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Amy Heffelfinger PhD

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Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Neurology
Division: Neuropsychology

Member of the Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center (GSPMC)
Member of the Neuroscience Research Center

Research Experience

  • Attention
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cognition
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn
  • Mental Disorders
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Spina Bifida Cystica
  • Publications (23)

  • Empowering parents of children with sickle cell disease through education. (Miller, M., Heffelfinger A., Landsman, R., Scott, J.P.) Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 09/24/2020    
  • “How To” Operate a Pediatric Neuropsychology Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Real Tips from One Practice’s Experience. (Loman, M., Vogt, E., Miller, L., Landsman, D., Duong, P., Kasten, J., DeFrancisco, D., Koop, J., & Heffelfinger, A. ) Child Neuropsychology 09/24/2020    
  • Differential access to neuropsychological evaluation in children with early brain insult or autism spectrum disorder: Impact of sociodemographic factors (Miller, LE, Kaseda, ET, Koop, JI, Mau, KA, & Heffelfinger, AK. ) The Clinical Neuropsychologist 09/24/2020    
  • The development of the Adolescent/Young Adult Self-Management and Independence Scale II: Psychometric data. (Sawin KJ, Heffelfinger A, Cashin SE, Brei TJ) J Pediatr Rehabil Med 2018;11(4):311-322 PMID: 30507585 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85058861130 12/07/2018       6 Citations
  • Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology: Recent Developments and Documents From the Clinical Neuropsychology Synarchy. (Smith G, CNS) Arch Clin Neuropsychol 2018 May 01;34(3):418-431 PMID: 30307474 PMCID: PMC6445043 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85064116286 10/12/2018       5 Citations
  • Taxonomy for Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology: past, present, and future. (Sperling SA, Cimino CR, Stricker NH, Heffelfinger AK, Gess JL, Osborn KE, Roper BL) Clin Neuropsychol 2017 Jul;31(5):817-828 PMID: 28391739 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85017197406 04/11/2017       6 Citations
  • [Formula: see text]Associations among parent-child relationships and cognitive and language outcomes in a clinical sample of preschool children. (Leiser K, Heffelfinger A, Kaugars A) Clin Neuropsychol 2017 02;31(2):423-437 PMID: 28084188 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85010694721 01/14/2017       3 Citations
  • Neuropsychological characterization of three adolescent females with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis in the acute, post-acute, and chronic phases: an inter-institutional case series. (Hinkle CD, Porter JN, Waldron EJ, Klein H, Tranel D, Heffelfinger A) Clin Neuropsychol 2017 01;31(1):268-288 PMID: 27291044 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84974777413 06/14/2016       14 Citations
  • Never, ever shake a baby: Pass it on (Heffelfinger AK) Pediatric Neuropsychology Case Studies: From the Exceptional to the Commonplace 2010:13-22 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84892058617 12/01/2010    
  • The relationship of neuropsychological functioning to adaptation outcome in adolescents with spina bifida. (Heffelfinger AK, Koop JI, Fastenau PS, Brei TJ, Conant L, Katzenstein J, Cashin SE, Sawin KJ) J Int Neuropsychol Soc 2008 Sep;14(5):793-804 PMID: 18764974 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-51349085145 09/04/2008       31 Citations
  • A description of preschool neuropsychological assessment in the P.I.N.T. Clinic after the first 5 years. (Heffelfinger AK, Koop JI) Clin Neuropsychol 2009 Jan;23(1):51-76 PMID: 18609330 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-58149109043 07/09/2008       6 Citations
  • Risperidone in preschool children with autistic spectrum disorders: an investigation of safety and efficacy. (Luby J, Mrakotsky C, Stalets MM, Belden A, Heffelfinger A, Williams M, Spitznagel E) J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 2006 Oct;16(5):575-87 PMID: 17069546 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-33750939062 10/31/2006       118 Citations
  • Characteristics of depressed preschoolers with and without anhedonia: evidence for a melancholic depressive subtype in young children. (Luby JL, Mrakotsky C, Heffelfinger A, Brown K, Spitznagel E) Am J Psychiatry 2004 Nov;161(11):1998-2004 PMID: 15514399 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-7444248914 10/30/2004       101 Citations
  • ThePreschool Feelings Checklist: a brief and sensitive screening measure for depression in young children. (Luby JL, Heffelfinger A, Koenig-McNaught AL, Brown K, Spitznagel E) J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2004 Jun;43(6):708-17 PMID: 15167087 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-2942735053 05/29/2004       125 Citations
  • Alterations in stress cortisol reactivity in depressed preschoolers relative to psychiatric and no-disorder comparison groups. (Luby JL, Heffelfinger A, Mrakotsky C, Brown K, Hessler M, Spitznagel E) Arch Gen Psychiatry 2003 Dec;60(12):1248-55 PMID: 14662557 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0345599960 12/10/2003       148 Citations
  • Modification of DSM-IV criteria for depressed preschool children. (Luby JL, Mrakotsky C, Heffelfinger A, Brown K, Hessler M, Spitznagel E) Am J Psychiatry 2003 Jun;160(6):1169-72 PMID: 12777277 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0038149600 06/05/2003       75 Citations
  • The clinical picture of depression in preschool children. (Luby JL, Heffelfinger AK, Mrakotsky C, Brown KM, Hessler MJ, Wallis JM, Spitznagel EL) J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2003 Mar;42(3):340-8 PMID: 12595788 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0037362660 02/22/2003       154 Citations
  • Preschool major depressive disorder: preliminary validation for developmentally modified DSM-IV criteria. (Luby JL, Heffelfinger AK, Mrakotsky C, Hessler MJ, Brown KM, Hildebrand T) J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2002 Aug;41(8):928-37 PMID: 12162628 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0036676136 08/07/2002       153 Citations
  • Differential performance of the macarthur HBQ and DISC-IV in identifying DSM-IV internalizing psychopathology in young children. (Luby JL, Heffelfinger A, Measelle JR, Ablow JC, Essex MJ, Dierker L, Harrington R, Kraemer HC, Kupfer DJ) J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2002 Apr;41(4):458-66 PMID: 11931603 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0036546141 04/05/2002       42 Citations
  • Visual attention in preschool children prenatally exposed to cocaine: implications for behavioral regulation. (Heffelfinger AK, Craft S, White DA, Shyken J) J Int Neuropsychol Soc 2002 Jan;8(1):12-21 PMID: 11843069 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0036164169 02/15/2002       41 Citations
  • Glucocorticoid effects on memory function over the human life span. (Heffelfinger AK, Newcomer JW) Dev Psychopathol 2001;13(3):491-513 PMID: 11523845 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0035376202 08/29/2001       79 Citations
  • The MacArthur Three-City Outcome Study: evaluating multi-informant measures of young children's symptomatology. (Ablow JC, Measelle JR, Kraemer HC, Harrington R, Luby J, Smider N, Dierker L, Clark V, Dubicka B, Heffelfinger A, Essex MJ, Kupfer DJ) J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 1999 Dec;38(12):1580-90 PMID: 10596259 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-13044275657 12/22/1999       135 Citations
  • Visual attention in children with prenatal cocaine exposure. (Heffelfinger A, Craft S, Shyken J) J Int Neuropsychol Soc 1997 May;3(3):237-45 PMID: 9161102 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0030914178 05/01/1997       44 Citations
  • Last update: 04/22/2021