Emily Greenspahn, PhD

Phone: 1-512-628-1855
Fax: 1-512-380-7544


The University of Texas at Austin, PhD & MA, Educational Psychology

Tulane University, BS, Psychology


Internship, Pediatric Psychology - Neuropsychology Track, Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Fellowship, Clinical Neuropsychology, Baylor College of Medicine

Clinical Biography

Emily Greenspahn, PhD is a licensed neuropsychologist within UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s. She specializes in the neuropsychological assessment and treatment of children with medical issues that affect neurocognitive functioning, including brain tumors, various types of cancer, neurofibromatosis, blood disorders, stroke, central nervous system infections, and traumatic brain injury. Additionally, Dr. Greenspahn is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Neurology and a courtesy assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Greenspahn earned both her doctorate and master’s in educational psychology from The University of Texas at Austin and her bachelor's in psychology from Tulane University. She completed an internship in pediatric psychology with emphasis on neuropsychology at Virginia Beach City Public Schools and a fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Greenspahn served as the Director of Neuropsychological Services at the Texas Child Study Center for nine years. She developed the Embedded Behavioral Clinic in the Children’s Blood and Cancer Center and continues to lead the neuropsychology services within that clinic. She was appointed as an assistant clinical professor in Department of Educational Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin. Her current research interests include examining neurocognitive outcomes for children with brain tumors, blood disorders, and who have undergone cancer treatment. She is a past treasurer and current member of the Austin Neuropsychological Society. She is also a current member of the International Neuropsychological Society. She trains doctoral students, interns, and fellows in clinical neuropsychology and has served as a dissertation supervisor.


  • Blood Disorders
  • Brain Tumors
  • Cancer
  • Pediatric Neuropsychology

Board Certification

  • Texas State Board of Examiners, Licensed Psychologist