Kristen R. Hoskinson, PhD :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Kristen R. Hoskinson, PhD

Kristen R. Hoskinson, PhD

Center for Biobehavioral Health
Principal Investigator

Pediatric Neuropsychology
Physician Team

Contact Information

700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-3182
FX: (614) 722-4718


Kristen R. Hoskinson, PhD, is a principal investigator in the Center for Biobehavioral Health at The Research Institute and a pediatric neuropsychologist in the Department of Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology at Nationwide Children's Hospital. She is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Hoskinson's research interests include the neurocognitive and psychosocial comorbidities of childhood brain disorder, as well as the use of functional neuroimaging methods to identify associated neuroanatomical and functional substrates of these deficits. Her current research uses these neuroimaging methods to study cognitive and social difficulties faced by long term survivors of pediatric brain tumor and children with post-traumatic brain injury.

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  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Clinical Interests

  • Working with children with pediatric epilepsy, brain tumors and CNS-involved cancers, and traumatic brain injury
  • Working with children with a wide range of medical, neurological, and neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Use of neuropsychological evaluation in the development of educational and psychosocial programming

Research Interests

Research Center:

Areas of Interest:

  • Efficacy of web-based interventions for adolescents with traumatic brain injuries and their families
  • Neurocognitive and psychosocial sequelae of childhood brain disorder, including pediatric brain tumor and traumatic brain injury - using functional, structural, and diffusion tensor imaging methods to clarify the neural substrates of these difficulties

Research Funding*:

  • Comparative Effectiveness of Family Problem-Solving Therapy (F-PST) for Adolescent TBI (Wade, PI; Hoskinson, Co-I) , Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
  • Neuroimaging of Mechanisms Subserving Cognitive and Social Outcomes in Childhood TBI (Hoskinson, PI), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Neuroimaging of Cognitive and Social-Cognitive Functioning in Childhood Traumatic Brain Injury (Hoskinson, PI) , The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Neuroimaging of Cognitive and Social Function in Pediatric Brain Tumor (Hoskinson, PI) , St. Baldrick's Foundation

Education and Training


  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 08/31/2012

Graduate School

  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Date Completed: 08/31/2012


  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/2015


  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Health


  • Psychology


  • Pediatric Neuropsychology
  • Psychology

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 07/31/2015

Professional Experience


  • Principal Investigator, Center for Biobehavioral Health, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital


  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine


  • Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Department of Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology, Nationwide Children's Hospital


  • Robinson KE1, Kaizar E2, Catroppa C1, Godfrey C2, Yeates KO3. Systematic review and meta-analysis of cognitive interventions for children with central nervous system disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders. J Pediatr Psychol. 2014 Sep;39(8):846-65. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsu031. Epub 2014 May 26. PubMed ID: 24864276
  • Robinson KE1, Pearson MM, Cannistraci CJ, Anderson AW, Kuttesch JF Jr, Wymer K, Smith SE, Park S, Compas BE. Functional neuroimaging of working memory in survivors of childhood brain tumors and healthy children: Associations with coping and psychosocial outcomes. Child Neuropsychol. 2014 Jun 5:1-24. PubMed ID: 24898852
  • Robinson KE1, Fountain-Zaragoza S, Dennis M, Taylor HG, Bigler ED, Rubin K, Vannatta K, Gerhardt CA, Stancin T, Yeates KO. Executive functions and theory of mind as predictors of social adjustment in childhood traumatic brain injury. J Neurotrauma. 2014 Nov 15;31(22):1835-42. doi: 10.1089/neu.2014.3422. Epub 2014 Sep 24. PubMed ID: 25003478
  • Robinson KE1, Wolfe KR, Yeates KO, Mahone EM, Cecil KM, Ris MD. Predictors of adaptive functioning and psychosocial adjustment in children with pediatric brain tumor: a report from the Brain Radiation Investigative Study Consortium. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Mar;62(3):509-16. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25323. Epub 2014 Nov 14. PubMed ID: 25400011
  • Robinson KE1, Pearson MM2, Cannistraci CJ3, Anderson AW3, Kuttesch JF4, Wymer K1, Smith SE1, Compas BE1. Neuroimaging of executive function in survivors of pediatric brain tumors and healthy controls. Neuropsychology. 2014 Sep;28(5):791-800. doi: 10.1037/neu0000077. Epub 2014 Apr 28. PubMed ID: 24773415
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