Stephany Cox, PhD

Stephany Cox is a pediatric neuropsychologist who conducts comprehensive neuropsychological assessments for children and adolescents with medical conditions that affect brain development. Her expertise includes congenital heart disease; neonatal injuries; genetic disorders; extreme prematurity; pediatric cancer; and neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

In addition, Dr. Cox serves as co-director of the UCSF Healthy Hearts and Minds (H2M) Program, a neurodevelopmental follow-up clinic for children with congenital heart disease (CHD). She works with a multidisciplinary team of specialists in CHD, including pediatric cardiologists, neonatologists, nurses, dietitians, and social workers.

The primary focus of Dr. Cox's research is neurodevelopmental outcomes for children with complex CHD. She has also conducted research on other medical conditions affecting brain development, neurocognitive profiles of neurodevelopmental disorders (especially autism spectrum disorder)and intervention programs for patients with neurodevelopmental disorders.
Education
Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2017 - Pediatric Neuropsychology, Children's National
Predoctoral Internship, 2015 - Pediatric Psychology, Children's Hospital Orange County
PhD, 2015 - Clinical & School Psychology, University of Virginia
Publications
  1. Integrating Telehealth Into Neurodevelopmental Assessment: A Model From the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative.
  2. Telehealth services for cardiac neurodevelopmental care during the COVID-19 pandemic: a site survey from the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative.
  3. Neonatal brain injury influences structural connectivity and childhood functional outcomes.
  4. The Effect of Size and Asymmetry at Birth on Brain Injury and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Congenital Heart Disease.
  5. Long-term cognitive outcomes in term newborns with watershed injury caused by neonatal encephalopathy.
  6. Systematic Review: A Prevention-Based Model of Neuropsychological Assessment for Children With Medical Illness.
  7. Driving Simulator Performance in Novice Drivers with Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Role of Executive Functions and Basic Motor Skills.
  8. Brief report: driving and young adults with ASD: parents' experiences.