Marni Elyse Axelrad, PhD

Department or Service



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

Contact Information

6701 Fannin
Suite 1630
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Psychology

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children fellowship Pediatric Health Psychology 2004
State University of New York at Binghamton internship Pediatric Health Psychology 2003
State University of New York at Binghamton postgraduate education Doctor of Philosophy 2003


Dr. Axelrad's research and clinical interests primarily center on treatment of disruptive behaviors in preschoolers. She coordinates a research study examining the short- and long-term effectiveness of a brief parenting intervention on reducing problem behaviors across settings. Dr. Axelrad also conducts research related to disorders of sexual differentiation, Type 1 diabetes, and Costello syndrome.

Clinically, Dr. Axelrad evaluates and treats disruptive behavior disorders, generally in young children. She also supervises the Brief Behavioral Intervention, a Parent Management Training clinical intervention program for preschool aged children with disruptive behavior disorders.


Organization Name Role
American Board of Professional Psychology Member
American Psychological Association Member
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Member
Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Member, Division 53
Society of Pediatric Psychology Member, Division 54

Selected Publications

Chapman SG, Treble A, Axelrad ME. Treatment of Preschool Depression with Parent Management Training - A Case Study. Journal of Depression and Anxiety 2015; 4(1).