Biography

Dr. Holland is a Board Certified Neuropsychologist with the Neuropsychology Service at Children’s Medical Center Dallas (CMCD) and Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW).  Dr. Holland also serves as Research Director for the CMCD Neuropsychology Service.  She is Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN).  She also is credentialed with the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.

Dr. Holland has extensive experience in psychological and neuropsychological assessment of medically complex children and adolescents, particularly specializing in pediatric cancer populations and rare brain diseases, as well as neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, autism, and learning disabilities.

Dr. Holland currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Texas Psychological Association and is the Co-Chair of the Legislative Action and Advocacy Committee of the National Academy of Neuropsychology.  Dr. Holland has been the recipient of numerous awards from organizations including the American Psychological Association, American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, Texas Psychological Association, and Dallas Psychological Association.

Education

Undergraduate
Stanford University (2008), Neuroscience
Undergraduate
Stanford University (2008), Psychology
Graduate School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2012), Clinical Psychology

Research Interest

  • Dr. Holland heads an active research lab investigating genetic and intrapersonal factors influencing neurocognitive outcomes in medically complex children, adolescents, and young adults, with a particular focus on pediatric oncology and rare brain diseases.
  • Dr. Holland is the Research Director of the CMC Neuropsychology Service. She also serves on the Research Committee for the UTSW Clinical Psychology Graduate Program.
  • She serves as a research mentor for students in the Rehabilitation Counseling and Clinical Psychology graduate programs at UTSW and the Pediatric Oncology Fellowship Program at CMCD.

Publications

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Cognitive functioning in pediatric transverse myelitis.
Harder LL, Holland AA, Frohman E, Graves D, Greenberg BM Mult. Scler. 2013 Jun 19 7 947-52
Neuropsychological impact of bilateral cerebral abscess in an adolescent
Spurgin AA, Glasier P, Morriss M, Stavinoha, PL J Neurol Res 2012 2 3 109-114
Diffusion tensor imaging in children and adolescents: A technology review
Spurgin AA Stanford Journal of Neuroscience 2007 1 1 15-17
Stanford's SNAILS: Providing a clearer picture of the brain
Spurgin AA Stanford Scientific Magazine 2007 5 2 33-35

Books

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Honors & Awards

  • Early Career Achievement Award
    American Psychological Association (2015)
  • Evidence-Based Practice Award
    Children's Health (2015)
  • Outstanding Contribution to Science Award
    Texas Psychological Association (2015)
  • President's Award
    Texas Psychological Association (2014)
  • Scholarship Award
    American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (2014)
  • APA State Leadership Conference Invited Delegate
    American Psychological Association (2013)
  • Anne Anastasi Recognition Award
    Division 1 of the American Psychological Association (2012)
  • APA State Leadership Conference Invited Delegate
    American Psychological Association (2012)
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award
    Dallas Psychological Association (2012)
  • APA State Leadership Conference Invited Delegate
    American Psychological Association (2011)
  • Carmen Miller Michael Award for Scholarship and Citizenship
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2011)
  • Clinical Psychology Research Award
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2011)
  • NPTR Credentialing Scholarship
    National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology (2011)
  • Nominee to 2011 Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2010)
  • Award of Excellence
    Stanford University (2008)
  • Cap and Gown Inductee
    Stanford Women's Honor Society (2008)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Inductee
    Stanford University (2008)
  • Bio-X Undergraduate Research Award
    Stanford University (2006)
  • Psi Chi Inductee
    Stanford University (2006)