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.