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Pediatrics - Psychology

Houston, Texas

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Pediatrics - Psychology
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M. Douglas Ris, Ph.D.

M. Douglas Ris, Ph.D.M. Douglas Ris, Ph.D.
Head, Section of Psychology
Professor of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine

Contact Information
M. Douglas Ris, Ph.D.
Texas Children's Hospital
6701 Fannin St., CC1630
Houston, TX 77030-2399
Clinic Phone (appointment requests): 832-822-1900
Office Phone: 832-822-3700
Fax: 832-825-4164

B.S. Michigan State University, East Lansing MI

M.S. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Ph.D. Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Internship: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

Fellowship: Michigan State University

• Licensed Psychologist, Texas State Board of Examiners, issued 1/29/2010

• Board Certified, American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology, American Board of Professional Psychology

Clinical Focus
• Neuropsychological evaluations of children with a variety of conditions affecting the central nervous system.

Texas Children’s Hospital Psychology Service Website

Research Interests
• Neuropsychological sequelae of pediatric brain tumors

Current Research and Funding
February 2009 – January 2014 Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health—National Cancer Institute (R01 CA132899-01). “Adult Neurobehavioral Late Effects of Pediatric Low Grade Brain Tumors.”

March 2005 – February 2012 Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health – National Cancer Institute (R01 CA112182). “Neurobehavioral Late-Effects in Pediatric Brain Tumors.”

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

• Beebe, D.W, Ris, M.D., Kramer, M. Long, E., & Amin, R. The association between sleep-disordered breathing, academic grades, and neurobehavioral functioning among overweight subjects during middle to late childhood. Sleep (2010). Sleep, 33, 1447-1456.

• Ris, M.D. & Beebe, D.W. Neurodevelopmental outcomes of children with low grade gliomas (LGG) (2008). Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 14, 196-202.

• Ris, M.D., Beebe, D.W., Armstrong, D., Fontanesi, J., Mulhern, R., Holmes, E., & Wisoff, J. (2008) Cognitive and adaptive outcome in extracerebellar low grade brain tumors in children from a National Collaborative Study (CCG 9891/POG 9130), Journal of Clinical Oncology, 26, 4765-4770.

• Wright, J.P., Dietrich, K.N., Ris, M.D., Wessel, S.D., & Hornung, R. (2008) Lead exposure and adult criminal behavior in two generations. Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine, 5, 0732-0739.

Professional Organizations
• American Psychological Association (APA)
• Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology), APA
• American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
• International Neuropsychological Society

Awards and Honors
• Fellow, Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) of the American Psychological Association

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