Assistant Professor


Dr. Pfeifle is an Assistant Clinical Professor and pediatric neuropsychologist in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Medicine.

Dr. Pfeifle also serves as the Training Director for the Pediatric Neuropsychology Externship in the Division of Developmental Medicine. Her clinical work focuses on the provision of neuropsychological assessment services to children with a variety of medical conditions that affect cognitive functioning, with a primary focus on children with spina bifida, traumatic brain injuries, Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1), genetic disorders, and pediatric cancer.

Education and Training

, 08/2013 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
PhD, 08/2010 School Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
, 07/2010 Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology, Texas Children's Hospital


Christopher GB & O'Toole K. Book review: The chasm cries out for a bridge. Child Neuropsychology. 2012; 1(19):108-111.
Nussbaum NL, Christopher GB, Van Horn Kerne V . In: S Goldstein & CR Reynolds (Eds.), Handbook of Neurodevelopmental and Genetic Disorders in Children. Major Structural Anomalies of the Neocortex. 2010; 539-553.
Tharinger DJ, Christopher GB, Matson M. In: SW Russ & LN Niec (Eds.), Play in Clinical Practice: Evidence-Based Approaches. Play, Playfulness, and Creativity in Therapeutic Assessment with Children. 2010; 109-148.
Semrud-Clikeman M, Walkowiak J, Wilkinson A, Christopher G. Neuropsychological differences among children with Asperger syndrome, nonverbal learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, and controls. Dev Neuropsychol. 2010; 35(5):582-600.
Tharinger DJ, Finn SE, Hersh B, Wilkinson A, Christopher GB, Tran A. Assessment feedback with parents and pre-adolescent children: A collaborative approach. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 2008; 6(39):600-609.