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Education & Training

  • Residency, Clinical Psychology, 2009
    Children's National Medical Center
  • PSYD, 2007
    Loyola University Maryland
  • Internship, Psychology, Clinical Child & Adolescent, 2007
    Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine
  • BS
    James Madison University

National Provider ID: 1659504033


Christopher Vaughan, Psy.D., is a pediatric neuropsychologist and a member of the Division of Neuropsychology at Children's National Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine. Vaughan is a member of the Safe Concussion Outcome Recovery and Education (SCORE) Program, where he evaluates and treats children and adolescents with sports and non-sports related concussions. He is actively involved in research and is the principle investigator on a project using advanced neuroimaging techniques to better understand the neurobiological correlates of concussions. 

Vaughan has presented his research at national and international conferences, is a co-author on several book chapters, and has published multiple research articles in scholarly journals. He is co-author of Multimodal Assessment of Cognition & Symptoms (MACS), a neuropsychological test developed for measuring cognitive and symptom sequelae following concussion. Vaughan is also a charter member of the Sports Neuropsychology Society (SNS) and is the society's current Secretary. He serves as a co-consultant to the NHL's concussion program.

Research & Publications

Assessment of Processing Speed in Children with Mild TBI: A “First Look” at the Validity of Pediatric ImPACT

(2013) The Clinical Neuropsychologist

Computerized assessment of cognitive late effects among adolescent brain tumor survivors

(2013) Journal of Neuro-Oncology

Developmental Considerations in Pediatric Concussion Evaluation and Management

(2012) Handbook of Pediatric Concussions

Independent Neuropsychological Evaluation of Children with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

(2012) Pediatric forensic neuropsychology

School and the Concussed Youth: Recommendations for Concussion Education and Management

(2011) Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Clinics of North