Research Overview:        

Dr. Adam Cassidy’s research focuses primarily on understanding neurobehavioral development and promoting resilience among at-risk children and adolescents. He is currently involved in several studies looking at cognitive, self-regulatory, and psychosocial development in children with various types of critical congenital heart disease. Dr. Cassidy is also the primary investigator on a Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (HU CFAR) grant aimed at investigating neurodevelopmental outcomes in young HIV-exposed/uninfected children in Botswana.

 

About Adam Cassidy:     

Dr. Cassidy is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist (ABPP/ABCN) in the Center for Neuropsychology at Boston Children’s Hospital, and a member of the BCH Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program. He received a B.A. in Psychology from Drew University, an M.A. in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota, and a PhD in Developmental Psychopathology and Clinical Science from the University of Minnesota. He completed a predoctoral internship in lifespan neuropsychology at the Emory University School of Medicine/Emory Healthcare and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

MEDICAL SERVICES

Languages

  • English

Researcher Services

Researcher Areas

  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Developmental Neuropsychology
  • Executive Function and Self Regulation
  • HIV

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Ajibola G, Leidner J, Mayondi GK, van Widenfelt E, Madidimalo T, Petlo C, Moyo S, Mmalane M, Williams PL, Cassidy AR, Shapiro R, Kammerer B, Lockman S. HIV Exposure and Formula Feeding Predict Under-2 Mortality in HIV-Uninfected Children, Botswana. J Pediatr. 2018 Oct 11. View abstract
  2. Cassidy AR, Ilardi D, Bowen SR, Hampton LE, Heinrich KP, Loman MM, Sanz JH, Wolfe KR. [Formula: see text]Congenital heart disease: A primer for the pediatric neuropsychologist. Child Neuropsychol. 2018 Oct; 24(7):859-902. View abstract
  3. Cassidy AR, Newburger JW, Bellinger DC. Learning and Memory in Adolescents With Critical Biventricular Congenital Heart Disease. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2017 09; 23(8):627-639. View abstract
  4. Holland JE, Cassidy AR, Stopp C, White MT, Bellinger DC, Rivkin MJ, Newburger JW, DeMaso DR. Psychiatric Disorders and Function in Adolescents with Tetralogy of Fallot. J Pediatr. 2017 Aug; 187:165-173. View abstract
  5. Bean Jaworski JL, White MT, DeMaso DR, Newburger JW, Bellinger DC, Cassidy AR. Visuospatial processing in adolescents with critical congenital heart disease: Organization, integration, and implications for academic achievement. Child Neuropsychol. 2018 May; 24(4):451-468. View abstract
  6. Cassidy AR, White MT, DeMaso DR, Newburger JW, Bellinger DC. Processing speed, executive function, and academic achievement in children with dextro-transposition of the great arteries: Testing a longitudinal developmental cascade model. Neuropsychology. 2016 10; 30(7):874-885. View abstract
  7. Cassidy AR. Executive function and psychosocial adjustment in healthy children and adolescents: A latent variable modelling investigation. Child Neuropsychol. 2016; 22(3):292-317. View abstract
  8. Cassidy AR, White MT, DeMaso DR, Newburger JW, Bellinger DC. Executive Function in Children and Adolescents with Critical Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2015 Jan; 21(1):34-49. View abstract
  9. Cullerton-Sen C, Cassidy AR, Murray-Close D, Cicchetti D, Crick NR, Rogosch FA. Childhood maltreatment and the development of relational and physical aggression: the importance of a gender-informed approach. Child Dev. 2008 Nov-Dec; 79(6):1736-51. View abstract