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Texas Medical Center

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Lynnette L. Harris, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Psychology

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Minnesota Medical School at Minneapolis Fellowship Pediatric Neuropsychology 2000
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Postgraduate Education Doctor of Philosophy 1999
University of Miami Medical School Residency Pediatric Neuropsychology 1998
University of Miami Medical School Internship Pediatric Neuropsychology 1994


Dr. Harris' research interests involve neuropsychological sequelae of chronic medical conditions. Current projects focus heavily on perinatal HIV/AIDS, such as interplay of fatigue, sleep disturbance and neurocognition; prospective memory and executive functioning; and epidemiology and neurobehavioral factors related to treatment adherence. Other projects focus on childhood cancer, includingneurocognitive phenotypes of genetic polymorphisms in long-term survivors of brain tumor and effects of oxidative stress on neurocognition in acute lymphocytic leukemia. She also has interests in quality of life associated with chronic medical conditions.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology Affiliate Member
Baylor-UT Houston Center for AIDS Research Member
Houston Neuropsychological Society Member
International Neuropsychological Society Member
Society for Pediatric Psychology Member

Selected Publications

Moore IM, Lupo PJ, Insel K, Harris LL, Pasvogel A, Koerner KM, Adkins KB, Taylor OA, & Hockenberry MJ. Neurocognitive Predictors of Academic Outcomes among Childhood Leukemia Survivors. Cancer Nurs, 2016 Jul-Aug;39(4):255-62. doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000293.

Ullrich CK, Rodday AM, Bingen K, Kupst JF, Patel SK, Syrjala K, Harris LL, Recklitis CJ, Schwartz L, Davies S, Guinan EC, Noll R, Chang G, & Parsons SK. Parent Outlook: How Parents View the Road Ahead as They Embark on Hematopoetic Stem Cell Transplant for their Child Biol Blood Marrow Transplant, 2016 Jan; 22(1): 104-111. doi:10.1016/j.bbmt.2015.08.040.

Sirois PA, Chernoff MC, Kammerer BL, Garvie PA, Harris LL, Woods SP, Yildirim C, Williams PL, Nozyce ML, Malee KM, Nichols SL, for the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study. Associations of Memory and Executive Functioning with Academic and Adaptive Functioning Among Youth with Perinatal HIV Exposure and/or Infection. J Pediatr Infect Dis Soc, 2016 Dec; 5(suppl 1): S24-S32. doi:10.1093/jpids/piw046.

May L, Schwartz D, Fruge E, Laufman L, Holm S, Kamdar K, Harris LL, Brackett J, Unal S, Tanyildiz G, Bryant R, Suzawa H, Dreyer Z, & Okcu M. Predictors of Sub-optimal Follow-up in Pediatric Cancer Survivors. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol, 2017 Apr; 39(3), e143-e149. doi:10.1097/MPH.0000000000000723.

Garvie PA, Brummel SS, Allison S, Malee K, Mellins CA, Wilkins ML, Harris LL, Patton ED, Chernoff M, Rutstein R, Paul ME, & Nichols SL, for the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study. Roles of Medication Responsibility, Executive and Adaptive Functioning in Adherence for Youth with Perinatally-acquired HIV. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 2017 Aug; 38(8), 751-757. doi:10.1097/INF.0000000000001573.

Ullrich CK, Rodday AM, Bingen KM, Kupst MJ, Patel SK, Syrjala KL, Harris LL, Recklitis CJ, Guinan EC, Chang G, Noll R, Terrin N, Tighiouart H, Phipps S, & Parson SK. Three Sides to a Story: Child, Parent and Nurse Perspectives on the Child’s Experience during Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant. Cancer. 2017; 123(16), 3159-3166. doi:10.1002/cncr.30723.

Malee K, Chernoff M, Sirois P, Williams PL, Garvie, PA, Kammerer B, Harris LL, Nozyce M, Yildirim C, Nichols SL. Impact of Perinatally Acquired HIV Disease on Longitudinal Changes in Memory and Executive Function. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 2017 Aug; 75(4), 455-464. doi:10.1097/QAI0000000000001441.

VIICTR Publications

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