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Texas Medical Center

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Autism Center - Texas Children's Hospital
8080 North Stadium Drive, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77054

Leandra N. Berry, PhD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist; Associate Director of Clinical Services for the Autism Center

Assistant Professor, Section of Psychology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Fellowship Pediatric Neuropsychology/Auti 2011
Texas Children's Hospital Internship Pediatric Neuropsychology 2009
University of Connecticut PhD Doctor of Philosophy 2009
Southern Methodist University University Master of Arts 2003


Dr. Berry is currently an Assistant Professor in the Section of Psychology within the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). She is also a licensed psychologist and the Associate Director of Clinical Services for the Autism Center at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH). Dr. Berry provides clinical assessments to patients in the Autism Center and conducts evaluations for ASD phenotyping studies. Dr. Berry obtained her bachelor's degree in psychology from Texas Lutheran University in 2000 and her master's degree in clinical psychology from Southern Methodist University in 2003. In 2009, she obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut following completion of her clinical internship at Texas Children's Hospital. During her doctoral training, Dr. Berry served as a research assistant on a project investigating the M-CHAT as a screening measure for ASD in toddlers under the supervision of Deborah Fein, PhD. Dr. Berry completed a two-year specialized fellowship in autism and neuropsychology at the Center for Autism Research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) under the mentorship of Robert Schultz, PhD and Judith Miller, PhD. Before joining the BCM faculty in April 2012, Dr. Berry worked as a pediatric neuropsychologist and scientist at CHOP's Center for Autism Research, where she was involved in several multi-site ASD research projects, including the Infant Brain Imaging Study and the Autism Treatment Network. Dr. Berry's research interests include early identification and diagnosis of ASD, comorbid conditions such as anxiety, evidence-based interventions, and factors associated with positive treatment outcomes.


Organization Name Role
American Psychological Associate Member
International Neuropsychological Society Member
International Society for Autism Research Member

Selected Publications

Miller, J.S., Pandey, J., & Berry, L.N. (2014). Pediatric screening of autism spectrum disorders. In V.B. Patel, V. R. Preedy & C. R. Martin (Eds.), The Comprehensive Guide to Autism. New York: Springer.

Kerns, C.M., Kendall, P.C., Berry, L., Souders, M.C., Franklin, M.E., Schultz, R.T., Miller, J., & Herrington, J. (November 2014). Traditional and atypical presentations of anxiety in youth with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 44, 2851-2861.

Hanson, E., Bernier, R., Porche, K., Jackson, F.I., Goin-Kochel, R.P., Green Snyder, L., Snow, A.V., Wallace, A.S., Campe, K.L., Zhang, Y., Chen, Q., D’Angelo, D., Moreno-De-Luce, A., Orr, P.T., Boomer, K.B., Evans, D.W., Kanne, S., Berry, L., Miller, F.K., Olson, J., Martin, C.L., Ledbetter, D.H., Spiro, J.E., Chung, W.K., Simons VIP Consortium. (May 2015). The cognitive and behavioral phenotype of the 16p11.2 deletion. Biological Psychiatry 77, 785-793.

Bernier, R., Steinman, K., Reilly, B., Stevens Wallace, A., Sherr, E., Pojman, N., Mefford, H., Gerdts, J., Earl, R., Hanson, E., Goin-Kochel, R., Berry, L., Kanne, S., Green Snyder, L., Spence, S., Ramocki, M., Evans, D., Spiro, J., Martin, C., Ledbetter, D., Chung, W. on behalf of the Simons VIP Consortium. (June 2015). Clinical phenotype of the recurrent 1q21.1 copy-number variant. Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics.

Kerns, C.M., Maddox, B., Berry, L., Rump, K., Kendall, P.C., Schultz, R.T., Souders, M., Bennett, A., Herrington, J., Miller, J. (November 2015). Brief measures of anxiety in non-treatment seeking youth with autism spectrum disorders. Autism 19, 969-79.

Monteiro, S.A., Spinks-Franklin, A., Treadwell-Deering, D., Berry, L., Sellers-Vinson, S., Smith, E., Proud, M., Voigt, R.G. (December 2015). Prevalence of autism spectrum disorder in children referred for diagnostic autism evaluation. Clinical Pediatrics 54, 1322-7.

Monteiro, S.A., Dempsey, J., Broton, S., Berry, L., Goin-Kochel, R., Voigt, R.G. (January 2016). Early intervention before autism diagnosis in children referred to a regional autism clinic. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 37, 15-9.

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