Departments, Centers, & Programs:
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Shriners Hospital for Children Boston
51 Blossom Street
Boston, MA 02114
- PhD, Clark University
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
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Dr. O'Donnell is the neuropsychologist for the Partners Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center at MGHfC. She conducts research on the neuropsychological effects of MS in collaboration with five other centers of excellence across the country funded in part by the National MS Society.
Much of her research has focused on the impact of parenting styles on children's motivation, cognitive style, and emotional well-being.
Dr. O'Donnell is particularly interested in the well-being and adjustment of children with executive function deficits like those associated with ADHD who are affected by pediatric or family illness.
She is currently conducting research on the impact of problems with executive function on adolescents' adherence to diabetes self-care.
Charvet, LE, O'Donnell, EH, Belman, AL, Chitnis, T, Ness, JM, Parrish, J, Patterson, M, Rodrigues, E, Waubant, E, Weinstock-Guttman, B, & Krupp, LB. Longitudinal Evaluation of Cognitive Functioning in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis: Report from the US Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Network. Multiple Sclerosis Journal 2014.
O'Donnell, EH, Eddy, K., & Rauch, P. (2013) Parenting with chronic and life threatening illness: a parent guidance model, in Working with Families in Medical Settings: A Multidisciplinary Guide for Psychiatrists and Other Health Professionals edited by E Arzubi & E Mambrino. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.
Braaten EB, O?Donnell E. (2010) Neuropsychology and pediatrics, in A Practical Guide to Neuropsychological Testing for Patients, Practitioners, and Other Professionals edited by E Arzubi & E Mambrino. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.