Cynthia F. Salorio, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Cynthia Salorio
Cynthia Salorio
Director, Rehabilitation Outcomes and Related Research

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9440

Dr. Cynthia Salorio is currently the director of rehabilitation outcomes and related research within the Department of Rehabilitation, and the coordinator of brain injury, cardiac, and epilepsy outpatient neuropsychological services in the Department of Neuropsychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and associate professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Salorio is a licensed psychologist and is board certified in clinical neuropsychology with specialty board certification in pediatric neuropsychology.

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Salorio received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a specialization in neuropsychology from Washington University in St. Louis. She completed a pre-doctoral internship in neuropsychology and clinical child psychology at the University of California, San Diego, and a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She joined Kennedy Krieger as a pediatric neuropsychologist and licensed psychologist in 2002. She currently conducts research and provides clinical neuropsychological services to children with neurological condition, including acquired brain injury and epilepsy throughout the rehabilitation continuum of care. She also supervises trainees within the pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at Kennedy Krieger. Dr. Salorio currently serves on the professional advisory board of the Hemispherectomy Foundation and the Abilities Network/Epilepsy Foundation Chesapeake Region, and was the 2009-2010 American Psychological Association, Division 22, Section 1, president (pediatric rehabilitation). She is involved in several international initiatives identify best practices and standardize outcomes measurement in pediatric rehabilitation.

Research Summary:

Dr. Salorio has a primary interest in brain-behavior relationships in children with a variety of acquired and congenital neurological disorders. Her research has examined predictors of outcome in children with traumatic and acquired brain injury, epilepsy, rett syndrome, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Salorio is currently involved with several projects investigating clinical factors (e.g., neurobiological mechanisms, secondary injury variables and rehabilitation interventions) that impact cognitive and functional outcomes following neurological injuries. Her research also focuses on examining predictors of cognitive, emotional, and functional status in children with epilepsy, and predictors of outcome after surgery for intractable epilepsy.

LINK: SciVal Experts Research Profile for Cynthia Salorio

Research Publications:

Pidcock F, Salorio C, Bibat G, Swain J, Scheller J, Shore W, Naidu S. (2005). Functional outcomes in Rett syndrome. Brain and Development. In Press.

Davis KC, Slomine BS, Salorio CF, Suskauer SJ. Time to Follow Commands and duration of Post-traumatic Amnesia predict GOS-E Peds scores 1-2 years after TBI in children requiring inpatient rehabilitation. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. In Press.

Bembea MM, Felling R, Anton B, Salorio CF, Johnston MV. (2015). Neuromonitoring during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a systematic review of the literaturePediatric Critical Care Medicine. Epub ahead of print.

Kavanaugh BC, Scarborough VR, Salorio CF. (2015). Parent-rated emotional-behavioral and executive functioning in childhood epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behavior, 42, 22-28.

Risen S, Suskauer S, Dematt E, Slomine B, Salorio C. (2014). Functional outcomes in children with abusive head trauma receiving inpatient rehabilitation compared with children with non-abusive head trauma. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164(3), 613-9.

Tailor YI, Suskauer SJ, Sepeta LN, Ewen JB, DeMatt EJ, Trovato MK, Salorio CF, Slomine BS. (2013). Functional status of children with encephalitis in an inpatient setting: A case series. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Approach, 6, 163-173.

Trovato MK, Bradley E, Slomine BS, Salorio CF, Christensen JR, Suskauer SJ. (2013). Physical Abilities and Mobility Scale: reliability and validity in children receiving inpatient rehabilitation for acquired brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94(7), 1335-41.

Forsyth RJ, Salorio CF, Christensen JR. (2009). Modeling early recovery patterns after paediatric traumatic brain injury. Archives of Disability in Childhood, 95(4), 266-70.

Johnson AR, DeMatt E, Salorio CF. (2009). Predictors of outcome following acquired brain injury in children. Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 15(2), 124-32.

Suskauer SJ, Slomine BS, Inscore AB, Lewelt AJ, Kirk JW, Salorio CF. (2009). Injury severity variables as predictors of WeeFIM scores in pediatric TBI: Time to follow commands is best. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 2(4), 297-307.

Salorio CF, Slomine BS, Guerguerian AM, Christensen JR, White JRM, Natale JE, et al. (2008). Intensive care unit variables and outcome after pediatric traumatic brain injury: a retrospective study of survivors. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: A Journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies, 9(1), 47-53.

Salorio CF, Slomine BS, Grados M, Vasa RA, Christensen JR, Gerring J. P. (2005). Neuroanatomic correlates of CVLT-C performance following pediatric traumatic brain injury. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS, 11(6), 686-696.

Slomine BS, Salorio CF, Grados MA, Vasa RA, Christensen JR, Gerring JP. (2005). Differences in attention, executive functioning, and memory in children with and without ADHD after severe traumatic brain injury. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS, 11(5), 645-653.

Pulsifer MB, Brandt J, Salorio CF, Vinning EPG, Carson BS, Freeman JM. (2004). The Cognitive Outcome of Hemispherectomy in 71 Children. Epilepsia, 45(3), 243-254.