Generic Profile Picture Clemente Vega, PsyD

clemente_vega@williamjames.edu

Role(s)

  • Adjunct Faculty, Clinical and School Psychology Departments

Degrees

  • PsyD, Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Neuropsychology, Carlos Albizu University

Teaching

  • Biological Basis of Behavior and Learning (BL 622)
  • Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessment (NP 610)

Research and Practice Interests

  • Cross-Cultural Assessment Practices
  • Cognitive, behavioral and affective comorbidities in epilepsy syndromes
  • Pediatric outcomes of neurosurgery for treatment of refractory epilepsy

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist/Health Service Provider (Massachusetts Board of Registration of Psychologists)
  • Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology (American Board of Professional Psychology)
  • Board Certified Subspecialist in Pediatric Neuropsychology (American Board of Professional Psychology)

Awards

  • Director of the Year, The Village South, Miami, FL, December 2006

Publications and Presentations

Recent Publications

Muñoz, M., Nelson, A., Johnson, M., Godoy, N., Serrano, E., Chagua, E.,… Shin, S. (2016).  Community-based needs assessment of neurodevelopment, caregiver, and home environment factors in young children affected by HIV in Lima, Peru. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, 25, 1-7. http://dx.doi: 10.1177/2325957416631625  

Vega, C., Brenner, L., Madsen, J., Bourgeois, B., Waber, D.P., & Boyer, K.M. (2015) Lexical retrieval pre- and post-temporal lobe epilepsy surgery in a pediatric sample. Epilepsy and Behavior, 42, 61-65. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yebeh.2014.10.003

Suarez, R.O., Taimouri, V., Boyer, K., Vega, C., Rotenberg, A., Madsen, J.R.,… Warfield, S.K. (2014). Passive fMRI mapping of language function for pediatric epilepsy surgical planning: validation using Wada, ECS, and FMAER. Epilepsy Research, 108, 1874-1888. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2014.09.016

Peters, J.M., Taquet, M., Vega, C., Jeste, S.S., Sanchez-Fernandez, I., Tan, J.,… Warfield, S.K. (2013). Brain functional networks in syndromic and non-syndromic autism: A graph theoretical study of EEG connectivity. BMC Medicine, 11, 54-70. http://dx.doi.org: 10.1186/1741-7015-11-54

Bai, X., Vestal, M., Berman, R., Negishi, M., Spann, M., Vega, C.,… Blumenfeld, H. (2012). Dynamic timecourse of typical childhood absence seizures:  EEG, behavior and fMRI. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 5884-5893. http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5101-09.2010

Vega, C. (2015). Causes and types of cognitive domain impairments in epilepsy: Epilepsy syndromes, substrates, and seizures. Co-morbidities and Quality of Life in Epilepsy. E.K. St. Louis, D. M. Ficker, T.J. O’Brien, (Eds.). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Recent Presentations

Boyer, K., Ryan, C., Vega, C. (2016, February). Assessment of Arabic-speaking international patients: Experience from a pediatric epilepsy center. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA.

Rey, G., Vega, C., Kanner, A.M., Rey, G.J. (2016, February). Verbal memory assessment of Spanish speaking patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA.

Vega, C., Sanchez-Fernandez, I., Klehm, J., Peters, J., Thome-Souza, S., Jackson, M.,…Loddenkemper, T. (2015, December). Efficacy of high-dose Clobazam treatment on seizures, epileptiform activity, and cognition in CSWS. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, Philadelphia, PA.

Vega, C., Brenner, L., Waber, D., Valle, V., Boyer, K. (2015, February). Verbal memory decline after left temporal lobe epilepsy surgery in a pediatric sample. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, CO.

Brenner, L., Vega, C., White, M., Crigler, F., Madsen, J., Bourgeois, B., Waber, D., Boyer, K. (2014, February). Word retrieval before and after temporal lobe epilepsy surgery in a pediatric sample. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Seattle, WA.

Klehm, J., Sanchez-Fernandez, I., Peters, J., Thome-Souza, S., Harini, H., Vega, C.,… Loddenkemper, T. (2013, December). Select improvement in neurobehavioral status of two patients following high dose Clobazam for treatment of CSWS. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, Washington, DC.

Vega, C., Sanchez-Fernandez, I., Klehm, J., Peters, J., Thome-Souza, S., Harini, H.,… Loddenkemper, T. Response of seizures and epileptiform activity to high dose Clobazam treatment (2013, December). Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, Washington, DC.

Girard, J.M., Vega, C., Takeoka, M., Waber, D.P., Boyer, K.M. (2013, Feb). Neuropsychological profiles of children with benign rolandic epilepsy. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of Mysell Research, Harvard Medical School University; Boston, MA.

Zajac, L., Girard, J., Vega, C., Lundy-Krigbaum, S., Sarco, D.P., Takeoka, M,… Boyer, K.M. (2013, Feb). Predictors of risk for behavior and learning problems in children with benign rolandic epilepsy. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Kona Island, HI.

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Staff Neuropsychologist, Department of Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Chair, Practicing Neuropsychologists Pipeline subcommittee American Board of Professional Psychology
  • Advisory Committee Member for Ethnic Minority Affairs, Society for Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Mentoring Committee, Hispanic Neuropsychological Society

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Executive Board Member, Hispanic Neuropsychological Society

Professional Affiliations

  • American Epilepsy Society
  • Society for Clinical Neuropsychology
  • American Board of Professional Psychology
  • Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society
  • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Hispanic Neuropsychological Society