Rachel Bridges, PhD
Neuropsychologist, UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children's
Marist College, BA, Psychology
The University of South Carolina, PhD, School Psychology
Pediatric Neuropsychology, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital of Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland Medical System
Rachel Bridges, PhD, is a pediatric neuropsychologist at UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s, a clinical partnership between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin. Additionally, Dr. Bridges is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Neurology. She specializes in comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and young adults with complex medical and neurological disorders, including neuro-oncology, leukemia, sickle cell disease, and rare genetic/degenerative disorders. Dr. Bridges also has expertise in the assessment of oncology/hematology patients with stroke, posterior fossa syndrome, and other neurological injuries post-neurosurgical intervention.
Dr. Bridges received a bachelor's degree in psychology with research focus in cognitive neuroscience from Marist College, where she minored in mathematics. She completed both her master's degree and her doctorate in school psychology with a concentration in neuropsychology from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Bridges completed a predoctoral internship in pediatric neuropsychology at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital of Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Maryland Medical System, followed by a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Dr. Bridges finds teaching truly rewarding, and she values the professional development of future neuropsychologists through clinical supervision. Her research focuses on outcomes following childhood cancer treatment, neurocognitive monitoring during CNS-directed therapy, and exploring optimal time-points/ assessment measures for the neurocognitive screening of cancer patients. She has presented at regional, national, and international conferences. She is a member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN), the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) oncology special interest group, and The National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN).
Dr. Bridges is a neuropsychologist with Dell Children's Medical Group.
- Neuropsychological evaluation