. J Exp Child Psychol. 2004 Jul; 88(3):274-95. PMID: 15203301.
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    41. Tiu RD, Wadsworth SJ, Olson RK, DeFries JC. Causal models of reading disability: a twin study. Twin Res. 2004 Jun; 7(3):275-83. PMID: 15193172.
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    42. Wadsworth SJ, Corley RP, Hewitt JK, Plomin R, DeFries JC. Parent-offspring resemblance for reading performance at 7, 12 and 16 years of age in the Colorado Adoption Project. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2002 Sep; 43(6):769-74. PMID: 12236611.
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    43. Wadsworth SJ, Corley RP, Hewitt JK, Defries JC. Stability of genetic and environmental influences on reading performance at 7, 12, and 16 years of age in the Colorado Adoption Project. Behav Genet. 2001 Jul; 31(4):353-9. PMID: 11720121.
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