David Daniel Schwartz, PhD

Department or Service



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

Contact Information

6701 Fannin
Suite 1630
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Psychology

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Texas Children's Hospital fellowship Pediatric Neuropsychology 2006
University of Delaware postgraduate education Doctor of Philosophy 2004
Alfred I. DuPont Institute internship Pediatric Psychology 2004


Dr. Schwartz's main clinical and training interests are: neuropsychological assessment of children with chronic illness, psychosocial screening of children with newly diagnosed chronic illness, and interventions to prevent or reduce medical nonadherence. His research is closely tied to his clinical work. His research is focused on 1) the relationship between neurocognitive functioning, chronic illness, and adherence to medical treatments, 2) screening and prevention of nonadherence-related complications of chronic illness, and 3) neurocognitive outcomes of chronic illness. He has a number of ongoing studies related to a new-onset Type 1 diabetes screening program; cognitive and neurodevelopmental outcomes in adult survivors of congenital heart disease; and neurodevelopmental outcomes of children with different genetic syndromes (e.g., Costello syndrome; DK Phocomelia/Von Voss Cherstvoy syndrome).


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).