Mary Anne Toledo-Tamula, M.A.
Mary Anne Toledo-Tamula, M.A., is a SAIC-Frederick contractor employee in support to the Neurobehavioral Program in the Pediatric Oncology Branch (POB) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). As a psychometrician, Mary Anne administers cognitive assessments to pediatric and adult patients and their siblings enrolled on current study protocols within the POB and other NCI branches, as well as on select protocols from the NHLBI and NIAID. Mary Anne also provides verbal feedback and written reports of evaluation results to participants, interacts frequently with members of the NIH medical staff for coordination of care, assists families with the implementation of educational recommendations and local mental health services, and oversees the entry of cognitive and social-emotional data for research analysis. She also helps with planning assessment batteries, developing novel assessment measures, and preparing research results for publication.
Mary Anne received her B.S. in Psychology from The University of the Philippines and her Master of Arts in Psychology from The Catholic University of America. As a graduate student, she worked as a research assistant in the cognitive laboratory of the Neuroscience Department where she conducted reaction time studies looking at the effects of aging and Alzheimer’s disease. She also assisted in a research project looking at the effects of various scents on a person’s ability to sustain attention. Her professional career has led her to work as a therapist, early intervention specialist, and program director. Mary Anne has more than 20 years of experience working with people with physical and cognitive disabilities, at-risk school-age children, and children and adults with chronic illness.