Journal Articles & Book Chapters


17 peer-reviewed; 10 first-author (3 first-author in review)

Crafa, D., & Nagel, S.K. (In press). Traces of culture: the feedback loop between brain, behavior, and disorder. Transcultural Psychiatry.

Crafa, D. (2017). Migration and autism diagnosis. In Autism: Paradigms and Clinical Application (Ed. J. Yip). Intech. ISBN: 978-953-51-5013-8

Crafa, D., & Nagel, S.K. (2016). Representing human cultural and biological diversity in neuropsychiatry: Why and how. In Unity, Diversity and Culture (Eds. B. Voyer et al.). IACCP.

Kärtner, J., Crafa, D., Chaudary, N., & Keller, H. (2016). Reactions to receiving a gift - Maternal scaffolding and cultural learning in Berlin and Delhi. Child Development, 87(3), 712-722. 

Laliberte, V., Crafa, D., & Choudhury, S. (2016). Les bases neurologiques de la prise de risque chez les adolescents: une revue critique. In Neurosciences et Cognition (Eds. E. Tardif & P.-A. Doudin).

Wahn, B., Schwandt, J., Krüger, M., Crafa, D., Nunnendorf, V., & König P. (2015.). Sensing where you search: Attentional benefits in a collaborative visual search task through tactile transmission of 2D spatial information. Ergonomics, 59, 1-15.

Crafa, D., & Warfa, N. (2015). Maternal migration and autism risk: systematic analysis. Special Issue in Transcultural Mental Health: International Review of Psychiatry, 27, 64-71.

Crafa, D. (2015). Neural Correlates of Social Cognition. In the International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences. (2nd edition). Oxford: Elsevier, 600-605.

Crafa, D. (2015). Melzoff’s ‘Like Me’ theory: Conceptual framework and implications for culture, psychiatry, and neuroscience. In the International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences. (2nd edition). Oxford: Elsevier, 131-134.

Crafa, D. (2015). Development of self-regulation during early childhood across cultures: A systems perspective. In the International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences. (2nd edition). Oxford: Elsevier, 553-556. 

Kirmayer, L.J., & Crafa, D. (2014). What kind of science for psychiatry? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 435.

Crafa, D., & Nagel, S.K. (2014). Group differences in mental health: A role for culture in neuropsychiatry. WCPRR, 144-150.

Talisa, V.B., Boyle, L., Crafa, D., Raspa, M., Bailey, D.B., & Kaufmann, W.E. (2013). Autism and anxiety in males with fragile X syndrome: An exploratory analysis of neurobehavioral profiles from a parent survey. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 164, 1198-1203.

Crafa, D. (2012). Social Withdrawal in Autism Across Cultures. (Masters thesis.) Retrieved from DSpace Digital Dissertations. (700-2013060710918).

Yang, Z.J., Cao, S., Kwansa, H., Crafa, D., Kibler, K.K., & Koehler R.C. (2012). Transfusion of hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers in the carboxy-state is beneficial during transient focal cerebral ischemia. Journal of Applied Physiology, epub ahead of print.

Yang, Z.J., Carter, E.L., Kibler, K.K., Kwansa, H., Crafa, D., Martin, L.J., Roman, R.J., Harder, D.R., & Koehler R.C. (2012). Attenuation of neonatal ischemic brain damage using a 20-HETE synthesis inhibitor. Journal of Neurochemistry, 121, 168-179.

Crafa, D. (2004). Critique of evolutionary psychology: current theories of human moral development. Proceedings of the National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Asheville, North Carolina, USA, pp 1-7.


Crafa, D. (2013). Do maternal ethnicity and pre-birth migration increase risk for autism? Unpublished Master’s thesis, Queen Mary, University of London, London, United Kingdom, Centre for Psychiatry. 

Crafa, D. (2004). Social transmission of moral and religious beliefs. Unpublished Bachelor’s thesis, New College of Florida, Sarasota, Florida, USA, Department of Philosophy.