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Johanna Penny Glass, PhD

The Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine


Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Program
Director, Child Development Program
Down Syndrome Clinic
Neurodevelopmental Clinic

Children’s Research Institute (CRI)
Center for Neuroscience Research
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National Provider Identifier1447331293

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Penny (Johanna) Glass, PhD is a developmental psychologist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She is Director of the Child Development Program at Children's National and, along with a staff of developmental and clinical psychologists, provides comprehensive developmental evaluations for children from birth up to 4 years, some of whom have complex medical conditions (such as cardiac disease, neurofibromatosis, sickle cell anemia), neurologic disorders, or genetic syndromes. Presenting problems may include delays in cognitive, social/language , motor skills, and attention problems; high risk for delay due to birth-related complications or chronic diseases; common behavioral problems such as feeding, sleep, and temper tantrums or self-regulation; and atypical or uncommon patterns of development.

Dr Glass, PhD, is a renowned expert in infant and child development, and recognized for her research on early biological and environmental insults to the developing brain. She has received major grant funding from NIH, published in peer reviewed journals, and presented at national and international meetings. The Child Development Program is part of the Developmental Pediatrics rotation for all Children's National pediatric residents, and also serves as a training site for Fellows in Neonatology, Neurology, Physical Medicine, and Psychiatry, in addition to Postdoctoral Fellows in Child Development, Psychology Interns, and graduate students.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Auburn University Master of Arts AB 1970 -1971
Medical School George Washington University Washington, DCDoctor of Philosophy 1980 -1985
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Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberAmerican Psychological Association
MemberSociety for Research in Child Development
MemberInternational Society on Infancy Studies
MemberExtracorporeal Life Support OrganizationProtocol Committee
Book Chapter, Glass, P. (2005), The Vulnerable Neonate and the Neonatal Intensive Care Environment, In Glass, P., Neonatology: Pathophysiology and Management of the Newborn.

Book Chapter, Glass, P. & Brown, J. (2005), Outcome and Follow-up of Neonates Treated with ECMO, In Glass, P. & Brown, J., Extracorporeal Life Support.

Journal Article, Glass, P. (2002), Development of the Visual System and the Implications for Early Intervention, Infant and Young Child, 15, 1-10.

Journal Article, Rais-Bahrami, K., Wagner, A.E., Coffman, C.E., Glass, P., Short, B.L, (2001), Neurodevelopmental Outcome in ECMO vs Near-Miss ECMO Patients at 5 Years of Age, Clinical Pediatrics, 39, 145-152.

Journal Article, Glass, P., Vezina, G., Lindsay, B., Coffman, C. (2001), Traumatic Brain Injury Prior to One Year of Age, Pediatric Research, 49, 4, 90-90.

Book Chapter, Glass, P. (2001), Your Baby was Born Prematurely, In Glass, P., When Your Child Has a Disability: the Complete Sourcebook of Daily and Medical Care, Paul H Brookes.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Wallace, G.L., Kenworthy, L., Glass, P., Coffman, C. (2000), Long-Term Follow-Up of Neonates Treated with EMCO: Neuropsychological Status, Poster session presented at the 108th Annual American Psychological Association Meeting

Journal Article, Glass, P., Bulas, D.I., Wagner, A.E., Rajasingham, S.R., Civitello, L.A., Coffman, C.E. (1998), Pattern of Neuropsychological Deficit at Age Five Years Following Neonatal Unilateral Brain Injury, Brain and Language, 63, 346-356.

Journal Article, Conry, J., Coffman, C., Glass, P. (1997), Incidence of Epilepsy @ 5 Years of Age in Neonates Treated with ECMO, Epilepsia, 38, 3, 232-232.

Book Chapter, Glass, P. & Blinkoff, R. (1996), Overview of Developmental Issues, In Glass, P. & Blinkoff, R., Home Care for the High-Risk Infant: A Family-Centered Approach, 285-292, Aspen.

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Johanna Penny Glass, PhD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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