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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals
Ronald Brown

First Name: Ronald

Last Name: Brown

Position Title: President, University of North Texas

Job Responsibilities: Research and Administration

Education/Training: Psychology

About Me/My interests: My research involves four major areas of focus: (1) the study of children with learning disabilities and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and the cognitive and psychosocial issues associated with these disorders as well as their pharmacological and psychosocial management; (2) the study of cognitive and psychosocial late effects among children and adolescents who have survived various types of cancer; (3) the management of cognitive late effects among children who have survived cancer including the use of stimulant medication to manage these late effects; and finally, (4) the cognitive and psychosocial impairments associated with sickle cell disease and the management of these impairments with psychotropic medication.

Training Opportunities: Yes

My Contact Information:
Address:University of North Texa, 7300 University Hills Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75241
Phone: (972) 780-3601

Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Pediatric Psychology, Cognitive Late Effects, Stimulant Medication, Attention, Sickle Cell Disease

Publications that may be of interest to others:  

Brown, R.T., Ellis, D.,& Naar-King, S. (2014). Health related and somatic symptom disorders. In E.J. Mash & R.A. Barkley (Eds.), Child Psychopathology (3rd ed.), New York: The Guilford Press.

Daly, B. & Brown, R.T. (2013). Cognitive sequelae of cancer treatment. In L.S. Wiener, M. Pao, A.E., Kazak, M.J. Kupst, A.F. Patenaude, & J. Holland, Quick reference for pediatric oncology clinicians: Psychiatric and psychological dimensions of symptom management (2nd ed.).New York: Oxford University Press.

Brown, R.T., Shafman, S.R., Tilley, B.C., Anthony, K.K., Kral, M.C. Maxson, B., Mee, L., Bonner, M.J., Vogler, L.B., Schanberg, L.E., Connelly, M.A., Wagner, J.L., Silver, R.M., & Nietert, P.J. (2012) The Health Education for Lupus Patients (H.E.L.P.) Study: A randomized controlled cognitive-behavioral intervention targeting psychosocial adjustment and quality of life in adolescent females with systemic lupus erythematosus. The American Journal of Medical Sciences, 344, 274-282..

Daly, B.P., Kral, M.C., Brown, R.T., Elkin, D., Madan-Swain, A., Mitchell, M., Crosby, L., Dematteo, D., La Rosa, A., & Jackson, S. (2012). Ameliorating attention problems in children with sickle cell disease: A pilot study of methylphenidate. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 33, 244-251.

Daly, B.P., Eichen, D., Bailer, B., Brown, R.T., & Buchanan, C. (2012). Central nervous system. In V. S. Ramachandran (Ed.), Encyclopedia of human behavior (2nd. Ed.) (pp. 454-459). Oxford: Elsevier.

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