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E. Mark Mahone, PhD, ABPP
Vice President for Neuropsychology & Related Services
Director, Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Research Center
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Mahone@KennedyKrieger.org

Dr. Mahone is vice president for neuropsychology and related services at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also director of the Institute’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (U54 HD079123). Dr. Mahone was director of neuropsychology training at Kennedy Krieger from 1996 until 2009. A fellow of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Dr. Mahone was president of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) from 2014 until 2016. He was also on the board of directors of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN) from 2007 until 2011. Dr. Mahone is a full-time editorial board member for five journals, and is also the associate editor of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.

Dr. Mahone’s research involves understanding brain-behavior relationships in children with neurodevelopmental disorders, and the development and validation (using neurobehavioral assessment and multimodal neuroimaging) of assessment methods to better characterize neurobehavioral development. He is the principal investigator for the research grant (1R01 HD068425) “Development of ADHD in Preschool Children: Neuroimaging and Behavioral Correlates,” which uses brain mapping and neurobehavioral assessment to characterize the development of preschool children identified as being at risk for ADHD.


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Beth Slomine, PhD, ABPP
Director of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Services and Director of Training
Co-Director, Center for Brain Injury Recovery
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Slomine@KennedyKrieger.org

Director of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Services
and Director of Training
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationDirector of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Services and Director of TrainingCo-Director, Center for Brain Injury RecoveryAssociate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Slomine directs the neuropsychology training program for postdoctoral residents, predoctoral interns and doctoral externs at Kennedy Krieger Institute. In addition, she oversees neuropsychological services throughout the Rehabilitation Continuum of Care. She also directly supervises postdoctoral residents, and doctoral interns, in providing comprehensive clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology services to inpatients. She has held multiple leadership roles in national neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology organizations.

Dr. Slomine’s research focuses on neuropsychological outcomes following pediatric brain injury. She has more than 60 peer-reviewed research publications and 10 book chapters and edited a book on cognitive rehabilitation in children. She developed a measure, the Cognitive and Linguistic Scale, to track recovery following pediatric brain injury in an inpatient rehabilitation setting. She is currently a co-investigator for an NIH funded study examining subtle motor functioning and functional connectivity in mild traumatic brain injury. She has actively mentored postdoctoral residents and junior faculty in research, resulting in numerous presentations and publications.


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Cynthia Salorio, PhD, ABPP
Director of Rehabilitation Outcomes and Related Research
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Salorio@KennedyKrieger.org

Dr. Salorio provides training and supervision for postdoctoral residents across several settings, including Kennedy Krieger’s inpatient neurorehabilitation service, the outpatient neuropsychology service (epilepsy/ brain injury clinic), the multidisciplinary rehabilitation follow-up clinic, and the multidisciplinary hemispherectomy presurgical clinic.

Dr. Salorio’s research focuses on factors that impact cognitive, emotional, behavioral, functional, and quality of life outcomes in children with a variety of acquired and congenital disorders. Recent publications have examined: predictors of outcomes in children with epilepsy, neurodevelopmental outcomes after early exposure to anesthesia, neurobehavioral outcome after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and measurement of change in children participating in intensive multidisciplinary rehabilitation programs. Dr. Salorio is one of the founding members of the International Pediatric Rehabilitation Collaborative (IRPC), and currently serves on the professional advisory board of the Hemispherectomy Foundation. She is past president of the American Psychological Association, Division 22, Section 1 (pediatric rehabilitation).


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T. Andrew Zabel, PhD, ABPP
Director of Clinical Services
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

ZabelA@KennedyKrieger.org

Dr. Zabel is the clinical director of neuropsychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute, and supervises neuropsychology trainees at the doctoral, internship and residency levels as part of the Institute’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities training program (LEND; 6T73MC0019). Professional affiliations include the editorial boards of Assessment and The Clinical Neuropsychologist, as well as the professional advisory board of the Spina Bifida Association.

