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Research Team



Paul Cirino

Dr. Cirino completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Houston, and his APA/Division 40 clinical internship at the Arizona Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Subsequently he was the Kirk Dornbush postdoctoral fellow in developmental neuropsychology at Georgia State University, which was completed in 1998; he also obtained licensure as a psychologist at that time, and has been continuously licensed since. From 1998-2000, Dr. Cirino was a staff neuropsychologist in the Department of Neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD. During that time, he was also appointed as Instructor in Medical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Cirino was subsequently a Clinical Research Psychologist and Associate Director of the Regents Center for Learning Disorders. Dr. Cirino returned to the University of Houston in 2002 where he joined the Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics as Research Assistant Professor. In 2008 he was promoted to Research Associate Professor, and in 2009, he was appointed as Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston. His published work reflects interests related to math learning and difficulty, reading and language, and neuropsychological populations. Dr. Cirino recently edited (with Daniel B. Berch of the University of Virginia) a special issue of the Journal of Learning and Individual Differences.

Dr. Cirino currently enjoys collaborations with researchers within the University of Houston, and from the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, The University of Texas at Austin, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Current Graduate Students (year entered):

  • Amanda Child (2013)
  • Emily Huston-Warren (2013)
  • William Lacey (2014)
  • Jesse Fischer (2014), with Dr. Linda Ewing-Cobbs
  • Kelly Macdonald (2016)
  • Stephanie Torres (2016), with Dr. Elena Grigorenko

Lab Alumni (on Internship or Beyond):

  • Becca Martin (2009)
  • Emily Maxwell (2010)
  • John Elias (2010)
  • Elyssa Gerst (2012)