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John D. Ball , PhD

    • Title:
    • Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

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    • Focus Areas:
    • Vice-Chair, EVMS Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
      Professor, EVMS Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (1993 – Present)
      Co-Director, The Neuropsychology Center at EVMS

    • Office Location:
    • Andrews Hall

    • Undergraduate Education:
    • Graduate Education:
    • PhD, Combined Program in Clinical/School Psychology, University of Virginia, 1978

    • Postdoctoral Education:
    • Clinical Psychology Internship, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX, 1978
      Post-doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Virginia, 1984-86

    • Medical Education:
    • Residency:
    • Fellowship
    • Research Interests:
    • Assessment – neuropsychological, intellectual, academic, and personality; ADHD, LD, Brain Injury.

    • Primary Specialty:
    • Neuropsychology

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    • Recent Publications

      Ball, J.D., Deutsch, S.I., Abuhamad, A.Z., Katz, E., Mason, J., & Becket, J. (Under Review). Mild isolated cerebral ventriculomegaly on fetal ultrasound: Support for nonverbal learning disability. Pediatrics.

      Ball, J.D. (2010). Professional development: Mine and theirs.  Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 17, 326-332.

      Markham, P.T., Porter, B. & Ball, J.D. (in press).  Effectiveness of a program using a vehicle tracking system, incentives, and disincentives to reduce the speeding behavior of drivers with ADHD.  Journal of Attention Disorders.

      Attix, D.K., Story, T.J., Chelune, G.J., Ball, J.D., Stutts, M.L., Hart, R.P., & Barth, J.T. (2009). The prediction of change: Normal neuropsychological trajectories. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 23, 21-38.

      Selected Recent Presentations

      Morton, C., Clark, S., Kelley, C., Neumann, S., Ball, J.D., Stutts, M., & Eich, D. (Under Review). Heart rate variability before Coronary Artery Graft Surgery Related to Postoperative Cognitive Decline at 6 Weeks. Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

      Ball, J.D. (October, 2011). Sleep and ADHD. Paper accepted to Virginia Psychological Association Fall Conference, Virginia Beach, VA.

      Baum, L.J., O'Connor Penuto, T., Brown, L.M., & Ball, J.D. (August, 2011). Competency restoration: Factors associated with an inability to restore. Presentation submitted to the American Psychological Association Meeting, Washington, D.C.

      Ball, J.D., & Peck, E. (April 2011). Neuropsychology in Virginia Courts.  Three hour workshop presented to Virginia Psychological Association Meeting, Hot Springs, VA.

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