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Jennifer Longoria, PhD, ABPP-CN
Jennifer Longoria, PhD, ABPP-CN

Jennifer Longoria, PhD, ABPP-CN

Instructor, St. Jude Faculty

  • Pediatric Neuropsychologist
  • Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology



Postdoctoral Neuropsychology Fellowship – Henry Ford Health System
Predoctoral Internship – Fort Worth Independent School District
PhD – Texas Woman’s University
MA – The University of Texas at San Antonio
BA – The Ohio State University

Clinical Interests

  • Neurocognitive sequelae of sickle cell disease and disorders affecting the central nervous system
  • Stroke and silent cerebral infarcts
  • Transition from pediatric to adult care
  • Impact of disease and treatment course on adaptive functioning

Research Interests

  • Effects of disease and treatment on developmental trajectories
  • Interventions to address developmental differences

Selected Publications

Longoria JN, Heitzer AM, Hankins JS, Trpchevska A, Porter JS. Neurocognitive risk in sickle cell disease: Utilizing neuropsychology services to manage cognitive symptoms and functional limitations. Br J Haematol 00:1-11, 2022. doi:10.1111/bjh.18041

Heitzer AM, Cohen DL, Okhomina VI, Trpchevska A, Potter B, Longoria J, Porter JS, Estepp JH, King A, Henley M, Kang G, Hankins JS. Neurocognitive functioning in preschool children with sickle cell disease. Pediatr Blood Cancer 69:e29531, 2021. doi:10.1002/pbc.29531

Longoria, J, Pugh, NL, Gordeuk, V, Hsu, LL, Treadwell, M, King, AA, Porter, J. (2021). Influence of self-reported neurocognition on instrumental activities of daily living in sickle cell disease. American Journal of Hematology, 1-11. doi: 10.1002/ajh.26315

Heitzer, AM, Longoria, J, Okhomina, V, Wang, WC, Raches, D, Potter, B, Hankins, JS. (2021). Hydroxyurea treatment and neurocognitive functioning in sickle cell disease from school age to young adulthood. British Journal of Haematology. doi: 10.1111/bjh.17687

Phillips, J. & Longoria, J. (2020). Addressing the neurodevelopmental needs of children and adolescents with congenital heart disease: A review of the existing intervention literature. Child Neuropsychology, 26(4), 433–459. doi: 10.1080/09297049.2019.1682131

Longoria J, Rodriguez BJ. Addressing disruptive behavior with response to intervention practices: A case-study approach to improving behavior in student ADHD populations. Research and Practice in the Schools 3(1):11-19, 2015.

Last update: March 2022