Education

Graduate School
Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Fellowship
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Dr. Prasad conducts evaluations of children with developmental differences, including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and learning disabilities. She also evaluates children with neurological disorders such as traumatic brain injuries, seizure disorders, and brain tumors.


Research Interests

Dr. Prasad also conducts research in the area of pediatric traumatic brain injury. She was principal investigator on a Department of Education grant that evaluates the role of the caregiver and home environment on cognitive and motor skills following traumatic brain injury in infants and toddlers. She is a co-investigator on a National Institutes of Health-funded grant on the impact of stress on emotional and cognitive outcomes from significant injuries in children.

Publications

Publication Information

Gorman, S., Barnes, M.A., Swank P.R., Prasad, M., Cox, C.S., Ewing-Cobbs, L. Does processing speed mediate the effect of pediatric traumatic brain injury on working memory? Neuropsychology, 30 (3):263-273, 2016.

Ewing-Cobbs, L., Johnson, C.P., Juranek, J., Demaster D., Duque, G., Kramer, L., Cox, C.S., Swank, P.R. Longitudinal diffusion tensor imaging after pediatric traumatic brain injury: Impact of age at injury and time since injury on pathway
integrity. Human Brain Mapping, 37 (11) 3929-3945, 2016.

Prasad, M.R., Swank, P, Ewing-Cobbs, L. Long-term School Outcomes for Children and Adolescents with Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 32 (1) 24-32, 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., Prasad, M.R., Ewing-Cobbs, L., Vaughn, A. Comparing treatments for children with ADHD and word reading difficulties: A randomized clinical trial. J of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85 (5): 434-446, 2017.

Ewing-Cobbs, L., Prasad, M.R., Cox C.S., 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.

Certification

Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists