Jennifer Janusz, PsyD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Neurology

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Graduate School :
  • PsyD, The Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology (1998)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, American University (DC) (1992)
Internship:
  • Children's Hospital of Michigan Program (1998)
Fellowships:
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University Program, Pediatric Neuropsychology (2000)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Neurology

Professional Titles

  • Program Director, Neurofibromatosis Program

Research Interests

I am interested in investigating the development of cognitive skills in children with genetic disorders. I am also interested in exploring better ways of assessing cognitive functioning in children.

Publications

  • Janusz J, Klein-Tasman BP, Payne JM, Wolters PL, Thompson HL, Martin S, de Blank P, Ullrich N, Del Castillo A, Hussey M, Hardy KK, Haebich K, Rosser T, Toledo-Tamula MA, Walsh KS; REiNS International Collaboration (2021). Recommendations for social skills endpoints for clinical trials in neurofibromatosis type 1. Neurology, 97, S73-80. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000012422.
  • Klein-Tasman BP, Lee K, Thompson HL, Janusz J, Payne JM, Pardej S, de Blank P, Kennedy T, Janke KM, Castillo AD, Walsh KS; REiNS International Collaboration (2021). Recommendations for measurement of attention outcomes in preschoolers with neurofibromatosis. Neurology, 97, S81-90. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000012423.
  • Thompson, T., Stinnett, N., Tartaglia, N., Davis, S. & Janusz, J. (in press). ’I wish the school had a better understanding of the diagnosis’: Parent perspectives on educational needs for students with sex chromosome aneuploidies. Journal of Special Education Needs.

Professional Memberships

  • International Neuropsychological Society, Member
  • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Neuropsychology, Board Certification (2004)
  • Licensed Psychologist, State of Colorado, License (2006)
  • Board Certification in Clinical Neuropsychology, Board Certification (2004)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Genetic Conditions and Testing
Clinical Interests
I am interested in the neuropsychological effects of genetic and metabolic disorders. As the Program Director for the Neurofibromatosis (NF) Program, I have worked with our team to develop inter-disciplinary clinics that provide specialized care for children based on their medical, cognitive, and behavioral needs. I am involved with the Children's Tumor Foundation (CTF) in promoting clinical care for people with NF, and I currently serve as a member of the CTF Clinical Care Advisory Board. I am also the current chair of the Neurocognitive Committee of the Response Evaluation in Neurofibromatosis and Schwannomatosis (REiNS) International Collaboration, which is focused on identifying standardized ways of conducting clinical trials in NF. In addition to working with children with NF, I am also a member of the 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Clinic and the eXtraordinarY Kids Clinic, a program for children with XY variants.

Care Philosophy
I strive to collaborate with families, physicians, and other health providers to help children reach their full potential in their social, academic, and behavioral functioning.

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PsyD, The Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology (1998)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, American University (DC) (1992)
Internships:
  • Children's Hospital of Michigan Program (1998)
Fellowships:
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University Program, Pediatric Neuropsychology (2000)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Neurology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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