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T. Andrew Zabelq

Clinical Director
Kennedy Krieger Institute
United States of America


BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: Dr. Zabel received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Drexel University of Philadelphia, PA in 2000, and completed his internship training at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Zabel also completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Zabel is board-certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a licensed psychologist in Maryland. He joined the Hopkins/KKI faculty in 2002. He is active in the mentoring programs at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and participates in the neuropsychological training of externs, pre-doctoral interns and post-doctoral residents. Dr. Zabel is the clinical director of the Department of Neuropsychology, and is active in the development of clinical services and provision of neuropsychological assessments at KKI. RESEARCH SUMMARY: Dr. Zabel’s research focuses upon the adaptive and neuropsychological functioning of individuals with congenital and acquired disorders of the brain’s white matter, with particular emphasis on persons with hydrocephalus, spina bifida, Sturge-Weber syndrome, and cerebral palsy. Recent publications have focused on the executive components of medical self-care, self-management, and transition into adulthood. Dr. Zabel and his collaborators at Kennedy Krieger Institute have created a system of internet-based clinical data collection to facilitate efficient parent- and teacher-report of behavior.

Research Interest



  • Dicianno BE, Kinback N, Bellin MH, Chaikind L, Buhari AM, Holmbeck GN, Zabel TA, Donlan RM, Collins DM. Depressive symptoms in adults with spina bifida. Rehabil Psychol (2015) 60: 246-253.

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