Dr. Bordes Edgar obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology with high honors from UT Austin. She went on to obtain 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 subsequently completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the University of Minnesota Medical School/Children’s Hospital from 2008 to 2010. She joined the UT Southwestern faculty and Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in 2014 where her departmental activities include neuropsychological evaluation of children with autism and other developmental disabilities, and teaching/training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Dr. Bordes Edgar is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Dr. Bordes Edgar’s clinical expertise is in the area of pediatric neuropsychology with particular interest in working with children who have autism and other 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 in line with her clinical interests as well as in bilingual and cultural issues related to neuropsychology.

She is also a reviewer for several journals including Psychological Assessment, Psycho-Oncology, and Journal of Cancer Education.


Undergraduate School
The University of Texas at Austin (2001), Psychology
Graduate School
Arizona State University (2005), Psychology
Harvard Medical School/Children's Hospital Boston (2008), Psychology
Graduate School
Arizona State University (2008), Psychology
University of Minnesota Medical School/Children's Hospital (2010), Pediatric Neuropsychology

Research Interest

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Bilingual (Spanish-English) and Cultural Issues in Neuropsychology
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities in Young Children
  • Pediatric Neuropsychology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Predictors of independent living status in adult survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.
Kunin-Batson A, Kadan-Lottick N, Zhu L, Cox C, Bordes-Edgar V, Srivastava DK, Zeltzer L, Robison LL, Krull KR Pediatric blood & cancer 2011 Feb
A longitudinal analysis of Latina/o students' academic persistence
Bordes-Edgar V, Arredondo P, Robinson Kurpius S, Rund J. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education 2011 10 358-368
The psychohistorical approach in family counseling with Mestizo/Latino immigrants: A continuum and synergy of worldviews
Arredondo P, Davison Aviles R, Zalaquett C, Rodriguez Gracioso M. del P, Bordes V, Hita L, Lopez B. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families 2006 14 13-27
Validation of four measures of social support with Latina/o and non-Hispanic White undergraduates
Bordes V, Sand J, Arredondo P, Robinson Kurpius S, Dixon Rayle A. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences 2006 28 65-83
Mentoring experiences of women in graduate education: Factors that matter
Dixon Rayle A, Bordes V, Zapata A, Arredondo P, Rutter MC, Howard C. Current Issues in Education 2006 6 9
Mentoring and 1st-year Latina/o college students
Bordes V, Arredondo P. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education 2005 4 114-133


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Cultural competencies for higher education personnel working with Latinas/os: Challenging our cognitive and behavioral flexibility. In Handbook for Latina/os in higher education: A camino largo, paso corto. A. M. Gloria, J. Castellanos (Eds.)

Arredondo P, Bordes V. (in press).

Culture and Language Diversity in Pediatric Neuropsychology. In Clinical Cultural Neuroscience. O. Pedraza (Ed.)

Bordes Edgar V, Romero RA. (in press).

Honors & Awards

  • Student Scholarship
    National Latina/o Psychological Association (2008)
  • Distinguished Doctoral Candidate Award
    Arizona State University Faculty Women's Association (2007)
  • Excellence in Campus Leadership Award
    American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (2005)
  • Presidential Citation for Professional Leadership and Service
    National Latina/o Psychological Association (2004)
  • Fellow
    Ford Foundation - The National Academies (2003)

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)
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race (2007)
  • National Latina/o Psychological Association (2002)