Carol L. Armstrong, PhD, ABPN

Carol L. Armstrong, PhD, is a pediatric neuropsychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of the Neuropsychology Lab and Neuro-Oncology Program at CHOP.

Areas of Expertise: Diseases of the brain's white matter, neuro-oncology, memory, normal aging
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training


    Western Reserve Psychiatric Habilitation Center
    Ohio Industrial Com., Rehab. Div.

    Graduate Degree

    The Wright Institute, Berkeley, California

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Director of Neuropsychology Lab, Neuro-Oncology Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Research Interests

    Cognitive neuroscience (cognitive outcomes, neuroimaging).

  • Publications


    Armstrong CL. Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology: Applications of Cognitive Neuroscience. In: Armstrong CL, Morrow L, editors. New York: Springer; 2010.

    Armstrong, CL, Schmus, CJ, Belasco, JB. Neuropsychological Problems in Neuro-Oncology. In: Armstrong CL, editor. Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology: Applications of Cognitive Neuroscience. New York: Springer; 2010.

    Armstrong, CL, Cunningham, J. Functional and Developmental Effects of Environmental CO Toxicity in Children. In Penney D, editor. Carbon Monoxide Toxicity. CRC Press; 2007.

    Armstrong, CL. The Neuropsychology of Treatments for Individuals with Brain Tumors. In: Zillmer EA, Spiers MV, editors. Principles of Neuropsychology. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning; 2001.

    Armstrong, CL, Hayes, KM, Martin, R. Neurocognitive Problems in Attention Deficit Disorder: Alternative Concepts and Evidence for Impairment in Inhibition of Selective Attention. In: Wasserstein J, Wolf LE, LeFever FF, editors. Adult Attention Deficit Disorder: Brain Mechanisms and Life Outcomes. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. New York: New York Academy of Sciences; 2001. Vol. 931, p. 196-215.


    Moitra E, Armstrong CL. Tumor locus moderates anxiety symptoms in a pediatric neuro-oncologic sample. Child Neuropsychol. 2009 Jan 28:1-11. [Epub ahead of print]. Read Abstract»

    Correa DD, Maron L, Harder H, Klein M, Armstrong CL, Calabrese P, Bromberg JE, Abrey LE, Batchelor TT, Schiff D. Cognitive functions in primary central nervous system lymphoma: literature review and assessment guidelines. Ann Oncol. 2007 Jul;18(7):1145-51. Epub 2007 Feb 6. Read Abstract»

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial Consultant, Journal of the International Neuropsychology Society
    Editorial Consultant, Journal of Rheumatology
    Editorial Consultant, Journal of Neuro-Oncology
    Editorial Consultant, Journal of Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Neurology
    Editorial Consultant, Journal of Neuropsychology, Pediatric Psychology, Perceptual and Motor Skills