Erika Cascio, Psy.D.

Erika CascioClinical Assistant Professor



Office:  (352) 273-5117


Center for Pediatric Psychology and Family Studies

Curriculum Vitae


  • Psy.D. 2010, Wright State University
  • M.A. 2008, Cleveland State University

Research Focus

Dr. Cascio’s research interests span a variety of topics within neuropsychology; although, she holds a particular interest in pediatric cancer and traumatic brain injury. Her doctoral dissertation involved the development of a recovery guide for children who have experienced mild traumatic brain injury/concussion and their families, which comprised an activity book geared toward assisting school-age children in understanding the recovery process. Since joining the faculty, Dr. Cascio has been a part of many interdisciplinary research studies and clinical trials within oncology, neurology, pediatric congenital heart, and neonatology. Her interest in program development has also led to procurement of several philanthropic grants supporting service provision within pediatrics.

Clinical Focus

Dr. Cascio is an attending neuropsychologist in the UF Psychology Clinic, as well as the Department of Pediatrics within UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. She enjoys working with individuals across the lifespan and currently serves both children and adults in her clinical practice. Her clinical focus involves the assessment and diagnosis of neurocognitive conditions affecting children and adults with complex medical illness. Dr. Cascio is especially passionate about working with patients in the areas of oncology, epilepsy and traumatic brain injury. She is one of three faculty who conducts WADA procedures, and one of two faculty who conducts intraoperative cortical mapping evaluations. Additionally, she is a part of the Pediatric Neurotrauma service & TBI response team and is the faculty director of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Advanced practicum.  She trains and supervises pre-doctoral students, intern residents, and fellows in the neuropsychological assessment of children and adults, as well as psychotherapeutic intervention.

Key Presentations

Handel, E., Davidson, K., Magnuson, S., Frantz, S., Mellott, E., & Allen, J.B. (2013). Incremental Predictive Validity in Estimating Premorbid Cognitive Functioning. Poster presented at the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) 2013 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Besuner, P., Burkett, K., Dupont, N., Fowler, A., Harpster, K., Mellott, E., & Vilalba, T. (2013). Evidence-Based Interventions for Improving Interpersonal Skills in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the Ohio Maternal Child and Health Training Programs Poster Symposium, Columbus, OH.

Mellott, E., Handel, E., & Miller, J. (2012). Long-Term Neurocognitive Outcome of Children Treated for Standard-Risk Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia: A Case Comparison. Poster presented to the 2013 International Neuropsychology Society Annual Conference, Waikoloa, HI.

Magnuson, S., Davidson, K., Livers, E., Handel, E., & Frantz, S. (2012).  Effect of education quality on predicting premorbid intelligence. Poster presented at the National Academy of Neuropsychology Conference in Nashville, TN November, 2012.

Livers, E., & Miller, J. (2012). All shook up: Neuropsychological outcome of a shaken baby. Poster presented at the Midwest Neuropsychology Group Conference in Kettering, OH April 2012.

Brady, B., Livers, E., & Romer-Jordan, K. (2011). Groups in wilderness therapy. Poster presented at the Tri-State Group Therapy Conference in Dayton, OH September, 2011.

Miller, A., Bryant, K., Martincin, K., Livers, E., Martukovich, R., & Poreh, A. (2009). Examining the self-corrected and non-self corrected errors on the Stroop test. Poster presented at the National Academy of Neuropsychology Conference in New Orleans, LA November, 2009.

Courses Taught

  • Lifespan Assessment
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Clinical Interviewing
  • Child Assessment
  • Psychology of Learning

Professional Memberships

  • International Neuropsychological Society (INS)
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN)
  • Wellgates Scholar Program
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • American Psychological Association (APA); APA Division 40
  • Ohio Psychological Association (OPA)