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


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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Schizophrenia research , 2004 May 1 : 21-6
  • McClellan J, Breiger D, McCurry C, Hlastala SA
    Premorbid functioning in early-onset psychotic disorders.
    Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , 2003 June : 666-72