Ellen O'Donnell, Ph.D.

PhD Investigator Clinical
Psychiatry, Mass General Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
PhD Clark University 2008
bullying; childhood development; low-income populations; multiple sclerosis; neuropsychiatric disorders; parenting; pediatric multiple sclerosis

Dr. O'Donnell is the neuropsychologist for the Partners Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center at MGHfC. She conducts research on the neuropsychological effects of MS in collaboration with five other centers of excellence across the country funded in part by the National MS Society.

Much of her research has focused on the impact of parenting styles on children's motivation, cognitive style, and emotional well-being.

Dr. O'Donnell is particularly interested in the well-being and adjustment of children with executive function deficits like those associated with ADHD who are affected by pediatric or family illness.

She is currently conducting research on the impact of problems with executive function on adolescents' adherence to diabetes self-care.

Publications Clinical Profile

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