Keri Shiels

Keri Shiels Rosch, PhD
Psychologist, Center for Neurodevelopmental and Imaging Research
Phone: 443-923-9465
Kennedy Krieger Institute

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Dr. Keri Shiels Rosch is a psychologist in the Center for Neurodevelopmental and Imaging Research and the Department of Neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She also holds an appointment as an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Dr. Rosch obtained a BA and MA in Psychology and a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. She completed her clinical internship in Child Clinical Psychology at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, with a primary placement at the Center for ADHD. Dr. Rosch joined the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2011 as a post-doctoral fellow conducting research at the Laboratory for Neurocognitive and Imaging Research and obtaining additional clinical training in the Department of Neuropsychology Executive Function Clinic. After completing her post-doctoral training, Dr. Rosch became a member of the faculty at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in the Center for Neurodevelopmental and Imaging Research and the Department of Neuropsychology.


Dr. Rosch’s broad research interests include examining the interaction of cognition and motivation essential to behavioral control in typical development and implicated in the pathophysiology of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other disorders of impulse control. Specifically, her research has focused on behavioral measures of response to reward and the impact of reward on cognition. Dr. Rosch also incorporates physiological and neuroimaging methods to study the interaction of cognitive and motivational processes at a neurobiological level.

As part of her NIMH funded Career Development Award (K23 MH101322-02 Delay Discounting in Children with ADHD: Neuroimaging and Behavioral Correlates), Dr. Rosch examined the neural correlates of delay discounting, or a preference for smaller, immediate rewards over larger, delayed rewards, among children with ADHD. Since completing this study, her research has focused on ADHD-related sex differences in cognition and motivation as well as differences in these processes across development and in relation to functional outcomes in adolescence. She is also collaborating with researchers at the institute on studies the effort valuation and risky decision-making in adolescents with ADHD, sex differences in developmental trajectories of cognitive, motor, and emotional symptoms and associated brain structure and function from childhood into adolescence among youth with ADHD, the mechanisms of response inhibition among children with ADHD using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), frustrative non-reward in children with ADHD, and the neurobehavioral correlates of ADHD and obesity. 

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Shiels Rosch K, Dirlikov B, Mostofsky SH (2013). Increased intrasubject variability in boys with ADHD across tests of motor and cognitive control. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 41(3), 485-95.

Hawk LW Jr, Fosco WD, Colder CR, Waxmonsky JG, Pelham WE Jr, Rosch KS. How do stimulant treatments for ADHD work? Evidence for mediation by improved cognition. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2018 Dec;59(12):1271-1281. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12917. Epub 2018 May 7. PMID: 29733106.

Rosch KS, Hawk LW Jr. The effects of performance-based rewards on neurophysiological correlates of stimulus, error, and feedback processing in children with ADHD. Psychophysiology. 2013 Nov;50(11):1157-73. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12127. Epub 2013 Aug 29. PMID: 24033316; PMCID: PMC3807761.

Rosch KS, Mostofsky SH. Increased Delay Discounting on a Novel Real-Time Task among Girls, but not Boys, with ADHD. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2016 Jan;22(1):12-23. doi: 10.1017/S1355617715001071. Epub 2015 Nov 9. PMID: 26549118; PMCID: PMC4780317.

Rosch KS, Mostofsky SH, Nebel MB. ADHD-related sex differences in fronto-subcortical intrinsic functional connectivity and associations with delay discounting. J Neurodev Disord. 2018 Dec 13;10(1):34. doi: 10.1186/s11689-018-9254-9. PMID: 30541434; PMCID: PMC6292003.