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Cynthia Austin, Ph.D., ABPP

UT Health Austin Care Team Member

Ph.D., Psychology
The University of Texas at Austin

M.A., Program Education
The University of Texas at Austin


Cynthia Austin, Ph.D., ABPP, is a board-certified pediatric neuropsychologist in both the Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion Clinic and the Pediatric Neuropsychology Clinic within UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s, a clinical partnership between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin.

In the Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion Clinic, she specializes in providing care to children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury through targeted neuropsychological screenings, education, brief intervention,and individualized treatment planning. In the Pediatric Neuropsychology Clinic, she evaluates patients with a variety of medical conditions that can affect brain/central nervous system development and functioning. These conditions include long-term recovery and follow-up for moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, prematurity and stroke, as well as neurometabolic, genetic and autoimmune disorders.

Austin earned both her doctorate in school psychology and her master’s in program evaluation from The University of Texas at Austin. She completed an internship in pediatric neuropsychology at the University of Minnesota Medical School and a fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology from Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in both pediatric clinical neuropsychology and clinical neuropsychology.

Austin’s research interests include parent experience and satisfaction with the neuropsychological assessment process. She studies predictors and outcomes of traumatic brain injury, including prolonged recovery from mild traumatic brain injury and family interventions/adjustment following moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury. She is also part of a multisite study incorporating and delivering Teen Online Problems Solving intervention for adolescents and their families following traumatic and acquired brain injuries.