Susanne W. Duvall, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
  • Assistant Director of the Clinical Psychology PhD Program
  • Pediatrics, Division of Hematology and Oncology, School of Medicine


Dr. Duvall specializes in neuropsychological assessment with children and young adults, which focuses on understanding how the developing brain is working in daily life within the current medical and psychosocial context of each individual. 

Her research interests focus on the development of executive function, outcomes in children born very low birth weight or premature, autism spectrum disorder, and cognition in children with brain tumors.  Dr. Duvall is also very interested in cultural and individual differences that impact coping, functional outcome, diagnosis and treatment in these populations. 

Dr. Duvall is the Associate Training Director for the OHSU Clinical Psychology PhD Program.  She also provides direct supervision and didactics to graduate students, psychology practicum students, psychology interns participating in the APA-accredited internship, and post-doctoral psychology fellows.

She enjoys working with children and young adults with special healthcare needs and sees patients through the Autism Program, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Program and the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center.


  • B.S., 2004, University of Washington
  • M.S., 2008, University of New Mexico
  • Ph.D., 2012, University of New Mexico
  • Residency:

    • Child and adolescent psychiatry and pediatric neuropsychology internship, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, 2011-2012
  • Fellowship:

    • Pediatric neuropsychology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2012-2014
  • Certifications:

    • Oregon Board of Psychology, 2014

Memberships and associations

  • Division 40, Society for Clinical Neuropsychology, American Psychological Association

Areas of interest

  • Neuropsychological outcomes, pediatric neuro-oncology, coping and family function in complex medical conditions, diversity and individual differences


Selected publications

  • Duvall, S. W., Huang-Storms, L., Hill, A. P., Myers, J., & Fombonne, E. (2019). No Sex Differences in Cognitive Ability in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-16.
  • Duvall, S.W., Lindly, O., Zuckerman, K., Msall, M., & Weddle, M. (2019). Ethical Implications for Providers of Cannabis Use in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Pediatrics, 143(2), e20180558.
  • Duvall, S. W., Erickson, S. J., MacLean, P., LaFavor, T., & Lowe, J. (2017). Multimodal Executive Function Measurement in Preschool Children Born Very Low Birth Weight and Full Term: Relationships Between Formal Lab-Based Measure Performance, Parent Report, and Naturalistic Observational Coding. Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology, 3 (3-4): 195-205.
  • Blasco, P., Guy, S., Saxton, S., & Duvall, S. W. (2017). Are We Missing a Vulnerable Population in Early Intervention? Infants & Young Children, 30(3), 190-203. DOI: 10.1097/IYC.0000000000000097
  • Crowe, T. K., Duvall, S. W., & Gutierrez, J. A. (2016). Occupational performance goals of mothers of adolescents with disabilities and mothers of adolescents with typical development. Journal of Occupational Science, 1-12. DOI:10.1080/14427591.2016.1172494
  • Hall, T., Kriz, D., Duvall, S. W., Nguyen-Driver, M., & Duffield, T. (2015). Healthcare Transition Challenges Faced by Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
  • Duvall, S. W., Erickson, S. J., MacLean, P. C., & Lowe, J. R. (2015). Perinatal Medical Variables Predict Executive Function Within a Sample of Preschoolers Born Very Preterm. Journal of Child Neurology, 1-6. DOI: 10.1177/0883073814542945


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