James Adams, PhD

Arizona State University


James B. Adams, PhD is the Director of the Autism/Asperger’s Research Program at Arizona State University. His research focuses on the medical causes of autism and how to treat and prevent it including the areas of nutrition (vitamins/minerals, essential fatty acids, carnitine, digestive enzymes, special diets), oxidative stress, gut problems, gut bacteria, toxic metals, and seizures.

He has published over 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles, including over 40 related to autism. He is also the President of the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix, the President of the Autism Nutrition Research Center, the co-leader of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Autism Research Institute, and chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Neurological Health Foundation. He has an adult daughter with autism.

BRAIN Funded Projects

Microbiota Transfer Therapy for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, with Extensive Testing

Recent & Selected Publications

Adams JB, Bhargava A, Coleman DM, Frye RE, Rossignol DA. Ratings of the Effectiveness of Nutraceuticals for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Results of a National Survey. J Pers Med. 2021;11(9):878. Published 2021 Aug 31. doi:10.3390/jpm11090878

Kang DW, Adams JB, Coleman DM, et al. Long-term benefit of Microbiota Transfer Therapy on autism symptoms and gut microbiota. Sci Rep. 2019;9(1):5821. Published 2019 Apr 9. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-42183-0

Adams JB, Borody TJ, Kang DW, Khoruts A, Krajmalnik-Brown R, Sadowsky MJ. Microbiota transplant therapy and autism: lessons for the clinic. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019;13(11):1033-1037. doi:10.1080/17474124.2019.1687293

Adams JB, Audhya T, Geis E, et al. Comprehensive Nutritional and Dietary Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder-A Randomized, Controlled 12-Month Trial. Nutrients. 2018;10(3):369. Published 2018 Mar 17. doi:10.3390/nu10030369

Adams JB, Johansen LJ, Powell LD, Quig D, Rubin RA. Gastrointestinal flora and gastrointestinal status in children with autism–comparisons to typical children and correlation with autism severity. BMC Gastroenterol. 2011;11:22. Published 2011 Mar 16. doi:10.1186/1471-230X-11-22

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