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Ericka Anderson Wodka, Ph.D.
Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: (443) 923-7630
Dr. Ericka Wodka is a pediatric neuropsychologist in the Center for Autism and Related Disorders and the Department of Neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.
Dr. Wodka graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2001 with a bachelor's of science in neurobiology and physiology. She then continued her education at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, earning a master's of science in 2003 and a doctoral degree in 2006, both in clinical psychology with a concentration in clinical neuropsychology. Dr. Wodka completed her clinical internship at the Mailman Center for Child Development and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, FL, and then completed her post-doctoral residency in pediatric neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She joined Kennedy Krieger as a pediatric neuropsychologist and licensed psychologist in 2008. Dr. Wodka is active in the mentoring programs at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and participates in the neuropsychological training of externs, pre-doctoral interns and post-doctoral residents.
Dr. Wodka's broad research interest includes examining cognitive and behavioral aspects of neurodevelopmental disorders, specifically related to brain behavior relationships involving attention. Her past research projects have examined the neuropsychological functioning of children with ADHD and sickle cell disease. Dr. Wodka is currently collaborating with institute researchers on projects examining neuroanatomic correlates of motor difficulties observed in children with autism. In addition, she is developing a project examining the cognitive aspects of sensory difficulties observed in children with autism, and their relation to attention and habituation.