Education and Training


Pediatric Psychology - Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD


Pediatric Neuropsychology - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Board Certification

Clinical Neuropsychology – American Board of Professional Psychology
Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychology – American Board of Professional Psychology

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Biological Basis of Behavior and Psychology - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Degree

PhD in Clinical and Health Psychology - MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA
MA in Clinical and Health Psychology - MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Director, Psychology Fellowship and Externship Training

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Taralee Hamner, Evelyn Shih, Rebecca Ichord & Lauren Krivitzky: Children with perinatal stroke are at increased risk for autism spectrum disorder: Prevalence and cooccurring conditions within a clinically followedsample. The Clinical Neuropsychologist  July 2021.


Krivitzky, L., Bosenbark, D.D., Ichord, R., Jastrzab, L., & Billinghurst, L: Brief report: Relationship between performance testing and parent report of attention and executive functioning profiles in children following perinatal arterial ischemic stroke. Child Neuropsychology 25(8): 1116-1124, March  2019.


Bosenbark, D.D., Krivitzky, L., Ichord, R., Jastrzab, L., Billinghurst, L.: Attention and executive functioning profiles in children following perinatal arterial ischemic stroke. Child Neuropsychology 24(1): 106-123, Jan 2018.

Whitaker, A.M., Thomas, N.H., Krivitzky, L.S., Ficicioglu, C.H.: Neuropsychological implications of Cobalamin C (CblC) disease in Hispanic children detected through newborn screening. Applied Neuropsychology-Child 7(2): 143-149, Apr-Jun 2018.


Bosenbark, D.D., Krivitzky, L., Ichord, R., Vossough, A., Bhatia, A., Jastrzab, L.E., Billinghurst, L.: Clinical predictors of attention and executive functioning outcomes in children after perinatal arterial ischemic stroke. Pediatric Neurology 69: 79-86, Apr 2017.


Shay, N., Yeates, N.S., Yeates, K.O., Wlaz, N.C., Stancin, T., Taylor, H.G., Beebe, D.W., Caldwell, C.T., Krivitzky, L., Cassedy, A., Wade, S.L.: Sleep problems and their relationship to cognitive and behavioral outcomes in young children with traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurotrauma 31: 1305-1312, 2014.


Diaz, G.A., Krivitzky, L.S., Mokhtarani, M., Rhead, W., Bartley, J., Feigenbaum, A., Longo, N., Berquist, W., Berry, S.A., Gallagher, R., Lichter-Konecki, U., Bartholomew, D., Harding, C.O., Cederbaum, S., McCandless, S.E., Smith, W., Vockley, G., Bart, S.A., Korson, M.S., Kronn, D., Zori, R., Merritt, J. L,  Bartley, Nagamani, S.C.S., Mauney, J., LeMons, C., Dickinson, K., Moors, T.L., Coakley, D.F., Scharschmidt, B.F., Lee, B: Ammonia control and neurocognitive outcome among urea cycle disorder patients treated with glycerol phenylbutyrate. Hepatology 57(6): 2171-2179, June 2013 Notes: Hepatology 7:[Epub ahead of print]. First Published Online Jan. 3, 2013.

Ah Mew, N., Krivitzky, L.S., McCarter, R., Batshaw, M, Tuchman, M.: Clinical outcomes of neonatal onset proximal versus distal urea cycle disorders do not differ. Journal of Pediatrics 162(2): 324-329, 2013.


Dickson, PI, Pariser AR, Groft SC, Ishihara RW, McNeil DE, Tagle D, et al. Research challenges in central nervous system manifestations of inborn errors of metabolism. Mol Genet Metab. 2011 Mar;102(3):326-38. Epub 2010 Dec 2. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21176882.


Gropman AL, Gertz B, Shattuck K, Kahn IL, Seltzer R, Krivitzky L, et al. Diffusion tensor imaging detects areas of abnormal white matter microstructure in patients with partial ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency (OTCD). AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2010 Oct;31(9):1719-23. Epub 2010 May 20. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20488904.

Seminara J, Tuchman M., Krivitzky L, Krischer J, Lee HS, Lemons C, et al. Establishing a consortium for the study of rare diseases: the urea cycle disorders consortium. Mol Genet Metab. 2010;100 Suppl 1:S97-105. Epub 2010 Feb 10. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20188616.




Krivitzky, L., Bosenbark, D.: Behavioral and Emotional Functioning in Children with Stroke. Pediatric Stroke Rehabilitation: An Interprofessional and Collaborative Approach. H.L. Atkinson, K. Nixon-Cave, S.E. Smith (eds.). Slack Publishing, 2018.


Krivitzky, L.S., Blaufuss, M.M., VanDenHeuval, S.: Rehabilitation considerations in pediatric cancer survivors. Handbook of Long Term Care of the Childhood Cancer Survivor. G.A. Mucci & L.R. Torno (eds.). Springer Publishing, Ch. 25: 385-396, 2015.


Krivitzky, L.S.: Central nervous system infections. Clinical Neuropsychology Study Guide and Board Review. K.J. Stuckey, M.W. Kirkwood, J. Donders (eds.). Oxford University Press, New York, Ch. 22: 362-380, 2013.


Krivitzky, L.S.: Encephalitis and meningitis. Children with Complex Medical Issues in Schools: Neuropsychological Descriptions and Interventions. C.L. Castillo  (eds.). Springer, New York, Page: 159-184, 2008.

Posters and Presentations


Krivitzky, L, Leaffer, E. & Levy, T. : The role of neuropsychology in an intensive bimanual therapy program for childhood hemiparesis Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the International Neuropsychology Society (INS), Denver, Colorado.   February 2020.

Invited Lectures


Krivitzky, LS. "Neuropsychological Outcomes in Pediatric Stroke: Recent Advances and Future Directions- Behavioral and Emotional Outcomes",  presented at the International Neuropsychology Society, Virtual Conference (changed due to COVID). Feb 2022.


Krivitzky, LS. "Neuropsychological Sequelae of Pediatric Vascular Diseases" presented in the neuropsychology seminar series at Children's National Medical Center, Virtual Presentation. Feb 2021.

Awards and Honors

2017, Psychology Internship Training Program Teaching Award, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences (DCAPBS), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2011, Division of Neuropsychology Faculty Training Award for  "Teacher of the Year", Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2021-present, Clinical Care Committee, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2020-present, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2016-present, Interdisciplinary Training Committee, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations


2002-present, International Neuropsychology Society


2019-present, Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology
 - 2019-present, Member of the Board of Directors
2009-present, American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology