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Mitzie Grant

Mitzie Grant, PhD

Associate Professor


Department: Psychiatry

Practices: Drexel Psychiatry

Specialties: Child Neuropsychology, Neuropsychology, Psychiatry

Education

  • PhD - University of Texas at Austin
  • BS - University of Oklahoma

Mitzie Grant, PhD, is director of the Pediatric Neuropsychology Service at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pa. She specializes in pediatric neuropsychological testing.

Clinical Services

Neuropsychological testing, Neuropsychology, Pediatric neuropsychology, Pediatric neuropsychological testing

Affiliated Hospitals

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Fellowships

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology - University of Arkansas

Dr. Grant is an associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Publications

Recent Publications

Recent Full-Length Journal Articles (*peer reviewed journals)

"The role of intelligence in phenylketonuria: A review of research and management"
Brumm, V.L. & Grant, M.L.
Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, 2010, 99 (Supplement 2010): pages S18-S21.

"A Descriptive Study of Sleep in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease"
*Daniel, LC., Grant, ML., Kothare, SV., Dampier, C., & Barakat, L.
(10/2009: PBC-09-0777) Pediatric Blood & Cancer Accepted with Revision, pending (2010).

"Sleep Patterns in an Urban-Dwelling Minority Pediatric Population"
*Daniel, LC., Barakat, LA., Kothare, SV, & Grant, ML
(VCY-2010-02-0072), Vulnerable Children & Youth Studies. Accepted with Revisions, pending (2010).

"Correlation between child and parental perceptions of health-related quality of life in epilepsy using the PedsQL.v4.0"
*Haneef, Z., Grant, M.L., Valencia, I., Hobdell, E.F., Kothare, S., Legido, A. & Khurana, D.
Epilepsy & Behavior, Manuscript Submitted March 2010 (EB-10-132)

"Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children with Sickle Cell Disease"
*Kaleyias, J., Mostofi, N., Grant, M.L., Coleman, C., Luck, L., Dampier, C., & Kothare, S.
Journal Of Pediatric Hematology And Oncology, 2008, 30 (9); 659-665.

"Neuropsychological functioning in preschool- age children with sickle cell disease: The role of illness-related and psychosocial factors"
*Tarazi, R., Grant, M.L., Ely, E. & Barakat, L. P.
Child Neuropsychology, 2007, 13: 155-172.

"Chronic sorrow and coping in families of children with epilepsy"
*Hobdell, E., Grant, M. L., Valencia, I., Mare, J., Legido, A., & Khurana, D.
Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 2007, 39 (2): 76-82. Article Eligible for Continuing Education Credits for Nurses.

"Improved sleep and neurocognitive functions in a child with thalamic lesions on sodium oxybate"
*Kothare, S.V., Adams, R., Valencia, I., Faerber, E., & Grant, M.L.
Neurology, 2007, 68 (14): 1157-1158.

"Detection of cortical arousals in children using frontal (Fz) EEG lead in addition to conventional central (C3/C4) Leads"
*Kaleyias, J., Grant, M.L., Darbari, F., Ajagbe, O., Cepelowicz-Rajter, J., & Kothare, S.
Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 2006, 2 (3): 303-306.

"Bruxism in children: effect on sleep architecture and daytime cognitive performance and behavior"
*Herrera, M, Valencia, I., Grant, M.L., Metroka, D., Chialastri, A., & Kothare, S.
Journal SLEEP, 2006, 29 (9): 1142-1147.

Book Chapters

"Characteristics of Pediatric non-epileptic seizure patients. A Retrospective Study"
Williams, J. & Grant, M. L. (2000).
Chapter in Gates JR, Rowan AJ (Eds), Non-epileptic seizures. 2nd ed. Boston: Butterworth-Heineman.

"Disruption and facilitation of recovery of behavioral function: Implication of the gamma-aminobutyric acid/benzodiazepine receptor complex"
Hernandez, T.D., Kiefel, J., Barth, T.M., Grant, M.L., & Schallert, T. (1989).
In Ginsberg, M.D. & Dietrich, W.D. (eds), Cerebrovascular Diseases, Sixteenth Research (Princeton) Conference. New York: Raven Press.

Recent Abstracts & Poster/Platform Presentations (*peer reviewed)

"Intellectual Profiles of Children with PKU"
*Doleva, K., Tarazi, R., & Grant M.L.
Poster Presentation at American College of Medical Genetics at Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, March 2010, Albuquerque, NM

"WISC-IV Profile Analysis in Children with PKU and non-PKU Hyperphenylalaninemia"
*Doleva, K.L., Goldberg, K.B. & Grant, M.L.
Poster Presentation at the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology Annual Conference, June 2009, San Diego, CA (program abstracts).

"Sleep in pediatric sickle cell disease"
Daniel, L.C., Grant, M.L., Barakat, L.B., Dampier, C., & Kothare, S.V.
Platform and Poster Presentation at the St. Christopher's Hospital for Children's Annual Research Conference, June 2009, Philadelphia, PA (program abstracts).

"Assessing Sleep in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease using the Child Sleep Habits Questionnaire"
*Daniels, L., Grant, M.L., Barakat, L., & Kothare, S.
Poster presentation at National Conference in Child Health Psychology, Miami, Florida, April 2008, Program Abstracts.

"Quality of life in children with epilepsy as measured by the Peds QL"
*Haneef, Z., Grant, M.L., Hobdell, E.F., Kothare, S., Valencia, I., Legido, A. & Khurana, D.
Poster presentation at the 60th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, April 2008, Chicago, IL. Abstract to be published in Neurology 2008, (suppl).

"Sleep in pediatric sickle cell disease"
*Daniels, L., Grant, M. L., Barakat, L.P., Dampier, C. & Kothare, S.
Poster presentation at Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC, Baltimore, MD, April 2008. Abstracts in Journal SLEEP, 31 (Abstract Suppl).

"Sleep functioning in children with phenylketonuria and its association with phenylalanine levels: A pilot study"
*Ayala-Badgley, J., Chute, D.L., Barakat, L.P., Tiffany-Amaro, J., Melvin, J.J., Kothare, S.V., & Grant, M.L.
Poster presented at the National Academy of Neuropsychology annual conference, Scottsdale, AZ, November 2007. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 22 (7), p. 803.

"A comparison of the sleeping patterns of healthy children from an inner city population to children from middle class Caucasian population"
*Chawla, A., Cruz, M., Coleman, C., Adams, R., Grant, M.L., & Kothare, S.
Poster presentation at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, Boston MA, May 2007. Neurology, 68 (12) (Suppl 1), p. A154.

"Prevalence of sleep disorders in children with systemic lupus erythematous"
*Cruz, M., Chawla, A., Martucci, C., Coleman, C., Grant, M.L., Fathalla, B., Goldsmith, D., & Kothare, S.
Poster presentation at Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC, Minneapolis, MN, June 2007. Journal SLEEP, 30 (Abstract Suppl), p. A308.

"A comparison of the sleeping patterns of healthy children from an inner city population to children from middle class Caucasian population"
*Chawla, A., Cruz, M., Coleman, C., Adams, R., Grant, M.L., Kimball, M., Lerario, M., Kothare, S.V.
Poster presentation at Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC, Minneapolis, MN, June 2007. Journal SLEE, 30 (Abstract Suppl), p. A67.

"A prospective and descriptive report of variability in neuropsychological performance in young children with sickle cell disease (SCD)"
*Wodka, E., Tarazi, R., Grant, M.L., Ely, E., & Barakat, L.
Poster presentation at National Academy of Neuropsychology Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, October 2006. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 21 (6), p 573.

"Bruxism in children: effect on sleep architecture and daytime cognitive performance and behavior"
*Herrera, M, Valencia, I., Grant, M.L., Metroka, D., Chialastri, A., & Kothare, S.
Poster presentation at the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS), LLC 20th Annual Meeting at Salt Lake City, UT, June 2006. Journal SLEEP, 29 (Abstract Supplement), A78.

"Occurrence of obstructive sleep apnea in children with sickle cell disease"
*Kothare SV, Mostofi N, Grant M.L., Coleman C, Luck L, Adams R, &Dampier C.
Poster presentation at the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS), LLC 20th Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, June 2006. Journal SLEEP, 29 (Abstract Supplement), p. A79.

"Treatment with sodium oxybate in a child with thalamic lesions suffering from insomnia and severe sleep fragmentation"
*Grant, M.L., Faerber, E., Valencia, I., & Kothare, S.
Poster presentation at American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA June 2006.

"Occurrence of obstructive sleep apnea in children with sickle cell disease"
*Mostofi, N., Grant, M.L., Coleman, C., Luck, L., Adams, R., Dampier, C., & Kothare, S.
Poster presentation at the American Academy of Neurology 58th annual meeting in San Diego, CA, April, 2006. Neurology, 67 (Suppl).

"A prospective examination of neuropsychological functioning in preschool-age children with sickle cell disease and its association with psychosocial factors"
*Wodka, E., Barakat, L., Tarazi, R., Grant, M.L., & Ely, E.
Poster presentation at 34th Annual International Neuropsychological Society Meeting, Boston, MA, February, 2006. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 12 (online Supplement 1), p.66.;

Presentations

Invited Presentations

NeuroCognitive, Behavioral & Psychological/Psychiatric Considerations in PKU: Current Status. Invited Speaker: PKU and BH4 Scientific Development Summit, June 3-4, 2010, San Diego, CA.

Cognitive and Behavioral/Psychiatric Considerations in PKU: Current Status and Case Reviews Using a Team Approach. Invited Platform Speaker at the 2010 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, March 25, 2010, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

PKU: Neurocognitive and Neurobehavioral Outcomes Across the Life Span. Guest Speaker at
Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, 2/28/10, Philadelphia, PA

NeuroCognitive and Behavioral Outcomes in PKU: Review and Discussion. Invited Speaker and Discussant at Kuvan Physician Advisory Board Meeting, Chicago, IL (May 2009).

Cognitive and Behavioral Outcomes for PKU: What are the Data telling us About our Patients? Presenter and Discussant at Kuvan Nurse Practitioner Advisory Board Meeting, Chicago, IL (April 2009).

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is a primary academic campus of Drexel University College of Medicine. Its physicians are non-compensated members of the teaching faculty of Drexel University College of Medicine and its clinical practices are independent of Drexel University.


Contact Information


Practice Office

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
160 East Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Phone: 215.427.5000
Fax: 215.427.5555