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Pediatrics - Psychology

Houston, Texas

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Pediatrics - Psychology
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Isabella R. Iovino, Ph.D.

Isabella R. Iovino, Ph.D.Isabella R. Iovino, Ph.D.
Assist. Professor, Department of Pediatrics,
Section of Psychology &
Developmental Pediatrics/Meyer Center
Baylor College of Medicine

Contact Information
Isabella Iovino, Ph.D.
6621 Fannin St., MC: CCC #1530
Houston, TX 77030-2399
Clinic Phone (appointment requests): 832-822-1900
Office Phone: (832-822-3400)
Fax: 832-825-9065

B.S. - University of Houston – Psychology, Houston, TX

M.A. - University of Houston - Clinical Neuropsychology, Houston, TX

Ph.D. - University of Houston - Clinical Neuropsychology, Houston, TX

Internship: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

• Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists Licensed, Date of Issuance 1994

Clinical Focus
• Neuropsychological evaluation of children with neurodevelopmental and neurological disorders including Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), Prematurity, Seizure disorders, High Functioning Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Tourette syndrome, Learning Disabilities, Speech/Language disorders, etc.

Texas Children’s Hospital Developmental Pediatrics Service Website

Research Interests
• Examining the underlying neuromechanisms of pediatric neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., what is the neuromechanism responsible for the neuroanatomical and neurocognitive impairments in children born with cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Current Research and Funding
• Principal Investigators: Theresa Nicklas, DrPH. & Isabella Iovino, Ph.D. The Effects of Breakfast on Neuropsychological Functioning In Children Ages 8-10 From Low to Middle Income Families. The goal of this study is to examine neuropsychological functioning under different nutrition conditions.

• Principal Investigator: Gail Demmler. The Relationship of Hearing Loss to Maternal CMV Immune Status in Infants with Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection. Sponsored by the CDC. This study’s aim is to examine long-term physical, medical, neuropsychological outcomes in children born with CMV

Selected Publications & Presentations
• Iovino, I., Williamson, D., Griesser, C., & Demmler-Harrison, G. (2008). Neuroimaging abnormalities in Asymptomatic Congenital Cytomegalovirus (ACMV) Infection. Invited speaker for Congenital Cytomegalovirus Conference at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), November 5, Atlanta, Georgia.

• Iovino, I., Fletcher, J.M., Breitmeyer, B., & Foorman, B. (1998). Color overlays for visual perceptual deficits in children with reading disability and Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder: Are they differentially effective Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 20, 791-806.

• Ewing-Cobbs, L., Fletcher, J.M., Levin, H.S., Iovino, I., & Minor, M.E. (1998) Academic achievement and academic placement following traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents: A two-year longitudinal study. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 20 (6), 769-781.

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