Education

Graduate School
Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Houston, University Park, Houston, Texas, 1985
Fellowship
University of Houston, University Park, Houston, Texas, 1984-1986

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

As the director of clinical programs for CLI, Dr. Ewing-Cobbs oversees the operations of multidisciplinary clinics providing diagnostic assessment services to children and adults with acquired or developmental differences.


Research Interests

Dr. Ewing-Cobb’s research includes neuropsychological outcome studies examining the trajectory of brain, psychological health, and behavioral outcomes in infants, children, and adults with traumatic brain injury; bench to bedside translational studies using cellular therapies to repair neural damage after brain injury; quantifying treatment response for both biological and educational interventions in diverse settings from American classrooms to Peruvian clinics; and characterizing met and unmet physical and psychological health needs that can impact public policy decisions.

Publications

Publication Information

Dr. Ewing-Cobbs has authored or co-authored more than 125 research articles and book chapters in the area of child neuropsychology. Some of her more recent articles are listed here.

Max, J.E., Wilde, E.A., Bigler, E.D., Schachar, R.J., Saunders, A., Ewing-Cobbs, L., Chapman, S.B., Yang, T. T., Levin, H.S. Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents in the second six months after traumatic brain injury. J Pediatric Rehabil Med, 8(4): 345-55, 8(4): 345-55, 2015.

Max, J.E., Friedman, K., Wilde, E.A., Bigler, E.D., Hanten, G., Schachar, R.J., Saunders, A.E., Dennis, M., Ewing-Cobbs, L., Chapman, S.B., Yang, T.T., Levin, H.S. Psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents 24 months after mild traumatic brain injury. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci, 27(2), 112-20, 2015.

Max, J.E., Wilde, E.A, Bigler, E.D., Hanten,G., Dennis, M., Schachar, R.J., Saunders, A.E., Ewing-Cobbs, L., Chapman, S.B., Thompson, W.K., Yang, T.T., Levin H.S. Personality change due to traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents: Neurocognitive correlates. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 27(4): 272-9, 2015.

Johnson, C.P., Juranek, J., Swank P.R., Kramer, L., Cox, C.S., Ewing-Cobbs, L. White matter and reading deficits after pediatric traumatic brain injury: A diffusion tensor imaging study. Neuroimage Clin. 19(9), 668-77, 2015.

Gorman, S., Barnes, M.A., Swank, P.R., Prasad, M., Cox, Charles S., Ewing-Cobbs, L. Does Processing speed mediate the effect of pediatric traumatic brain injury on working memory? Neuropsychology, 30(3):263-73, 2016.

Ewing-Cobbs, L., Johnson, CP, Juranek, J. DeMaster D., Prasad M. Duque, G., Kramer L, Cox CS, Swank PR. Longitudinal diffusion tensor imaging after pediatric traumatic brain injury: Impact of age at injury and time since injury on pathway integrity. Hum Brain Mapp, 37(11), 3929-3945, 2016.

Faber, J. Wilde, E.A., Hanten, G., Ewing-Cobbs, L., Aitken, M.E., Yallampalli, R., MacLeod, M.C., Mullins, S.H., Chu, Z.D., Li, X., Hunter, J.V., Noble-Haeussiein, L., Levin, H.S. Ten-year outcome of early childhood traumatic brain injury: Diffusion tensor imaging of the ventral striatum in relation to executive functioning. Brain Inj, 30(13-14),1634-1641, 2016.

Cox, C.S. Jr., Hetz, R.A., Liao, G.P., Aertker, B.M., Ewing-Cobbs, L., Juranek J., Savitz S.I., Jackson, M.L., Romanowska-Pawliczek, A.M., Triolo, F, Dash PK, Pedroza C, Lee DA, Worth L, Aisiku IP, Choi HA, Holcomb JB Kitagawa RS. Treatment of severe adult traumatic brain injury using bone marrow mononuclear cells. Stem Cells, 35(4), 1065-1079, 2017.

Prasad, M., Swank, P.R., Ewing-Cobbs, L. Long-term school outcomes of children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil, 32(1), E24-E32, 2017.

Tamm L, Denton C.A., Epstein, J.N., Schatschneider, C., Taylor, H., Arnold, L.E., Bukstein, O., Anixt, J., Koshy, A., Newman, N.C., Maltinsky, J., Brinson, P., Loren, R.E.A., Prasad, M.R., Ewing-Cobbs, L., & Vaughn, A. Comparing treatments for children with ADHD and word reading difficulties: A randomized clinical trial. J Consult Clin Psychol.,
85(5), 434-446, 2017.

Gorman, S., Barnes, M.A., Swank, P.R., Ewing-Cobbs, L. Recovery of working memory following pediatric traumatic brain injury: A longitudinal analysis. Dev Neuropsychol, 42(3), 127-145, 2017.

Ewing-Cobbs, L., Prasad, M.R., Cox, C.S. Jr., Granger, D.A., Duque, G., Swank, P.R. Altered stress system reactivity after pediatric injury: Relation with post-traumatic stress symptoms. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 84, 66-75, 2017.

DeMaster, D., Johnson C, Juranek, J, Ewing-Cobbs, L. Memory and the hippocampal formation following pediatric traumatic brain injury. Brain and Behavior, 7(12): e00832 2017.

Fischer, J.T., Hannay, H.J., Alfano, C.A., Swank, P.R., Ewing-Cobbs, L. Sleep disturbances and internalizing behavior problems following pediatric traumatic injury. Neuropsychology, 32(2), 161-175, 2018.

Keenan, H.T., Clark, A.E, Holubkov, R., Cox.,C.S., Ewing-Cobbs, L. Psychosocial and executive function recovery trajectories one year after pediatric traumatic brain injury: The influence of age and injury severity. J Neurotrauma, 35(2), 286-296, 2018.

Keenan, H.T., Presson, A.P., Clark, A.E., Cox, C.S., Ewing-Cobbs, L. Longitudinal developmental outcomes after traumatic brain injury in young children: Are infants more vulnerable than toddlers? J Neurotrauma 2018 Sep 6.

Lumba-Brown, A., Yeates, K.O., Sarmiento, K., Breiding, M.J., Haegerich, T.M., Gioia, G.A., Turner, M., Benzel, E.C., Suskauer, S.J., Giza, C.C., Joseph, M., Broomand C., Weissman, B., Gordon, W., Wright, D.W., Moser, R.S., McAvoy, K., Ewing-Cobbs, L., Duhaime, A.C., Putukian, M., Holshouser, B., Paulk, D., Wade, S.L., Herring, S.A., Halstead, M., Keenan, H.T., Choe, M., Christian, C.W., Guskiewicz, K., Raskin, P.B., Gregory, A., Mucha, A., Taylor, H.G., Callahan, J.M, Dewitt, J., Collins, M.W., Kirkwood, M.W., Ragheb, J, Ellenbogen, R.G., Spinks, T.J., Ganiats, T.G., Sabelhaus, L.J., Alternhofen, K., Hoffman, R., Getchius, T., Gronseth, G., Donnell, Z., O’Connor, R.E., Timmons S.D. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guideline on the diagnosis and management of mild traumatic brain injury among children. JAMA Pediatr, 172(11): e182853, 2018.

Certifications

Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, 1986