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Cynthia F. Salorio, Ph.D.
Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9440
Cynthia Salorio is a research scientist and pediatric neuropsychologist in both the Department of Neuropsychology and the Department of Rehabilitation at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Salorio graduated in 1992 from Johns Hopkins University with a bachelor's of arts in natural sciences/behavioral biology. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a specialization in neuropsychology from Washington University in St. Louis in 2000. Dr. Salorio also 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 serves on the professional advisory board of the Hemispherectomy Foundation and the Abilities Network/Epilepsy Foundation Chesapeake Region, and is 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, and is a founding member of the International Pediatric Rehabilitation Collaborative, as well as a US representative to the Canadian Network of Child and Youth Rehabilitation, Outcomes and Benchmarking Committee.
Dr. Salorio has a primary interest in brain-behavior relationships in children with a variety of acquired and congenital neurological disorders. Recent research has focused on predictors of cognitive and functional outcomes in children following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Dr. Salorio is currently involved with several projects investigating clinical factors (e.g., neurobiological mechanisms, secondary injury variables and rehabilitation interventions) that impact rehabilitation outcomes following TBI in children. She is also involved in studies using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) technology to examine brain activity and structure in children at different stages of recovery from TBI, and how it relates to neuropsychological status. Other research includes examining predictors of cognitive status in children with epilepsy, predictors of outcome after focal or hemispherectomy surgery for intractable epilepsy and investigating cognitive phenotypes in children with Rett Syndrome and known mutation types.