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Heather R. Adams, Ph.D.

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Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-2808

Fax: (585) 275-3683

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Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Heather R. Adams PhD completed her internship in Clinical Child Psychology (1998-1999) and a postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology (1999-2003) at the University of Rochester Medical Center and joined the URMC faculty in 2003. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics. Her research interests are centered on evaluation and care of children with inherited neurodegenerative diseases, including Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (Batten Disease), Tourette Syndrome, and cognitive features of pediatric hypertension. She is involved in projects to characterize the natural history and neurobehavioral phenotype of Batten Disease, evaluate the psychosocial impact upon children with Tourette Syndrome, and characterize the incidence of tics in an ethnically diverse sample in the Rochester community. Her research interests also include a collaboration with Dr. Marc Lande, MD, a pediatric nephrologist at URMC who is studying Executive Function in Pediatric Hypertension.

Dr. Adams' clinical practice consists of psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessment services. Her psychotherapy practice has particular focus on evidence-based treatments for anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder, and for behavioral management of tics. Her neuropsychological assessment clinic serves a broad range of children who are experiencing cognitive and/or behavioral challenges in the setting of a neurologic condition.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Education

1995
MA | Southern Illinois Univ
Psychology

1991
BA | SUNY Coll at Geneseo
Psychology

2002
PhD | Southern Illinois Univ
Clinical Psychology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

11/01/2001 - 08/30/2003
Fellowship in Psychiatry/Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center

09/01/1998 - 08/31/1999
Internship in Psychiatry: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center

09/01/1999 - 10/31/2001
Fellowship in Psychiatry/Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

1995
Doctoral Fellowship, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (stipend support)

1994
Master's Fellowship, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (stipend support)

1989
Psi Chi, State University of New York @ Geneseo

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Publications

Journal Articles

5/6/2017
van der Lee JH, Morton J, Adams HR, Clarke L, Ebbink BJ, Escolar ML, Giugliani R, Harmatz P, Hogan M, Jones S, Kearney S, Muenzer J, Rust S, Semrud-Clikeman M, Wijburg FA, Yu ZF, Janzen D, Shapiro E. "Cognitive endpoints for therapy development for neuronopathic mucopolysaccharidoses: Results of a consensus procedure." Molecular genetics and metabolism.. 2017 May 6; Epub 2017 May 06.

4/24/2017
Augustine EF, Adams HR, Mink JW. "Screening tools for tic disorders-Focus on development or implementation?" Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society.. 2017 Apr 24; Epub 2017 Apr 24.

4/2017
Williams RE, Adams HR, Blohm M, Cohen-Pfeffer JL, de Los Reyes E, Denecke J, Drago K, Fairhurst C, Frazier M, Guelbert N, Kiss S, Kofler A, Lawson JA, Lehwald L, Leung MA, Mikhaylova S, Mink JW, Nickel M, Shediac R, Sims K, Specchio N, Topcu M, von Löbbecke I, West A, Zernikow B, Schulz A. "Management Strategies for CLN2 Disease." Pediatric neurology.. 2017 Apr 0; 69:102-112. Epub 2017 Feb 04.

Books & Chapters

2010
Chapter Title: Psychoeducational Testing in Adolescents
Book Title: AAP Textbook of Adolescent Health Care
Author List: Adams, HR
Edited By: Fisher MM, Alderman EM, Kreipe ER, Rosenfeld WD
Published By: American Academy of Pediatrics2010 in Elk Grove Village, IL

2010
Chapter Title: Neuropsychological Testing in Adolescents.
Book Title: AAP Textbook of Adolescent Health Care
Author List: Adams, HR
Edited By: Fisher MM, Alderman EM, Kreipe ER, Rosenfeld WD
Published By: American Academy of Pediatrics2010 in Elk Grove Village, IL

1999
Chapter Title: Dissociative disorders in childhood and adolescence.
Book Title: Comprehensive Textbook of Child and Adolescent Disorders: A Guide to DSM-IV
Author List: Wallach, H.R.; Dollinger, S. J.
Edited By: Netherton, S.; Walker, C.E.; Holmes, D.
Published By: Oxford University Press1999 in New York

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