Shelley Heaton, PhD

Shelley HeatonClinical Associate Professor

Phone: (352) 273-5269

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology –  University of California, San Diego
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology –
Occidental College

Dr. Shelley Heaton is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical & Health Psychology, where she mentors doctoral candidates and teaches a variety of courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. She is also the program director for the Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Outcomes Program.

Much of Dr. Heaton’s research focuses on ways to measure cognitive functioning after neurological injury. She is also conducting ongoing independent research on behavioral and cognitive outcomes after pediatric brain injury.

In addition to working on the UF Craniofacial Clinic team, Dr. Heaton has published articles in several scholarly journals, including Child Neuropsychology, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society and Brain Injury, among others.

Representative Publications

  • Waid-Ebbs, J.K., Wen, P.S., Heaton, S.C., Donovan, N.J. & Velozo, C. (in press, June 2012). The Item level psychometrics of the Behavior Rating Index of Executive Function-Adult (BRIEF-A) in a TBI Sample. Brain Injury.
  • Cohen, M., Heaton, S.C., Ginn, N., & Eyberg, S. (2011). Parent-Child Interaction Therapy as a Family-Oriented Approach to Behavioral Management Following Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: A Case Report. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsr086
  • Donovan, N.J., Heaton, S.C., Kimberg, C.I., Wen, P., Waid-Ebbs, K., Coster, W., Singletary, F., & Velozo, C.A. (2011). Conceptualizing Functional Cognition in Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation. Brain Injury, 25(4): 348-364.
  • Heaton, S.C. (2010). A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the World of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (Invited Book Review). Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 16: 1-6.
  • Papa, L., Akinyi, L., Liu, M.C., Pineda, J.A., Tepas, J.J., Oli, M.W., Zheng, W., Robinson, G., Robicsek, S.A., Gabrielli, A., Heaton, S.C., Hannay, J., Demery, J.A., Brophy, G.M., Layon, J., Robertson, C., Hayes, R.L. and Wang, K.W. (2010) Ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase is a novel biomarker in humans for severe traumatic brain injury. Critical Care Medicine, 38(1): 138-144.
  • Brophy, G.M., Pineda, J.A., Papa, L., Lewis, S.B., Valadka, A.B., Hannay, H.J., Heaton, S.C., Demery, J.A., Liu, M.C., Tepas, J.J., Gabrielli, A., Robicsek, S. Wang, K.W., Robertson, C.S. and Hayes, R.L. (2009). αII-Spectrin Breakdown Product Cerebrospinal Fluid Exposure Metrics Suggest Differences in Cellular Injury Mechanisms after Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Neurotrauma, 26: 1-9.
  • Preston, A.S., Heaton, S.C., McCann, S.J., Watson, W.D., Selke, G. (2009). The role of multidimensional attentional abilities in academic skills of children with ADHD. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 42(3): 240-249.
  • Donovan, N. J., Kendall, D.L., Heaton, S. C., Kwon, S., Velozo, C.A., & Duncan, P.W. (2008). Conceptualizing Functional Cognition in Stroke. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 22(2), 122-135.
  • Pineda, J.A., Lewis, S.B., Valadka, A.B., Papa, L., H., Hannay, J.H., Heaton, S.C., Liu, M.C., Aikman, J.M., Akle, V., Tepas, J.J., Wang, K., Robertson, C.S., Hayes, R.L. (2007). Clinical significance of αII-Spectrin Breakdown Products in CSF after Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Neurotrauma, 24(2), 354-366.
  • Heaton, S. C., Reader, S. K., Preston, A. S., Fennell, E., Puyana, O. E., Gill, N., Johnson, J. H.  (2001). The Test of Everyday Attention for Children (TEA-Ch): Patterns of Performance in Children with ADHD and Clinical Controls. Child Neuropsychology, 7(4), 251-264.