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T. Andrew Zabel, Ph.D., ABPP
Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-4442
Dr. Andrew Zabel is a pediatric neuropsychologist and research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is the clinical director of the Department of Neuropsychology and an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is on the core faculty in psychology for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Leadership Education Excellence in Caring for Children with Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program and the Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (MRDDRC).
Dr. Zabel received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Drexel University of Philadelphia, PA in 2000, and completed his internship training at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Zabel also completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Zabel is board-certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a licensed psychologist in Maryland. He joined the Hopkins/KKI faculty in 2002. He is active in the mentoring programs at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and participates in the neuropsychological training of externs, pre-doctoral interns and post-doctoral residents. Dr. Zabel is the clinical director of the Department of Neuropsychology, and is active in the development of clinical services and provision of neuropsychological assessments at KKI.
Dr. Zabel’s research focuses upon the adaptive and neuropsychological functioning of individuals with congenital and acquired disorders of the brain’s white matter, with particular emphasis on persons with hydrocephalus, spina bifida, Sturge-Weber syndrome, and cerebral palsy. Recent publications have focused on the executive components of medical self-care, self-management, and transition into adulthood.
Within Kennedy Krieger, Dr. Zabel and his collaborators have instituted a system of internet-based clinical data collection to facilitate efficient parent- and teacher-report of behavior. Outside of Kennedy Krieger, Dr. Zabel and his collaborators have created the Kennedy Krieger Independence Scales–Spina Bifida Version (KKIS-SB) to measure the executive components of spina bifida–related health care. The KKIS-SB and other instruments have been accrued into a nationally available online dashboard of parent, teacher, and self-report questionnaires to help facilitate the systematic provision of evidence-based spina bifida–related care.