Cynthia F.

Cynthia F. Salorio, Ph.D., ABPP's picture
Co-Director, Department of Neuropsychology, Clinical Neuropsychologist
Phone: 443-923-9440
Kennedy Krieger Institute

1750 E. Fairmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231
United States

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Dr. Cynthia Salorio is a board-certified neuropsychologist and research scientist, and is co-director in the Department of Neuropsychology. She is also an associate professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and associate professor of Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


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. Dr. Salorio is a licensed psychologist in Maryland and is board certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology with specialty board certification in pediatric neuropsychology.

She currently conducts research and provides clinical neuropsychological services to children with neurological conditions throughout the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Rehabilitation Continuum of Care, with a particular interest in acquired brain injury and epilepsy. She 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. 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, and other children at risk for neurocognitive difficulties. 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 brain surgery for intractable epilepsy.. Dr. Salorio is Co-Director of the Behavioral Phenotyping Core of Kennedy Krieger’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC).

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Research Publications

Sun LS, Li G, Miller TL, Salorio C, Byrne MW, Bellinger DC, Ing C, Park R, Radcliffe J, Hays SR, DiMaggio CJ, Cooper TJ, Rauh V, Maxwell LG, Youn A, McGowan FX (2016). Association Between a Single General Anesthesia Exposure Before Age 36 Months and Neurocognitive Outcomes in Later Childhood. JAMA. 315(21), 2312-20. 

Pidcock FS, Salorio CBibat G, Swain J, Scheller J, Shore W, Naidu S (2016). Functional outcomes in Rett syndrome. Brain Dev. 38(1), 76-81.

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

Kavanaugh, BC, Scarborough, VR, & Salorio, CFUse of a cumulative risk scale to predict poor intellectual and academic outcomes in childhood. Journal of Child Neurology. 2016; 31(7):831-6.

Bembea M, Felling RJ, Caprarola S, Ng D, Tekes A, Boyle K, Yiu A, Rizkalla N, Schwartz J, Everett AD, Salorio CF. Neurologic outcomes in a two-center cohort of neonatal and pediatric patients supported on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. (2019 epub ahead of print) ASAIO Journal

Other Publications

Jordan, LL & Salorio, CF. (2015). Resiliency in Children: Considerations after Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The Brain Injury Professional, 12(3): 18-21.

Salorio C, Carney J. Translating Assessment into Effective School Services for Students with Epilepsy. Journal of Pediatric Epilepsy. 2017;6:31-36.