Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

Jessica Kaczorowski

Associate Professor

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Contact Information



  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • Predoctoral Internship, Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • B.A., Psychology, University of California, San Diego


Courses Taught

  • CD 306 Adolescence


Research Interests

My program of research focuses on understanding brain-behavior relationships in children with neurodevelopmental disorders, from a developmental psychopathology perspective. Earlier in my career, my research focused on understanding neurological, genetic, and neuropsychological risk factors in child and college-aged populations identified as vulnerable for schizophrenia. More recently, my research and professional efforts focus on understanding neuropsychological factors associated with a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood, such as autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, intellectual disability, learning disorders, genetic syndromes, and emotional and behavioral disorders.


Selected Publications/Professional Activities

Smith, T.F., Schmidt-Kastner, R., McGeary, J.E, Kaczorowski,J.A., & Knopik, V.S.  (2016). Prenatal ischemia-hypoxia, the ischemia-hypoxia response pathway, and ADHD risk: A multi-omic perspective. Behavior Genetics. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s10519-016-9784-4


Kaczorowski, J.A., Doty, N., & Braaten, E. (2013, October). Neuropsychological Profile of an Adolescent Female with Ectodermal Dysplasia: A Case Study. Poster presented to the National Academy of Neuropsychology Conference in San Diego, CA.


Kaczorowski, J. A., Williams, A. S., Smith, T. F., Fallah, N., Mendez, J. L., & Nelson-Gray, R. (2011). Adapting clinical services to accommodate needs of refugee populations. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 42(5), 361-367. doi: 10.1037/a0025022


Shashi, V., Keshavan, M., Kaczorowski, J., Schoch, K., Lewandowski, K.E., McConkie-Rosell, A., Hooper, S.R., Kwapil, T.R. (2010). Socioeconomic status and psychological function in children with chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome: implications for genetic counseling. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 19(5), 535-544. doi: 10.1007/s10897-010-9309-x.


Shashi, V. Howard, T.D., Keshavan, M.S., Kaczorowski, J., Berry, M.N., Schoch, K., Spence, E.J., Kwapil, T.R. (2010). COMT and anxiety and cognition in children with chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Psychiatry Research, 178(2), 433 – 436.
doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2010.04.048.


Shashi, V., Kwapil, T.R., Kaczorowski, J., Berry, M.N., Santos, C.S., Howard, T.D.,
Goradia, D., Prasad, K., Vaibhav, D., Rajarethinam, R., Spence, E., & Keshavan, M.S. (2010). Evidence of neuronal reduction and dysfunction in chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 181, 1 - 8. doi: 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2009.07.003.


Kaczorowski, J.A., Barrantes-Vidal, N., & Kwapil, T.R. (2009). Neurological soft signs in psychometrically identified schizotypy. Schizophrenia Research, 115, 293 – 302. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2009.06.018.


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