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Jesse Bledsoe, PhD

Jesse Bledsoe, PhD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

On staff since August 2014

Children's Title: Clinical Neuropsychologist, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Academic Title: Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

"My clinical work is through the neuropsychological consultation service which provides neurocognitive evaluations for patients experiencing brain tumors, leukemia, genetic disorders and rare diseases, seizure disorders, heart transplantation and heart failure, concussion, cerebral palsy, neurofibromatosis, psychological/psychiatric disorders, and many other diseases and disorders. I enjoy working with these children and their families immensely and feel honored to be part of their journey as they navigate a new diagnosis, enter treatment, and on their path to recovery."

  • Dr. Bledsoe received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Michigan State University. After graduate school he completed his clinical residency and two year postdoctoral training in neuropsychology at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Childrens Hospital. He is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine and pediatric neuropsychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Seattle Childrens Hospital. Dr. Bledsoe also conducts research on neurocognitive impacts of treatment for pediatric cancer as a principal investigator through the Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development (CCHBD) at Seattle Childrens Hospital Research Institute.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Joseph Becker, Ph.D. Research Award University of Washington School of Medicine
    Joan C. Martin, Ph.D. Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Internship University of Washington School of Medicine
    Research Award Grant Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Latin American School for Education, Cognitive, and Neural Sciences McDonnel Foundation
    College of Social Science Deans Fellowship FreeSurfer Surfaced-Based Cortical Mapping Workshop Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital Michigan State University
    Joan C. Martin, Ph.D. Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Internship University of Washington School of Medicine
    Research Award Grant Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Fellowship, Latin American School for Education, Cognitive, and Neural Sciences McDonnel Foundation
    College of Social Science Deans Fellowship Michigan State University, FreeSurfer Surfaced-Based Cortical Mapping Workshop Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital
    Joseph Becker, PH.D. Research Award University of Washington School of Medicine
    • Bledsoe JC, Xiao D, Chaovalitwongse A, Mehta S, Grabowski TJ, Semrud-Clikeman M, Pliszka S, Breiger D
      Diagnostic Classification of ADHD Versus Control: Support Vector Machine Classification Using Brief Neuropsychological Assessment.
      27231214 Journal of attention disorders , 2016 May 26
    • Bledsoe JC, Xiao D, Chaovalitwongse A, Mehta S, Grabowski TJ, Semrud-Clikeman M, Pliszka S, Breiger D
      Diagnostic Classification of ADHD Versus Control: Support Vector Machine Classification Using Brief Neuropsychological Assessment.
      27231214 Journal of attention disorders , 2016 May 26
    • Bledsoe JC, Xiao D, Chaovalitwongse A, Mehta S, Grabowski TJ, Semrud-Clikeman M, Pliszka S, Breiger D
      Diagnostic Classification of ADHD Versus Control: Support Vector Machine Classification Using Brief Neuropsychological Assessment.
      27231214 Journal of attention disorders , 2016 May 26
    • Svatkova A, Nestrasil I, Rudser K, Goldenring Fine J, Bledsoe J, Semrud-Clikeman M
      Unique white matter microstructural patterns in ADHD presentations-a diffusion tensor imaging study.
      27159198 Human brain mapping , 2016 May 9
    • Semrud-Clikeman M, Fine JG, Bledsoe J
      Social functioning using direct and indirect measures with children with High Functioning Autism, nonverbal learning disability, and typically developing children.
      25711370 Child neuropsychology : a journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence , 2016 : 22(3)318-35
    • Bledsoe JC, Breiger D
      Reply to "association between radiation dose to neuronal progenitor cell niches and temporal lobes and performance on neuropsychological testing in children: a prospective study" by Redmond et al.
      23935156 Neuro-oncology , 2013 Nov. : 15(11)1456 PMCID: PMC3813410
    • Fine JG, Semrud-Clikeman M, Bledsoe JC, Musielak KA
      A critical review of the literature on NLD as a developmental disorder.
      22385012 Child neuropsychology : a journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence , 2013 : 19(2)190-223
    • Semrud-Clikeman M, Fine JG, Bledsoe J, Zhu DC
      Magnetic resonance imaging volumetric findings in children with Asperger syndrome, nonverbal learning disability, or healthy controls.
      23672532 Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology , 2013 : 35(5)540-50
    • Semrud-Clikeman M, Fine JG, Bledsoe J, Zhu DC
      Gender differences in brain activation on a mental rotation task.
      22651549 The International journal of neuroscience , 2012 Oct. : 122(10)590-7
    • Bledsoe JC, Semrud-Clikeman M, Pliszka SR
      Neuroanatomical and neuropsychological correlates of the cerebellum in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder--combined type.
      21621143 Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , 2011 June : 50(6)593-601 PMCID: PMC3104210
    • Bledsoe, J., et al.
      Anterior Cingulate Cortex and Symptom Severity in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
      Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Biological Substrates of Impaired Neurocognitive Functioning: Understanding the Late Effects of Surviving a Pediatric Brain Tumor St. Baldrick's Foundation
    Neuroanatomical and Neurocognitive Outcomes of Radiation Therapy in Pediatric Brain Tumors Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development, Seattle Children's Hospital
    Cortical Thickness and Morphology in Children with ADHD-Combined Subtype: Effects of Medication Treatment and Implications for Neuropsychological Functioning and Behavior Blue Cross Blue Shield

Overview

Medical/Professional School

Michigan State University, East Lansing

Residency

Psychology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Fellowship

Neuropsychology, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle

Clinical Interests

Pediatric brain tumors, leukemia

Research Description

Dr. Bledsoe?s research and training has bridged the fields of multi-modal neuroimaging and neurocognitive development. His current work attempts to better understand the impacts of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy impact cognitive development in children. He has been fortunate to collaborate on multi-institutional projects assessing cognitive late effects in pediatric brain tumors using diffusion tensor imaging, structural brain imaging, and resting state functional imaging techniques. Dr. Bledsoe is also beginning a longitudinal project that will attempt to correlate neurocognitive changes following radiation therapy with changes in cortical development and white matter integrity. This work will include the team at Seattle Children?s Hospital as well as colleagues at the University of Washington?s Integrative Brain Imaging Center (IBIC) who have expertise in multi-modal imaging and machine learning analysis.