• Beebe Lab Research

    Dean Beebe is a pediatric neuropsychologist who is interested in the impact of medical conditions on children's neuropsychological functioning. He has a particular interest in sleep as an outcome in pediatric neurological disorders, and as a cause or contributor to neuropsychological dysfunction among otherwise healthy or neurologically impaired children. He has ongoing investigations into several topics:

    • The effects of sleep and sleep pathology on the brain and on neuropsychological functioning of children and adolescents 
    • Sleep and neuropsychological functioning among children with neurological illnesses (e.g., epilepsy) or injuries (e.g., traumatic brain injury), or with medical conditions that can affect the brain (e.g., lupus)
    • The relationship between sleep development and neuropsychological development across childhood
    • Measurement of higher-level skills that have been called "executive functions"

    Beebe is also interested in professional development issues and service to the profession.  He has been a primary supervisor of postdoctoral residents / fellows in pediatric neuropsychology at Cincinnati Children’s since 2000, is currently on the board of directors of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN), and oversees the website for Be Ready for ABPP In Neuropsychology (BRAIN), a study support network dedicated to helping qualified neuropsychologists achieve board certification through the American Board of Professional Psychology and American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABPP / ABCN).  He is an associate editor of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, is on the editorial board for Child Neuropsychology and SLEEP, and is an ad-hoc reviewer for a number of other journals.  At Cincinnati Children’s, he directs for the Neuropsychology Program and Neuropsychology Post-Doctoral Residency/Fellowship within the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, and is scientific co-director of the Behavioral Core.

  • Dean Beebe.