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 in 2014 and is currently Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. She is the co-Director of the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics where her departmental activities include neuropsychological evaluation of children with developmental disabilities, teaching/training of graduate students, residents, and fellows. Dr. Bordes Edgar is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology and Pediatric Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Dr. Bordes Edgar’s clinical and research expertise is in the area of pediatric neuropsychology with particular interest in working with children who have neurodevelopmental disorders both acquired and genetic. She is bilingual/bicultural and is an expert in cultural and bilingual neuropsychology. Currently, she serves as President of the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society.


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

Research Interest

  • 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

Transforming pediatric neuropsychology through video-based teleneuropsychology: an innovative private practice model pre-COVID-19.
Salinas CM, Bordes Edgar V, Berrios Siervo G, Bender HA, Arch Clin Neuropsychol 2020 Nov 35 8 1189-1195
Who gets certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology and why: A diversity survey.
Frost JC, Molinari V, Dobbs D, Edgar VB, Jones KS, Pietz C, Badana ANS, J Clin Psychol 2019 Jun
Examining the impact of physical activity on sleep quality and executive functions in children with autism spectrum disorder: A randomized controlled trial.
Tse CYA, Lee HP, Chan KSK, Edgar VB, Wilkinson-Smith A, Lai WHE, Autism 2019 Jan 1362361318823910
Therapeutic Hypothermia after In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Children.
Moler FW, Silverstein FS, Holubkov R, Slomine BS, Christensen JR, Nadkarni VM, Meert KL, Browning B, Pemberton VL, Page K, Gildea MR, Scholefield BR, Shankaran S, Hutchison JS, Berger JT, Ofori-Amanfo G, Newth CJ, Topjian A, Bennett KS, Koch JD, Pham N, Chanani NK, Pineda JA, Harrison R, Dalton HJ, Alten J, Schleien CL, Goodman DM, Zimmerman JJ, Bhalala US, Schwarz AJ, Porter MB, Shah S, Fink EL, McQuillen P, Wu T, Skellett S, Thomas NJ, Nowak JE, Baines PB, Pappachan J, Mathur M, Lloyd E, van der Jagt EW, Dobyns EL, Meyer MT, Sanders RC, Clark AE, Dean JM N. Engl. J. Med. 2017 01 376 4 318-329


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).

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow
    Hispanic Neuropsychological Society (2021)
  • Fellow
    National Academy of Neuropsychology (2021)
  • Outstanding Research Mentor
    UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program (2021)
  • Tony Wong Diversity Award for Outstanding Work Related to Diversity as a Mentor
    National Academy of Neuropsychology (2021)
  • Early Career Psychologist Service Award
    American Board of Professional Psychology (2018)
  • 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

  • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (2012)
  • American Board of Professional Psychology (2014)
  • American Psychological Association (2009)
  • Hispanic Neuropsychological Society, Member (2007)
  • Hispanic Neuropsychological Society, President (2020)
  • International Neuropsychological Society (2007)
  • Mentor for the Be Ready for American Board of Professional Psychology in Neuropsychology (BRAIN) Survivors (2018)
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology (2012)
  • Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (2007)
  • Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (2016)