Christine Mrakotsky PhD

Christine Mrakotsky, Ph.D.

Staff Neuropsychologist, Clinical Scientific Associate

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

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Medical Services


  • Neuropsychology
  • Developmental and Cognitive Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease


  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry


  • German
  • English


  • Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center
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Experience and Education


Undergraduate - Psychology

University of Vienna, 1992

Vienna, Austria


University of Vienna, 1996

Vienna, Austria


University of Minnesota Medical School, 1996-1997

Minneapolis, MN

Clinical Psychology

University of Vienna/Washington University, 2001

Vienna, Austria/St. Louis, MO


Medical University of Vienna, 1997-1998

Vienna, Austria

Pediatric Neuropsychology

Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 2001-2003

Boston, MA


  • Clinical Psychology


Cognition and affect in children treated with steroids for inflammatory bowel disease P.I., NIH/NICHD, Corticosteroids, Inflammation and Memory in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (05/08-04/13) Impact of corticosteroids and inflammation on memory in children with Crohns disease: a longitudinal study

Professional History

Dr. Mrakotsky is a pediatric neuropsychologist and clinical investigator at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Her clinical and research work focuses on brain and cognitive development in pediatric stroke and inflammatory bowel disease.  She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Vienna in collaboration with Washington University in St. Louis.  She completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Boston Children's Hospital, followed by research training and career development awards from Children’s Hospital and NIH. Dr. Mrakotsky is the recipient of the NIH Mitchell Max Award for Research Excellence and Harvard Medical School Shore Scholar. She is a licensed psychologist and health service provider in both Massachusetts and Austria.

Dr. Mrakotsky joined the Children’s Hospital faculty in 2003. Since 2013 she is the lead neuropsychologist for the Cerebrovascular Disorders and Stroke Program, Department of Neurology, establishing a new inpatient and outpatient neuropsychological service for pediatric stroke. Her research focuses on the neuropsychological outcomes of stroke, neurobehavioral effects of steroid therapy, as well as brain and neuropsychological function in pediatric IBD. With foundation and NIH grants, her lab employs advanced neuroimaging, neuropsychological assessment, and biomarker assays to study brain-immune interactions in IBD.

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