M. Douglas Ris, PhD
- Texas Medical Center
Chief, Psychology Service
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Psychology, Baylor College of Medicine
|Wayne State University||postgraduate education||Doctor of Philosophy||1982|
|Michigan State University College of Human Medicine||internship||Clinical Psychology||1982|
|Henry Ford Health System||internship||Clinical Neuropsychology||1981|
|Michigan State University||university||Bachelor of Science|
|Texas A&M University||university||Master of Science|
As a Pediatric Neuropsychologist, I am interested in the complex cognitive, behavioral, and socioemotional effects of developmental and acquired brain abnormalities/injuries. Such information acquired through formal evaluation can be useful in diagnosing brain injury or dysfunction, tracking a progressive or resolving clinical course, understanding the functional consequences, and recommending interventions through school or otherwise to address these deficits. In making such recommendations, it is equally important to consider how relative neuropsychological strengths/assets can be used to promote development.
I am actively involved in research sponsored by the National Institutes of Health focusing on the neurodevelopment of children who have been treated for brain tumors. My previous grant funded research addressed other kinds of injuries and developmental disorders, including spina bifida, sickle cell disease, traumatic brain injury, systemic lupus erythematosus, non-verbal learning disability, neurotoxic effects of lead, and phenyketonuria.
Dr. Ris is board certified by the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN) of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).
|American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN)||Member|
|American Psychological Association (APA)||Fellow|
|Children's Oncology Group (COG)||Member, Behavioral Science Committee|
|Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology), APA||Member|
|International Neuropsychological Society||Member|