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The Children's National Research Institute

Research Profile

Research Interests

  • Epilepsy
  • Functional Neuroimaging
  • Neuropsychology

Education & Training

  • Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology (2020)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, (2002-2005)
  • Internship, Clinical Neuropsychology, Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, (2001-2002)
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, (1997-2002)
  • B.S., Psychobiology, University of California Los Angeles, Westwood, CA, (1990-1994)

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

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Outside Interests

  • Wake Forest University 

Research & Publications

Awards & Funding

09/01/20-08/31/22 The Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation (Berl PI)
A Multi-site Collaborative for Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Outcomes Beyond Seizure Freedom
Role: PI

09/01/20-06/30/25 NIH (Mulkey PI)
Childhood Outcome After In Utero ZIKV Exposure
Role: Co-PI

05/01/19-04/30/22 Hess Foundation (Gaillard & Berl PI)
Transforming the Futures of Children with Epilepsy
Role: Co-PI

03/01/20-06/3021 Lambert Foundation Pilot Grant 
Data-Driven Executive Functioning Profiles Across Pediatric Disorders

12/01/18-11/30/23  NIDCD R01 DC01690201A1 (PI Newport)  
Language and Cognition After Perinatal Stroke 
Role: PI

07/01/16-05/31/21 NICHD 1U54HD090257-01 (PI Gallo)
District of Columbia Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
Role: Co-PI

07/01/16-05/31/21 NCATS 1UL1TR001876-01 (PI Guay-Woodford)
Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National
Role: Co-Investigator

07/01/16-06/30/21 NIMH 1R01MH110512-01 (Vaidya & Kenworthy PI)
Characterization of Executive Function Dimensions across Pediatric Psychiatric Disorders
Role: Co-Investigator