I am an interdisciplinary, problem based social scientist. My research uses a range of methods, including surveys, interviews, focus groups, databases, textual analysis, and philosophy and ethical theories. Below is a list of selected publications organized by topic as well as a list of selected conference presentations. See the CV section for a complete and chronological list of publications.


Arias, JJ, Sarrett, JC, Gonzalez, BS, & Walker, EF. (2017). The ethics of prodromal and preclinical disease stages. In Syd M Johnson and Karen S Rommelfanger (Eds) The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics (pp. 66-84). New York: Routledge.

Sarrett, JC (2016). Biocertification and Neurodiversity: The Role and Implications of Self-Diagnosis in Autistic Communities. Neuroethics, 9(1), 23-36. doi: 10.1007/s12152-016-9247-x

Sarrett, JC (2014). Ethics and ethnography: Lessons from researching autism in India. Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, 8(4), 239-250.

Sarrett JC (2012). Autistic Human Rights – A Proposal. Disability Studies Quarterly, 32(4). [open source]


Sarrett, JC. (2017). Interviews, disclosure, and misperceptions: Autistic adults’ perspectives on employment related challenges. Disability Studies Quarterly 37(2). [open source]

Sarrett, JC. (2017). Autism and accommodations in higher education: Insights from the autism community. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3353-4.

Sarrett, JC (2015). Custodial homes, therapeutic homes, and parental acceptance: Parental experiences of autism in Kerala, India and Atlanta, GA USA. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 39(2), 254-276. doi: 10.1007/s11013-015-9441-z.

Sarrett, JC (2015). “Maybe at birth there was an injury”: Drivers and implications of caretaker explanatory models of autistic characteristics in Kerala, India. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 39(1), 62-74. doi: 10.1007/s11013-015-9440-0.

Sarrett, JC (2011). Trapped Children: Popular Images of Children with Autism in the 1960s and 2000s. Journal of Medical Humanities, 32(2). 141-53. doi: 10.1007/s10912-010-9135-z.

Criminal justice

Bedell, P.S., Spaulding, A.C., So, M., & Sarrett, J.C. (2018). The names have been changed to protect the…Humanity: Person-first language in correctional health epidemiology. American Journal of Epidemiology. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwy073.

Sarrett, JC. (2017). Revealing the training on intellectual and developmental disabilities among forensic mental health professionals: A survey report. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behavior, 8(4), 176-187, doi: 10.1108/JIDOB-07-2017-0013