Specialties:

Biography:

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Education/Training

Undergraduate: Mount Holyoke College
Graduate: European Graduate School of Child Neuropsychology
Graduate: American University
Graduate: Drexel University

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Pediatric Neuropsychology, with a special interest in Sickle Cell disease

Publications

1. Braniecki, S.H., Barakat, L.P., Radcliffe, J., Whitley, K. & Armstrong, D. (2004, April). A family-based cognitive-behavioral pain intervention using guided imagery for children with sickle cell disease: A pilot study. Poster presentation at the Society of Pediatric Psychology National Child Health Psychology Conference, Charleston, SC.

2. Braniecki, S.H., Barakat, L.P., Radcliffe, J., Whitley, K. & Armstrong, D. (2004, April). A family-based cognitive-behavioral pain intervention using guided imagery for children with sickle cell disease: A pilot study. Poster  resentation at the National Sickle Cell Disease Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

3. Braniecki, S.H., Streisand, R. & Kazak, A.E. (2000, March). The relationship between parenting stress and family functioning in pediatric cancer. Paper presentation at the Eastern Psychological Association 71st Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

4. Braniecki, S.H., Streisand, R. & Kazak, A.E. (2000, April). Development of the Pediatric Inventory for Parents (PIP). Poster presented at the Millennium Conference of the Great Lakes Society of Pediatric Psychology, Cleveland, OH.

5. Braniecki, S.H., Barakat, L.P., Radcliffe, J, Marsh, J, and Smith-Whitley, K. (2000, April). Perception of pain in children with sickle cell disease. Paper presentation at the 24th Annual Meeting of the National Sickle Cell Disease Program, Philadelphia, PA.

6. Braniecki, S.H., Wolters, P.L., Balsamo, L., Elliott, E.K., & Brouwers, P. (1999, March). The development of semantic knowledge in children with symptomatic HIV infection. Poster presented at the Drexel/Hahnemann Sigma XI Research Day, Philadelphia, PA.

7. Braniecki, S.H., Wolters, P.L., Balsamo, L., Elliott, E.K., & Brouwers, P. (1998). The development of semantic knowledge in children with symptomatic HIV infection [Abstract]. Journal of Neurovirology, 4, 344.

8. Braniecki, S.H., Wolters, P.L., Balsamo, L., Elliott, E.K., & Brouwers, P. (1998, June). The development of semantic knowledge in children with symptomatic HIV infection. Paper presented at the Neuroscience of HIV Infection Symposium, Chicago, IL.

9. Gaillard, W.D., Phulwani, P., Whitnah, J.R., Dubovsky, E.C., Braniecki, S.H., Conry, J., Weinstein, S., Pearl, P., & Vezina, L.G. (1997, December). Mesial temporal sclerosis in children and adults. Poster session presented at the American Epilepsy Society Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

10. Gaillard, W.D., Pugliese, M., Grandin, C.B., Braniecki. S.H., Kondapaneni,P., Hunter, K., Xu, B., Petrella, J., Balsamo, L., Arnold, M.C. & Basso, G. Cortical Localization of Reading in Normal Children: A fMRI Language Study. Neurology.

11. Grandin, C.B., Gaillard, W.D., Whitnah, J.R., Braniecki, S.H., Hunter, K., & Theodore, W.H. (1998). Comparison of phonological and semantic verbal fluency tasks: an fMRI study. Poster session presented at the Brain Mapping Conference, Montreal, Canada.

12. Grandin, C.B., Gaillard, W.D., Whitnah, J.R., Braniecki, S.H., Hunter, K., & Theodore, W.H. (1998). Gender related differences in activated brain areas for language processing: an fMRI study. Poster session presented at the Brain Mapping Conference, Montreal, Canada.

13. Grandin, C.B., Petrella, J.R., Gaillard, W.D., Hunter, K., Whitnah, J., Braniecki, S.H., Frank, J.A., & Theodore, W.H. (1997, September). fMRI study of sex differences in lateralization of phonological language processing. Paper presented at the European Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine & Biology, Brussels, Belgium.

14. Streisand, R. Braniecki, S.H.,Tercyak, K.P. & Kazak, A.E. (2001). Development of a brief self-report measure of childhood illness-related parenting stress: the Pediatric Inventory for Parents (PIP). Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 26 (3), 155-162.