Cynthia Austin, PhD, ABPP
Neuropsychologist, Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion Clinic, UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s
Neuropsychologist, Pediatric Neuropsychology Clinic, UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s
The University of Texas at Austin, PhD, School Psychology
The University of Texas at Austin, MA, Program Evaluation
Internship, Pediatric Neuropsychology, University of Minnesota Medical School
Fellowship, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Biography and Education
Cynthia Austin, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified pediatric neuropsychologist in both the Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion Clinic and the Pediatric Neuropsychology Clinic within UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s. In the Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion Clinic, she specializes in providing care to children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury through targeted neuropsychological screenings, education, brief intervention, and individualized treatment planning. In the Pediatric Neuropsychology Clinic, she evaluates patients with a variety of medical conditions that can affect brain/central nervous system development and functioning. These conditions include long-term recovery/follow up for moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, prematurity, and stroke as well as neurometabolic, genetic, and autoimmune disorders. Additionally, Dr. Austin is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Neurology.
Dr. Austin earned both her doctorate in school psychology and her master’s in program evaluation from The University of Texas at Austin. She completed an internship in pediatric neuropsychology at the University of Minnesota Medical School and a fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology from Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Dr. Austin’s research interests include parent experience and satisfaction with the neuropsychological assessment process. She studies predictors and outcomes of traumatic brain injury, including prolonged recovery from mild traumatic brain injury and family interventions/adjustment following moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. She is also part of a multisite study incorporating and delivering Teen Online Problems Solving (TOPS) intervention for adolescents and their families following traumatic and acquired brain injuries.
- American Board of Professional Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology