David Breiger, PhD

David Breiger, PhD

Neuropsychology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

On staff since July 1992

Children's Title: Clinical Program Director, Psychological Assessment Service

Academic Title: Acting Assistant Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research


  • Julia Renton WA 03.04.15

    Dr. Breiger was very informative in discussing the results of my foster child's diagnosis. He did not rush the call and answered all my questions at that time. He seemed to cover every angle for diagnosis of FASD/Intellectually Disabled. He further stated that he would be in touch with the school himself to advise them on what my child's educational structure should look like.


Medical/Professional School

University of Houston, Houston


Child and Adolescent Psychology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston

Clinical Interests

Neuropsychological outcomes

Research Description

My interests include neuropsychological outcomes of children with brain tumors, neuropsychological and psychosocial adjustment of long-term survivors of acute lymphocytic leukemia, neuropsychological functioning in children with thought disorders or chronic fatigue syndrome and the cultural context and understanding of autism.

Research Focus Area

Behavioral / Mental Health


  • Katz LF, Leary A, Breiger D, Friedman D
    Pediatric Cancer and the Quality of Children's Dyadic Peer Interactions.
    20522423 Journal of pediatric psychology , 2010 June 2
  • Hooper SR, Giuliano AJ, Youngstrom EA, Breiger D, Sikich L, Frazier JA, Findling RL, McClellan J, Hamer RM, Vitiello B, Lieberman JA
    Neurocognition in early-onset schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders.
    20215926 Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , 2010 Jan. : 52-60
  • Kadan-Lottick NS, Brouwers P, Breiger D, Kaleita T, Dziura J, Liu H, Chen L, Nicoletti M, Stork L, Bostrom B, Neglia JP
    A comparison of neurocognitive functioning in children previously randomized to dexamethasone or prednisone in the treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
    19546477 Blood , 2009 Aug. 27 : 1746-52
  • Malee K, Williams PL, Montepiedra G, Nichols S, Sirois PA, Storm D, Farley J, Kammerer B
    The role of cognitive functioning in medication adherence of children and adolescents with HIV infection.
    18647794 Journal of pediatric psychology , 2009 Mar. : 164-75
  • Geyer JR, Sposto R, Jennings M, Boyett JM, Axtell RA, Breiger D, Broxson E, Donahue B, Finlay JL, Goldwein JW, Heier LA, Johnson D, Mazewski C, Miller DC, Packer R, Puccetti D, Radcliffe J, Tao ML, Shiminski-Maher T
    Multiagent chemotherapy and deferred radiotherapy in infants with malignant brain tumors: a report from the Children's Cancer Group.
    16234523 Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology , 2005 Oct. 20 : 7621-31
  • Collett B, Breiger D, King D, Cunningham M, Speltz M
    Neurodevelopmental implications of "deformational" plagiocephaly.
    16222180 Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP , 2005 Oct. : 379-89
  • McClellan J, Prezbindowski A, Breiger D, McCurry C
    Neuropsychological functioning in early onset psychotic disorders.
    15037336 Schizophrenia research , 2004 May 1 : 21-6
  • McClellan J, Breiger D, McCurry C, Hlastala SA
    Premorbid functioning in early-onset psychotic disorders.
    12921474 Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , 2003 June : 666-72