Dimitropoulos A, Doernberg E, Russ S, Zyga O. Intervention response by genetic subtype: PRETEND-Preschool program for children with Prader-Willi syndrome via remote parent training. J Autism Dev Disord. (2022) 52:5191–206. 10.1007/s10803-022-05695-9


Dimitropoulos, A., Zyga, O., Doernberg, E., & Russ, S. W. (2021). Show me what happens next: Preliminary efficacy of a remote play-based intervention for children with Prader-Willi syndrome. Research in developmental disabilities108, 103820.

Doernberg, E. A., Russ, S. W., & Dimitropoulos, A. (2021). Believing in Make-Believe: Efficacy of a Pretend Play Intervention for School-Aged Children with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders51(2), 576-588.


Key, A. P., Zengin‐Bolatkale, H., Dimitropoulos, A., & Doernberg, E. (2020). Eye tracking as an objective measure of hyperphagia in children with Prader‐Willi syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A182(7), 1655-1663.

Nock, N. L., Dimitropoulos, A., Zanotti, K. M., Waggoner, S., Nagel, C., Golubic, M., Michener, C. M., Kirwan, J. P., & Alberts, J. (2020). Sleep, quality of life, and depression in endometrial cancer survivors with obesity seeking weight loss. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer28(5), 2311–2319. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-019-05051-1

Nock, N. L., Jiang, H., Borato, L., Alberts, J., & Dimitropoulos, A. (2020). Insights to the neural response to food cues in class III compared with class I and II obese adults using a sample of endometrial cancer survivors seeking weight loss. Nutrition & diabetes10(1), 21. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41387-020-0124-7

Zyga, O., & Dimitropoulos, A. (2020). Preliminary characterization of parent-child interaction in preschoolers with Prader-Willi syndrome: the relationship between engagement and parental stress. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities125(1), 76-84.

Zyga, O. (2019). From Behavior to Biology: Examining Oxytocin, Social Cognitive Ability, and Parent-child Interactions in Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Case Western Reserve University.


Dimitropoulos, A., Zyga, O., & Russ, S. W. (2019). Early social cognitive ability in preschoolers with Prader–Willi syndrome and autism spectrum disorder. Journal of autism and developmental disorders49(11), 4441-4454.

2018 and Earlier

Zyga, O., Russ, S. W., & Dimitropoulos, A. (2018). The PRETEND Program: Evaluating the feasibility of a remote parent-training intervention for children with Prader-Willi syndrome. American journal on intellectual and developmental disabilities123(6), 574-584.

Dimitropoulos, A., Zyga, O., & Russ, S. (2017). Evaluating the feasibility of a play-based telehealth intervention program for children with Prader–Willi syndrome. Journal of autism and developmental disorders47(9), 2814-2825.

Russ S. W. (2016). Pretend Play: Antecedent of Adult Creativity. New directions for child and adolescent development2016(151), 21–32. https://doi.org/10.1002/cad.20154.

Zyga, O., Russ, S., Ievers-Landis, C. E., & Dimitropoulos, A. (2015). Assessment of pretend play in Prader–Willi syndrome: A direct comparison to autism spectrum disorder. Journal of autism and developmental disorders45(4), 975-987.

Feldman, B. H., & Dimitropoulos, A. (2014). Face discrimination skills in Prader-Willi syndrome and autism Spectrum disorder. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities7(3), 264-285.

Kennedy, J., & Dimitropoulos, A. (2014). Influence of feeding state on neurofunctional differences between individuals who are obese and normal weight: a meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies. Appetite75, 103-109.

Nock, N. L., Dimitropoulos, A., Rao, S. M., Flask, C. A., Schluchter, M., Zanotti, K. M., Rose, P. G., Kirwan, J. P., & Alberts, J. (2014). Rationale and design of REWARD (revving-up exercise for sustained weight loss by altering neurological reward and drive): a randomized trial in obese endometrial cancer survivors. Contemporary clinical trials39(2), 236–245. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2014.08.008.