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Adam Cassidy, PhD, ABPP

Hospital Title:
Staff Neuropsychologist; Assistant in Psychology
Academic Title:
Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Research Focus Area:
Congenital Heart DiseaseDevelopmental NeuropsychologyExecutive Function and Self RegulationHIV

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.


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  1. 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. 2017 Feb 16; 1-18.
  2. 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 Oct; 30(7):874-85.
  3. Cassidy AR. Executive function and psychosocial adjustment in healthy children and adolescents: A latent variable modelling investigation. Child Neuropsychol. 2016; 22(3):292-317.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
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