Dr. T. Andrew Zabel currently serves as the Asst. VP of Clinical Research and Quality Improvement at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Zabel oversees the collection of information designed to evaluate and improve the clinical services at Kennedy Krieger. Collaborations with other Kennedy Krieger experts include a project designed to assess patient/parent satisfaction with outpatient clinical services as well as projects designed to monitor patient and staff safety practices during COVID-19.
Dr. Zabel is board-certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a licensed psychologist in Maryland. He joined the Hopkins/Kennedy Krieger faculty in 2002. He is active in the mentoring programs at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and participates in the neuropsychological training of post-doctoral fellows. Dr. Zabel served as the clinical director of the Department of Neuropsychology from 2010 to 2019, and remains active in the development of clinical services and provision of neuropsychological assessments at Kennedy Krieger.
Dr. Zabel received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Drexel University of Philadelphia, PA in 2000. He completed his internship training as well as a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Zabel’s clinical research focuses upon the adaptive and neuropsychological functioning of individuals with congenital and acquired disorders of the brain’s white matter, with particular emphasis on persons with hydrocephalus, spina bifida, Sturge-Weber syndrome, and cerebral palsy. Recent publications have focused on the executive functioning components of medical self-care, self-management, and transition into adulthood. Dr. Zabel and his collaborators at Kennedy Krieger Institute have created a system of internet-based clinical data collection to facilitate efficient parent- and teacher-report of behavior.
Recent Research Publications
Zabel, T.A., Jacobson, L.A., Pritchard, A.E., Mahone, E.M., & Kalb, L. (2020) Pre-appointment online assessment of patient complexity: Towards a personalized model of neuropsychological assessment. Child Neuropsychology. http://doi.org/10.1080/09297049.2020.1822310.
Zabel, T.A., Rao, R., Jacobson, L., Pritchard, A., Mahone, E.M., & Kalb, L. (2020). An abbreviated WISC-5 model for identifying youth at risk for intellectual disability in a mixed clinical sample. The Clinical Neuropsychologist. http://doi.org/10.1080/13854046.2020.1797175
Shishido, Y., & Zabel, T.A. (in press). Pediatric Conditions with Hydrocephalus. In Beauchamp, Peterson, Ris, Taylor, & Yeates (Eds.), Pediatric Neuropsychology – 3rd Edition.