The Neuropsychology Department boasts a robust clinical research program, offering many opportunities for trainee involvement in research.

Faculty members in the Neuropsychology Department are engaged in research projects funded by national organizations such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and by local and national foundations. These studies engage collaborators across Kennedy Krieger, Johns Hopkins and external sites, and cover a very broad range of topics, but all are in the service of understanding and managing the neurodevelopmental conditions that affect children. These ongoing projects often represent rich research opportunities for trainees.

In addition, faculty and staff members in the Neuropsychology Department participate in clinical research and quality improvement projects that make use of the department’s extensive clinical database, which houses neuropsychological test scores, demographic data and other clinical information on tens of thousands of our pediatric patients. Trainees frequently are involved in projects that make use of these data, often presenting their findings at conferences or in the form of manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. See the Department Publications list for examples of publications by recent trainees.

In addition to these opportunities to be involved in specific research projects, the department hosts a weekly Journal Club in which faculty members, staff members and trainees discuss a preselected journal article’s content and methodological merits.

Recent Publications:

2019 to Present:

Peer-reviewed Articles:

(Supervising faculty in bold italics, residents in bold)

Gornik, A. E., Northrup, R. A., Kalb, L. G., Jacobson, L. A., Lieb, R., Peterson, R. K., Wexler, D., Ludwig, N., Ng, R., & Pritchard, A. E. (in press). To confirm your appointment, please press one: Examining demographic and health system interface factors that predict missed appointments in a pediatric outpatient neuropsychology clinic. The Clinical Neuropsychologist. DOI: 10.1080/13854046.2023.2219421

Kalb, L., Lieb, R., Ludwig, N., Peterson, R., Pritchard, A. E., Ng, R., Wexler, D., & Jacobson, L. A. (in press). Association between neighborhood deprivation and child cognition in clinically referred youth. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Wexler, D., Salgado, R., Gornik, A., Peterson, R., & Pritchard, A. E. (2022). What's race got to do with it?: Informant rating discrepancies in neuropsychological evaluations for children with ADHD. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 36(2), 264-286. DOI: 10.1080/13854046.2021.1944671

Wexler, D., Pritchard, A. E., & Ludwig, N. (2022) Characterizing and comparing adaptive and academic functioning in children with low average and below average intellectual abilities. The Clinical Neuropsychologist. DOI: 10.1080/13854046.2022.2096484

Zabel, A., Jones, E., Peterson, R., Comi-Morog, N., Milla, K., Pritchard, A. E., & Jacobson, L. A. (2022) Improved parent self-efficacy following pediatric evaluation: Evidence for value of a telemedicine approach in neuropsychology. The Clinical Neuropsychologist. DOI: 10.1080/13854046.2022.2094835

Hamner, T., Salorio, C., Kalb, L., & Jacobson, L. A. (2021). Equivalency of in-person versus remote assessment: WISC-V and KTEA-3 performance in clinically referred children and adolescents. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. Epub ahead of print.

von Buttlar, A.M., Zabel, T. A., Pritchard, A. E., & Cannon, A. D. (2021). Concordance of the Adaptive  Behavior Assessment System, second and third editions. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 65(3) 283-295. DOI: 10.1111/jir.12810.

Hewitt, K. C., Rodgin, S., Loring, D. W., Pritchard, A. E., & Jacobson, L. A. (2020). Transitioning to telehealth neuropsychology service: Considerations across adult and pediatric care settings. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1080/13854046.2020.1811891. PMID: 32842849

Pritchard, A. E., Sweeney, K., Salorio, C. F., & Jacobson, L. A. (2020). Pediatric neuropsychological evaluation via telehealth: Novel models of care. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 34(7-8), 1367-1379. DOI: 10.1080/13854046.2020.1806359

Shishido, Y.Mahone, E. M., & Jacobson, L. A. (2020). Investigation of the clinical utility of the BRIEF2 in youth with and without intellectual disability. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1355617720000636. PMID: 32641198

Zabel, T. A., Rao, R., Jacobson, L. A.Pritchard, A. E.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, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1080/13854046.2020.1797175

Pritchard, A. E., Holingue, C., Zabel, T. A., Jacobson, L. A., Jones, E., & Kalb, L. (2020). Caregiver Perspectives on Informed Consent for a Pediatric Learning Healthcare System Model of Care. AJOB Empirical Bioethics, 12(2), 92-100. DOI: 10.1080/23294515.2020.1836066

Koriakin, T. A., McCurdy, M. D., Pritchard, A. E., Zabel, T. A., & Jacobson, L. A. (2019) Screening for Learning Difficulty Using Teacher Ratings on the Colorado Learning Difficulties Questionnaire. Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 24(1). doi:10.18666/LDMJ-2019-V24-I1-9355

Abstracts and Presentations:

(Supervising faculty in bold italics, residents in bold)

Wexler, D. A., Ludwig, N. N., & Pritchard, A. E. More alike than different: Comparing children with low average intellectual abilities to their lower functioning peers. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 2021.

Shishido, Y.Mahone, E. M., & Jacobson, L. A. (February 2020). Do children with and without Intellectual Disability (ID) differ in executive behavior? Investigation of the clinical utility of the BRIEF2 in children with ID. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) meeting, Denver, CO.