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Pediatrics - Psychology

Houston, Texas

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Marsha N. Gragert, Ph.D., ABPP-Cn

Marsha N. Gragert, Ph.D., ABPP-Cn Marsha N. Gragert, Ph.D., ABPP-Cn
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Psychology
Baylor College of Medicine


Contact Information
Marsha N. Gragert, Ph.D., ABPP-Cn
6701 Fannin St., CC1630.00
Houston, TX 77030-2399
mngrager@texaschildrens.org
Clinic Phone (appointment requests): 832-822-1900
Office Phone: 832-822-1668
Fax: 832-825-4164

Credentials
B.A. and B.S.: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Ph.D.: Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Internship: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Certification(s):
• Licensed Psychologist, Ohio State Board of Psychology, 2002 - present

• Provisionally Licensed Psychologist, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, 2011 - present

• Board Certification in Clinical Neuropsychology, American Board of Professional Psychology, 2008 - present

• Certification, Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, 2002-present

Clinical Focus
• Neuropsychological assessment, with primary focus in pediatric oncology; Director, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers’ Student STEPS Program (Support for Transitions in Educational Programming and Services)

Texas Children’s Hospital Psychology Service Website

Research Interests
• Neuropsychological and educational outcomes following pediatric cancers

Current Research and Funding
• Principal Investigator, Development of a School Intervention Program for Survivors of Pediatric Brain Tumors, The Ready or Not Foundation. Program development funds for the creation of a school re-entry and intervention program for survivors of pediatric brain tumors. Funding amount: $20,000 (2011 – present)

• Principal Investigator, School Reintegration Program for Children with Pediatric Cancers, The Jeff Gordon Foundation. This project aims to manualize a school reintegration program for children with pediatric cancers and collect pilot, outcome data regarding program efficacy. Funding amount: $15,000 (2011)

• Principal Investigator, School Reintegration Program for Children with Brain Tumors, Jack J. Smith Jr. Charitable Trust. This project aims to manualize a school reintegration program for children with brain tumors and collect pilot, outcome data regarding program efficacy. Funding amount: $50,000 (2009-2011)

Special Interests
• Director, Postdoctoral Residency in Pediatric Neuropsychology

Selected Publications
• Gragert, M.N. & Ris, M.D. (2011). Neuropsychological late effects and rehabilitation following pediatric brain tumor. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 4(1), 47-58.

• Nortz, M.J. & Ris, M.D. (2010). A case of childhood lead poisoning. In J.E. Morgan, I.S. Baron, and J.H. Ricker (Eds.), Casebook of Clinical Neuropsychology, pp. 355-363.Taylor & Francis/Psychology Press.

• Ris, M.D. & Nortz, M. (2008). Nonverbal learning disorders. In J. Morgan and J. Ricker (Eds.), Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology, pp. 346-359. Taylor & Francis, New York.

• Nortz, M.J., Hemme-Phillips, J.M., & Ris, M.D. (2007). Neuropsychological sequelae in children treated for cancer. In S. J. Hunter & J. Donders (Eds.), Pediatric Neuropsychological Intervention: A Critical Review of Science & Practice, pp. 112-132. Cambridge University Press, New York.

• Ammerman, R.T., Nortz, M.J., Ris, M.D., Walz, N.C., & Oppenheimer, S.G (2007). Psychological functioning in children and adolescents with spina bifida. In S.G. Oppenheimer (Ed.), Neural Tube Defects, pp. 61-78. Marcel Dekker, New York.

Professional Organizations
• The American Board of Professional Psychology
• The American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
• American Psychological Association,
• APA Division 40, Clinical Neuropsychology
• International Neuropsychological Society
• National Academy of Neuropsychology (2000-2009)
• Ohio Psychological Association
• National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
• Children’s Oncology Group

Awards and Honors
2011 Certification, Intermediate Improvement Science Series (Intensive, 6 month course in leadership of quality improvement initiatives in health care)
2009 Honorable Mention, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center CARES Award
2008 Nominee, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Family-Centered Care Award

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