Biography

Veronica Bordes Edgar, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Bordes Edgar received her undergraduate degree in psychology with high honors from the University of Texas at Austin. She went on to earn her doctorate degree in counseling psychology at Arizona State University. During that time, she received training at Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School for her clinical internship. Dr. Bordes Edgar then completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the University of Minnesota Medical School/Children’s Hospital.

Board certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, Dr. Bordes Edgar joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2014. 

She is the co-Director of the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics where her departmental activities include neuropsychological evaluation of children with developmental disabilities, and teaching and training of graduate students, residents, and fellows. 

Dr. Bordes Edgar’s clinical expertise is in the area of pediatric neuropsychology. She has particular interest in working with children who have neurodevelopmental disorders both acquired and genetic. She is bilingual/bicultural and has received specialized training in assessment and therapy in Spanish. Dr. Bordes Edgar’s research expertise is aligned with her clinical interests, as well as in bilingual and cultural issues related to neuropsychology.

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Education & Training
  • Undergraduate School - The University of Texas at Austin (1998-2001), Psychology
  • Graduate School - Arizona State University (2002-2008), Psychology
  • Internship - Harvard Medical School/Children's Hospital Boston (2007-2008), Psychology
  • Fellowship - University of Minnesota Medical School/Children's Hospital (2008-2010), Pediatric Neuropsychology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (2016)
  • American Board of Professional Psychology (2014)
  • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (2012)
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology (2012)
  • American Psychological Association (2009)
  • Hispanic Neuropsychological Society (2007)
  • International Neuropsychological Society (2007)
  • Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (2007), APA Div 40
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race (2007), APA Div 45
  • National Latina/o Psychological Association (2002)
Honors & Awards
  • Student Scholarship 2008, National Latina/o Psychological Association
  • Distinguished Doctoral Candidate Award 2007, Arizona State University Faculty Women's Association
  • Excellence in Campus Leadership Award 2005, American Psychological Association of Graduate Students
  • Presidential Citation for Professional Leadership and Service 2004, National Latina/o Psychological Association
  • Fellow 2003, Ford Foundation - The National Academies
Books & Publications
Research
  • Bilingual (Spanish-English) and Cultural Issues in Neuropsychology
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities in Young Children
  • Pediatric Neuropsychology

Clinical Focus

  • Neuropsychologist

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