Deanna Swain, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Developmental Pediatrics

Graduate School :
  • PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University (Virginia Tech) (2019)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA/BS, Boston College (MA) (2011)
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2018)
Department: Pediatrics-Developmental Pediatrics


  • Carl A, Good M, Haag E, Hutaff-Lee C, Swain D, Tartaglia N, Sakamoto C, Davis S, Thompson T. Anxiety in Turner syndrome: Engaging community to address barriers and facilitators to diagnosis and care. Am J Med Genet A. 2024 Mar 25;:e63564. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 38528640
  • Swain, D., Elias, R., Clark-Whitney, E., & Kim SH. "Communication Disorders." The SAGE Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology: Clinical Neuropsychological Disorders, edited by Gregory J. Boyle, Yaakov Stern, Dan J. Stein, Barbara J. Sahakian, Charles J. Golden, Tatia Mei-Chun Lee, Shen-Hsing and Annabel Chen, SAGE Publications Ltd, 2023.
  • Klein CB, Swain DM, Vibert B, Clark-Whitney E, Lemelman AR, Giordano JA, Winter J, Kim SH. Implementation of Video Feedback Within a Community Based Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Intervention Program for Toddlers With ASD: Pilot Study. Front Psychiatry. 2021;12:763367. PubMed PMID: 34925094
  • Cordeiro L, Villagomez A, Swain D, Deklotz S, Tartaglia N. Adaptive Skills in FXS: A Review of the Literature and Evaluation of the PEDI-Computer Adaptive Test (PEDI-CAT) to Measure Adaptive Skills. Brain Sci. 2020 Jun 6;10(6). PubMed PMID: 32517224
  • Dunsmore JC, Ashley RA, Zhou Y, Swain DM, Factor RS, Broomell AP, Waldron JC, Bell MA, Scarpa A. Marching to the beat of your own drum?: A proof-of-concept study assessing physiological linkage in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Biol Psychol. 2019 May;144:37-45. PubMed PMID: 30851409
  • Factor RS, Swain DM, Antezana L, Muskett A, Gatto AJ, Radtke SR, Scarpa A. Teaching emotion regulation to children with autism spectrum disorder: Outcomes of the Stress and Anger Management Program (STAMP). Bull Menninger Clin. 2019 Summer;83(3):235-258. PubMed PMID: 31502872
  • Rea HM, Factor RS, Swain DM, Scarpa A. The Association of the Broader Autism Phenotype with Emotion-Related Behaviors in Mothers of Children With and Without Autism Spectrum Traits. J Autism Dev Disord. 2019 Mar;49(3):950-959. PubMed PMID: 30406436
  • Estes A, Swain DM, MacDuffie KE. The effects of early autism intervention on parents and family adaptive functioning. Pediatr Med. 2019 Jun;2. PubMed PMID: 31583390
  • Wieckowski AT, Swain DM, Abbott AL, White SW. Task Dependency When Evaluating Association Between Facial Emotion Recognition and Facial Emotion Expression in Children with ASD. J Autism Dev Disord. 2019 Feb;49(2):460-467. PubMed PMID: 30173309
  • Condy EE, Factor RS, Swain DM, Strege MV, Scarpa A. Maternal Affect During a Challenging Mother-Child Interaction: The Effects of Broad Autism Phenotype and Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia Reactivity in Mothers of Children With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2019 Dec;49(12):4891-4900. PubMed PMID: 31473950
  • Smith IC, Swain D, Murphy HG, Ollendick TH, White SW. The Under- and Over-Identification of Autism: Factors Associated With Diagnostic Referral. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2019 May-Jun;48(3):393-399. PubMed PMID: 28715237
  • Capriola-Hall NN, Wieckowski AT, Swain D, Tech V, Aly S, Youssef A, Abbott AL, White SW. Group Differences in Facial Emotion Expression in Autism: Evidence for the Utility of Machine Classification. Behav Ther. 2019 Jul;50(4):828-838. PubMed PMID: 31208691
  • Scarpa A, Ashley RA, Waldron JC, Zhou Y, Swain DM, Dunsmore JC, Bell MA. Side by side: Modeling dyadic physiological linkage in strangers. Emotion. 2018 Aug;18(5):615-624. PubMed PMID: 28604036
  • Factor RS, Swain DM, Scarpa A. Child Autism Spectrum Disorder Traits and Parenting Stress: The Utility of Using a Physiological Measure of Parental Stress. J Autism Dev Disord. 2018 Apr;48(4):1081-1091. PubMed PMID: 29164443
  • Corbett BA, Bales KL, Swain D, Sanders K, Weinstein TA, Muglia LJ. Comparing oxytocin and cortisol regulation in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, hydrocortisone challenge pilot study in children with autism and typical development. J Neurodev Disord. 2016;8:32. PubMed PMID: 27540420
  • Swain D, Scarpa A, White S, Laugeson E. Emotion Dysregulation and Anxiety in Adults with ASD: Does Social Motivation Play a Role?. J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Dec;45(12):3971-7. PubMed PMID: 26319254
  • Corbett BA, Swain DM, Newsom C, Wang L, Song Y, Edgerton D. Biobehavioral profiles of arousal and social motivation in autism spectrum disorders. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2014 Aug;55(8):924-34. PubMed PMID: 24329926
  • Corbett BA, Swain DM, Coke C, Simon D, Newsom C, Houchins-Juarez N, Jenson A, Wang L, Song Y. Improvement in social deficits in autism spectrum disorders using a theatre-based, peer-mediated intervention. Autism Res. 2014 Feb;7(1):4-16. PubMed PMID: 24150989
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Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Children's Hospital Colorado North Campus
469 State Highway 7
Broomfield, CO 80023

Specialty Information

Conditions & Treatments
  • Child and Teen Health - Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Child and Teen Health - Infant and Toddler Health
  • Child and Teen Health - Parenting

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University (Virginia Tech) (2019)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA/BS, Boston College (MA) (2011)
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2018)
Department: Pediatrics-Developmental Pediatrics
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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