• Marsha Nortz Gragert, PhD

    Gragert Marsha

    Department or Service

    Department of Pediatric Medicine, Psychology



    Primary Location

    Texas Children's Hospital

    Contact Information

    6701 Fannin St.
    Suite 1630
    Houston, TX 77030
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    Phone: 832-822-3700
    Fax:  832-825-4164

    Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Psychology - Baylor College of Medicine


    University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Neuropsychology, 2000


    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Neuropsychology, 2002

    From Dr. Gragert

    Marsha Nortz Gragert, Ph.D., ABPP-Cn graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Neuroscience and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Rochester in 1994. She was awarded a doctoral degree in 2000 by Washington University in St. Louis, where she was also a recipient of The Mr. & Mrs. Spencer T. Olin Fellowship for Women.  Dr. Gragert's internship training was completed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and her postdoctoral fellowship was conducted at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    Dr. Gragert joined the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine, Section of Psychology as an Associate Professor in March 2011, transitioning from her previous position on the faculty of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center/University of Cincinnati. She now provides clinical psychology services within the Psychology Service of Texas Children's Hospital. Her clinical and research interests include neuropsychological and biopsychosocial risk assessment as well as school reintegration following pediatric brain tumor and other pediatric cancers, but she also provides clinical neuropsychological services to a broad range of medically-involved, pediatric populations. Dr. Gragert also serves as Director of the Postdoctoral Residency in Pediatric Neuropsychology and is active as a clinical supervisor and mentor for pre- and postdoctoral neuropsychology trainees.

    Professional Organizations

    • American Board of Professional Psychology
    • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
    • American Psychological Association and APA Division 40
    • International Neuropsychological Society
    • American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology
      Board Member and Oral Examiner

    Selected Publications

    Gragert, M.N. & Kahalley, L.S. (2012). Executive functions in pediatric cancer. In S.J. Hunter and E.P. Sparrow (Eds.), Executive Function and Dysfunction: Identification, Assessment and Treatment, Cambridge University Press.

    Gragert, M.N. & Ris, M.D. (2011). Neuropsychological late effects and rehabilitation following pediatric brain tumor. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine 4(1), 47-58.

    Nortz, M.J. & Ris, M.D. (2010). A case of childhood lead poisoning. In J.E. Morgan, I.S. Baron, and J.H. Ricker (Eds.), Casebook of Clinical Neuropsychology  pp. 355-363.Taylor & Francis/Psychology Press.

    Ris, M.D. & Nortz, M. (2008). Nonverbal learning disorders. In J. Morgan and J. Ricker (Eds.), Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology  pp. 346-359. Taylor & Francis, New York.

    Nortz, M.J., Hemme-Phillips, J.M., & Ris, M.D. (2007). Neuropsychological sequelae in children treated for cancer. In S. J. Hunter & J. Donders (Eds.), Pediatric Neuropsychological Intervention: A Critical Review of Science & Practice pp. 112-132. Cambridge University Press, New York.

    * Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.

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