Dr. Titus is a Pediatric Neuropsychologist at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, and he is Section Chief of Pediatric Neuropsychology at Pediatric Surgical Subspecialists. He works primarily with the Dell Children’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, providing pre- and post-surgical neuropsychological services as well as evaluation and consultation support for children with epilepsy who experience cognitive, emotional, or behavioral concerns. Dr. Titus is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology at University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Titus earned his Ph.D. in School Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology at Ball State University, and he completed a fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology at Henry Ford Hospital. Before coming to Austin, Dr. Titus was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine, and he served as Program Director of Pediatric Neuropsychology at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. While in St. Louis, he provided primary neuropsychological support for the Pediatric Epilepsy Center and Surgical Program, and he worked with a number of other clinical programs, including the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program and the Neurofibromatosis Center. Dr. Titus has served on the Professional Advisory Board of the Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri and Kansas, and he is a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the International Neuropsychological Society, the American Psychological Association, and the American Epilepsy Society.
In collaboration with other investigators in the Dell Children’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Dr. Titus is continuing his research on neurocognitive and psychological functioning in pediatric epilepsy. He has particular interest in how cognitive profiles are associated with epileptic foci and how neuropsychological variables assist in predicting functional and quality of life outcomes in epilepsy. He is also interested in continuing his research on depression and anxiety in children with epilepsy, and he would like to expand efforts to better understand the cognitive side effects of antiepileptic drugs in children.