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Francis M. Crinella

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Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior,
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pediatrics
School of Medicine

Neuropsychology Laboratory

Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1969, Psychology
M.S., San Francisco State College, 1962, Psychology
B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1958, Psychology

Phone: (949) 824-1801
Fax: (949) 824-1811

University of California, Irvine
Child Development Center
19722 MacArthur Blvd.
Mail Code: 4480
Irvine, CA 92612
Research Interests
Developmental Neuropsychology, especially the effects of brain lesions on cognitive performance, including memory, attention and problem solving
Academic Distinctions
1995 American Association on Mental Retardation: Career Research Award
Research Abstract
Clinical and experimental application of neuropsychological methods for assessment of the effects of brain lesions on cognitive performance; multivariate analysis of the structure of cognitive performance, including factor and cluster analysis.
Golub, M.S., Hogrefe, C.E., Germann, S.L., Lonnerdal, B., Tran, T., Beard, J.L., & Crinella, F.M. (2005). Neurobehavioral evaluation of rhesus monkey infants fed cow’s milk formula, soy formula, or soy formula with added manganese. Neurobehavioral Toxicology and Teratology, 27, 615-627.
Crinella, F.M. (2012). Does soy-based infant formula cause ADHD? II: Update and public policy considerations. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 12, 395-407.
Satterfield, J., Crinella, F.M., Faller, K., & Swanson. (2007). 30 year follow up of boys treated for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 46, 601-610
Schuck, S.B. & Crinella, F.M. (2005). Why children with ADHD don't have low IQs: Executive vs. psychometric intelligence. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 38, 262-280.
Crinella, F.M. (2003). Does soy-based infant formula cause ADHD? Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 3, 89-92.
Tran, T. T., Crinella, F.M., Chicz-Demet, A., Lönnerdal, B. Le, L., & Parker, M. (2002). Effects of neonatal dietary manganese exposure on brain dopamine levels and neurocognitive functions. Neurotoxicology, 23, 645-651
Tran, T. T., Chowanadisai, W., Crinella, F.M., Chicz-DeMet, A. & Lonnerdal, B. (2002). Effect of manganese supplementation of neonatal rats on tissue mineral accumulation, striatal dopamine levels, and neurodevelopmental status. Neurotoxicology, 23, 635-643
Crinella F.M. and Yu, J. (2000). Brain mechanisms in problem solvign and intelligence: g and executive function. Intelligence, 27, 1-29.
Crinella F.M. and Yu, J. (1995) brain mechanisms and intelligence. Replication and extension. Intelligence, 21, 225-246.
Crinella, F. M. and Ju, J. (1994). Brain mechanisms. New York: Annals of the New York Adacemy of Sciences.
Thompson R, Crinella FM and Yu J. (1990). Brain mechanisms in problem solving and intelligence. New York: Plenum.
Yu J, Thompson R, Huestis PW, Bjelajac VM and Crinella FM. (1989). Learning ability in young rats with single and double lesions to the "general learning system." Physiology and Behavior, 45, 133-144.
Other Experience
Fairview State Hospital 1977—2005

California State Developmental Research Institutes 1985—1995

UCI Mental Retardation Research Center 1995—2000

Research Center
UCI Child Development Center
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