Dr. Zabel’s research focuses on 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 components of medical self-care, self-management and transition into adulthood. Within Kennedy Krieger, Dr. Zabel and his collaborators have instituted a system of internet-based clinical data collection to facilitate efficient parent and teacher reporting of behavior. Outside of Kennedy Krieger, Dr. Zabel and his collaborators have created the Kennedy Krieger Independence Scales-Spina Bifida Version (KKIS-SB) to measure the executive components of spina bifida-related health care. The KKIS-SB and other instruments have been accrued into a nationally available online dashboard of parent-, teacher- and self-report questionnaires to help facilitate the systematic provision of evidence-based spina bifida-related care.


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Ericka Wodka, PhD, ABPP
Neuropsychologist, Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Wodka@KennedyKrieger.org

Dr. Wodka is a primary supervisor for the postdoctoral residency in neuropsychology at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders. Her research interests include examining motor development, attention and other aspects of higher-order cognitive processes in neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly autism (ASD). She is the site principal investigator on a national study examining the genetic causes of ASD and a collaborator on an externally funded project examining motor functioning and imitation in ASD. She has also presented and published findings related to the relationship between attention and sensory functioning in ASD, as well as language outcomes for children with autism and severe language delays. Other research interests include examining differences in children with autism, with and without comorbidities (e.g., anxiety, ADHD, aggression).. .


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Lisa Jacobson, PhD, ABPP
Director of Research, Department of Neuropsychology
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Jacobson@KennedyKrieger.org

Dr. Jacobson coordinates the Oncology Clinic within the department’s outpatient specialty service and is a primary supervisor for postdoctoral residents within this clinic. Dr. Jacobson’s research interests include characterizing how the developing executive functions of children interact with their developmental contexts at home and school to influence brain development and neurobehavioral functioning.

Her research interests include disorders affecting executive function (e.g., ADHD, spina bifida, cancers and cancer treatment) and children at risk for developing executive dysfunction. She is developing clinical screening tools for identifying children with neurocognitive difficulties, which can be used as part of typical medical care visits for specific clinical populations. She also has a funded project partnering with cancer survivors, their families and other stakeholders to examin factors influencing the transition back to full-time schooling after treatment. She has collaborated on Institute projects examining response variability in children with ADHD, characteristics of attentional disorders in referred children, influences of working memory and response variability on reading fluency in ADHD, executive function in patients with spina bifida, and validation of the Kennedy Krieger Independence Scales’  spina bifida (KKIS-SB) and sickle cell (KKIS-SCD) versions.


Megan Kramer, PhD, ABPP
Neuropsychologist, Department of Neuropsychology
KramerM@KennedyKrieger.org

Dr. Kramer provides training and supervision to doctoral externs, doctoral interns and postdoctoral residents. She also provides clinical neuropsychological services to children throughout Kennedy Krieger’s Rehabilitation Continuum of Care, including the inpatient neurorehabilitation unit, Concussion Clinic and Community Rehabilitation Program. She has a clinical interest in evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation interventions. Dr. Kramer’s research interests involve measuring and predicting outcomes across the range and severity of pediatric brain injury, including characterizing the recovery trajectories and predictors of outcome in children with disorders of consciousness, as well as examining factors impacting recovery from mild traumatic brain injuries.


Danielle Ploetz, PhD
Neuropsychologist, Department of Neuropsychology and Fairmount Rehabilitation Programs
Ploetz@KennedyKrieger.org

Dr. Ploetz provides training and supervision for doctoral students and postdoctoral residents. She provides neuropsychological assessments for children and adolescents recovering from a wide range of acquired brain injuries, including concussions, moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular accidents and brain tumors. She also evaluates children with other congenital, acquired and neurodevelopmental disorders, including cerebral palsy, epilepsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries, chronic pain and ADHD. Research interests include performance and symptom validity testing in pediatric populations, as well as evaluating neuropsychological outcomes following pediatric brain injury.


