The Neuropsychology Research Lab operates as a division of the Department of Neuropsychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute.
The research lab is dedicated to clinical research in the science of brain-behavior relationships. In addition to supporting clinically-based research projects within the Department of Neuropsychology, the lab offers contractual psychological and neuropsychological research services to investigators elsewhere within the Institute and within the Johns Hopkins community.
Supporting Research Within the Department of Neuropsychology:
The primary function of Neuropsychology Research Lab is to promote and support clinical research within the Department of Neuropsychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Central to this goal is the maintenance of the clinical neuropsychology database which captures clinical assessment data generated by the department's staff of more than 20 licensed psychologists who complete over 3,000 intake evaluations and 1,500 full assessments each year. Investigators can use this database to explore a wide variety of clinically-relevant questions, including development and validation of psychological measurement instruments and diagnostic issues among clinical populations of interest.
The Neuropsychology Research Lab offers several additional research services to investigators within the Kennedy Krieger and Johns Hopkins communities:
- Consultation regarding research protocol development
- Assistance with grant and IRB submissions
- Consultation regarding management and interpretation of neuropsychological data
- Assistance with preparation of psychological and neuropsychological assessment results for manuscript submission
Contractual Research Services:
In addition, the Neuropsychology Research Lab offers psychological and neuropsychological testing (data collection) services to funded investigators within the Kennedy Krieger and Johns Hopkins communities. Neuropsychological assessments represent non-invasive means of measuring functional development of the nervous system and can be useful alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic methods (e.g., neuroimaging, electrophysiology, genetics, movement analysis).