Jeffrey Titus, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Dell Medical School and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology. He serves as Section Chief of Neuropsychology for Dell Children’s Medical Group, and he is a Fellow of the American Epilepsy Society. Dr. Titus has been in Austin since 2011 and was previously an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
As a clinical neuropsychologist, Dr. Titus provides neurodiagnostic services to children who have compromised brain functioning due to neurological or medical conditions. He assesses the cognitive and psychological development of children to identify areas of brain dysfunction and assist with medical and surgical treatment planning. Within this context, Dr. Titus works with his colleagues in Neuropsychology at Dell Children’s Medical Center to broaden our understanding of brain-behavior relationships in children and the potential role of psychosocial variables in health and wellness. Recent research by Dr. Titus and his team has investigated medical and non-medical contributors to health-related quality of life in pediatric epilepsy, with particular focus on the impact of mental illness (depression, anxiety) and family and environmental factors (e.g., parental coping, family stress, SES, etc.) on health outcomes. This information is combined with medical factors to develop metrics for early identification of risk so that prevention and intervention efforts can be implemented.
- Executive dysfunction and depression in pediatric temporal lobe epilepsy: the contribution of hippocampal sclerosis and psychosocial factors
- The influence of endophenotypic, disease-specific, and environmental variables on the expression of anxiety in pediatric epilepsy
- Interactive relationships between cognition, psychopathology, and parental coping on health-related quality of life in pediatric epilepsy
- The relationship of seizure focus with depression, anxiety, and health-related quality of life in children and adolescents with epilepsy
- Executive function and health-related quality of life in pediatric epilepsy
- Parental feelings of helplessness and internalizing psychopathology are unique predictors of health-related quality of life in pediatric epilepsy
- Health-related quality of life before and after pediatric epilepsy surgery: The influence of seizure outcome on changes in physical functioning and social functioning
- Examining health-related quality of life, adaptive skills, and psychological functioning in children and adolescents with epilepsy presenting for a neuropsychological evaluation
- Depression and anxiety in children and adolescents with epilepsy: Prevalence, risk factors, and treatment
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