Erika M Cascio

Erika M Cascio, Psy.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Business Phone: (352) 265-0294
Business Email: emellott@ufl.edu

About Erika M Cascio

Erika Cascio, PsyD, is an assistant professor and neuropsychologist who joined the University of Florida faculty in 2016 in the department of clinical & health psychology. A graduate of Wright State University School of Professional Psychology, she completed specialized training in pediatric neuropsychology at Wallace Kettering Neuroscience Institute and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, followed by a neuropsychology residency and pediatric neuropsychology fellowship at UF. Dr. Cascio’s clinical focus involves assessment and diagnosis of neurocognitive conditions affecting children with complex medical illnesses. She is an expert on the brain-behavior relationship, particularly related to how diseases and their associated treatments impact the developing brain. Dr. Cascio is especially passionate about pediatric cancer, epilepsy and traumatic brain injury.

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Psychology
Areas of Interest
  • Epilepsy – overview
  • Epilepsy in children
  • Neurocognitive disorder
  • Neurologic deficit
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Research Profile

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.

Publications

2015
Integrating Neuropsychology and Brain Imaging for a Referral of Possible Pseudodementia: A Case Report.
The Clinical neuropsychologist. 29(2):272-92 [DOI] 10.1080/13854046.2015.1008047. [PMID] 25658577.

Grants

Sep 2019 ACTIVE
Florida Development in Early Childhood: Adversity and Drug Exposure (FL-DECADE) Study
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA

Education

Fellowship – Pediatric Neuropsychology
2016 · University of Florida
Residency – Neuropsychology
2014 · University of Florida
Psy.D. – Psychology
2010 · Wright State University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2017-2021
CLP6948 Advanced Practicum in Clinical Child Psychology
2017-2018,2020-2021
CLP6945 Advanced Practicum in Neuropsychology
2019-2021
CLP7428C Neuropsychological Assessment of Adults
2017-2019,2021
CLP6430 Clinical Psychological Assessment
2018
CLP6947 Practicum in Intervention

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 265-0294
Emails:
Business:
emellott@ufl.edu