Emma Cole, PhD
Neuropsychologist, Department of Neuropsychology and Kennedy Krieger School Programs
ColeEM@KennedyKrieger.org

Dr. Cole supervises the training of neuropsychology postdoctoral fellows in the Kennedy Krieger School Rotation. She oversees neuropsychology services at both the high school and lower school campuses. Dr. Cole previously provided assessments in an outpatient hospital setting. She is also a credentialed school psychologist, and has worked as a school psychologist in public school districts in Texas, Virginia and Washington state. She has expertise in special education law, the assessment of learning disabilities in children and adolescents, and the transition of students with disabilities to post-secondary settings. Her research interests include factors affecting post-secondary outcomes for students with disabilities, and the development of advocacy skills in students with disabilities.


Gwendolyn Gerner, PsyD
Neuropsychologist, Department of Neuropsychology
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

GernerG@KennedyKrieger.org

Dr. Gerner provides clinical supervision and training to postdoctoral residents in neuropsychology and clinical psychology who complete rotations in the Infant Neurodevelopmental Center and in the Department of Neuropsychology’s Infant, Toddler and pre-School Years (ITSY) Clinic. She also provides training in research to undergraduate and graduate students, residents and fellows participating in the Study of Perinatal brain injury, Recovery and OUTcome (SPROUT) Research Collaborative at Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Neurosciences Intensive Care Nursery (NICN) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Gerner’s research is focused on fetal, perinatal, and neonatal predictors of neurodevelopmental outcomes following perinatal brain injury (e.g., preterm birth, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy at term, perinatal stroke). In particular, Dr. Gerner is interested in developing specific neurobehavioral methods to use in conjunction with advanced neonatal imaging to examine how attention, executive functions and visual perceptive skills visual-spatial functions emerge from the neonatal period through early childhood following perinatal brain injury. Presently, sShe is a co-investigator on multiple funded projects including Nanomedicine-Based Therapy for Perinatal White Matter Injury and the Cerebral Palsy Multi-Site Early Detection Program through the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, as well as Adult Biomarkers in Neonatal Brain Injury and Development (1 R01 HD086058-01A1).


Alicia Cannon, PhD
Neuropsychologist, Department of Neuropsychology
CannonA@KennedyKrieger.org

Dr. Cannon provides training and supervision for doctoral externs and postdoctoral residents. She provides neuropsychological assessments for children and adolescents with a range of congenital and neurodevelopmental disorders, including neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis complex, cerebral palsy and spina bifida. Dr. Cannon also evaluates children with acquired neurological disorders, including traumatic brain injury and encephalitis. She has expertise in assessment of children with a history of cerebrovascular accidents in the context of prematurity or hematological disorders, such as sickle cell disease. Dr. Cannon provides services in the outpatient Department of Neuropsychology and in the multidisciplinary Sickle Cell Neurodevelopmental Clinic. Research interests include predicting neurocognitive risk and outcomes in children with sickle cell disease, adaptive functioning, and use of a tiered assessment approach to increase access to services and outcomes for underserved populations.


Carolyn Caldwell, PhD
Neuropsychologist, Department of Neuropsychology
CaldwellC@KennedyKrieger.org

Dr. Caldwell provides training and supervision for doctoral students and postdoctoral residents. She is the primary supervisor for postdoctoral residents in the interdisciplinary Concussion Clinic, part of the Rehabilitation Continuum of Care at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Caldwell also provides clinical neuropsychological services through the Department of Neuropsychology’s Outpatient Specialty Clinics, including Epilepsy/Brain Injury, Congenital/Genetic Disorders and ITSY. Her primary research interests include neuropsychological outcomes following pediatric brain injuries across the range of injury severity. Dr. Caldwell also has an interest in evaluating the impact of sleep following pediatric brain injury.


Shruti Rane, PhD
Neuropsychologist, Department of Neuropsychologist

Rane@KennedyKrieger.org

Dr. Rane provides training and supervision to neuropsychology doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. She provides clinical neuropsychological services to pediatric cancer survivors. Dr. Rane’s additional areas of expertise include assessment of children and adolescents diagnosed with epilepsy as well as neurodevelopmental disorders. She sees patients in the Department of Neuropsychology’s Outpatient Clinic. Dr. Rane has worked overseas as a neuropsychologist and is interested in cross-cultural neuropsychology.