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Phone: 832-822-3700
Fax: 832-825-4164


6701 Fannin Street
Suite 1630
Houston, TX 77030

David Daniel Schwartz, PhD

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


School Education Degree Year
Texas Children's Hospital Fellowship Pediatric Neuropsychology 2006
Alfred I. DuPont Institute Internship Pediatric Psychology 2004
University of Delaware PhD Doctor of Philosophy 2004


Dr. Schwartz's main clinical and training interests are: neuropsychological assessment of children with chronic illness (e.g., type 1 diabetes, congenital heart conditions), and cognitive and psychosocial risk screening (including use of predictive analytics) to identify patients at risk for problematic medical adherence and deleterious health outcomes. His research is closely tied to his clinical work and is focused on 1) the relationship between neurocognitive and executive functioning and medical adherence (including illness-related risk-taking), 2) prediction of risk for complications of chronic illness (e.g., diabetic ketoacidosis), and 3) neurocognitive outcomes of chronic illness (e.g., chronic kidney disease, urea cycle disorders, and different rare genetic syndromes).


Organization Name Role
Academy of Distinguished Educators, Baylor College of Medicine Medication Adherence Task Group
American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology Fellow
APA Division 40, Clinical Neuropsychology Member
APA Division 54, Society of Pediatric Psychology Member
Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology (APA Journal) Editorial Board

Selected Publications

Schwartz DD, Axelrad MA. Healthcare partnerships for promoting pediatric adherence: promoting collaborative management for pediatric chronic illness care. SpringerBriefs in Child Health. Houston, Texas: Springer (In press).

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