Cynthia F. Salorio, Ph.D., ABPP

Cynthia F. Salorio, Ph.D., ABPP's picture
Director, Rehabilitation Outcomes and Related Research, Clinical Neuropsychologist

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9440
Email: salorio@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Cynthia Salorio is a neuropsychologist and research scientist in the Department of Neuropsychology and the Director of rehabilitation outcomes and related research within the Department of Rehabilitation. She is also an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and associate professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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. 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 currently serves on the professional advisory board of the Hemispherectomy Foundation and the Abilities Network/Epilepsy Foundation Chesapeake Region. She is involved in several national and international initiatives to 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, 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.

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

Other Publications:

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.

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

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

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