Christine Petranovich, Ph.D.

About Dr. Petranovich

Dr. Christine Petranovich was born and raised in New Mexico and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico. She earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cincinnati. After graduate school, she came back out west to complete internship and fellowship training at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Petranovich arrived in Colorado in 2017 and has been enjoying all that Colorado has to offer. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two young children, and miniature schnauzer. She also enjoys traveling, baking, kayaking, and watching competitive cooking shows.

Education

  • B.S., Psychology
    Minor: Biological Anthropology
    University of New Mexico
    Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • M.A., Psychology
    University of Cincinnati
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
    Emphasis in Pediatric Neuropsychology
    University of Cincinnati
  • Pre-Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology, accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA)
    Pediatric Neuropsychology track
    University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • Two year post-doctoral fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology
    University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

Professional Affiliations

  • International Neuropsychological Society 
  • Colorado Neuropsychological Society
Dr. Petranovich's Professional Experience

Dr. Petranovich has over 10 years of neuropsychological testing experience. She works with
children and adolescents with a range of medical and developmental concerns, including:

  • Learning disorders
  • Attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Neurological conditions, including epilepsy and genetic syndromes
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Concussion
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Children with a history of international adoption and early life institutionalization

Dr. Petranovich has a history of grant funded research projects. She has published several papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has presented at local and international conferences. She also reviews submissions for leading neuropsychological journals. Please see below for a list of published papers and conference presentations.

Note: Last name changed from Karver to Petranovich in 2014. 

  1. Karver, C., Teshiba, T., Cordova, P. Adair, J. Haaland, K., & Sadek, J. (2009). Questionnaire versus performance based assessment in dementia. Psi Chi, 14 (3)         99-106. 
  2. Karver, C.L., Wade, S.L., Cassedy, A., Taylor, H.G., Stancin, T., Yeates, K.O., & Walz, N.C. (2012). Age at injury and long-term behavior problems following traumatic brain injury in young children. Rehabilitation Psychology, 57 (3), 256-265. 
  3. Karver, C.L., Wade, S.L., Cassedy, A., Taylor, H.G., Brown, T.M., Kirkwood, M. W., & Stancin, T. (2013). Cognitive reserve as a moderator of responsiveness to an online problem-solving intervention for adolescents with complicated mild to severe traumatic brain injury. Child Neuropsychology, 20 (3), 343-357.  
  1. Wade, S.L., Karver, C.L., Taylor, H.G., Cassedy, A., Stancin, T., Kirkwood, M.W., & Brown, T.M. (2014). Counselor-Assisted Problem Solving (CAPS) improves caregiver efficacy following adolescent brain injury. Rehabilitation Psychology, 59, 1-9.
  2. Karver, C.L., Kurowski, B., Semple, E.A., Stancin, T., Taylor, H.G., Yeates, K.O., Walz, N.C., & Wade, S.L. (2014). Utilization of behavioral therapy services greater than two years following TBI in young children. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95 (8), 1156-1563.
  3. Petranovich, C.L., Wade, S.L., Taylor, H.G., Cassedy, A., Stancin, T., Kirkwood, M.W., & Brown, T.M. (2015). Long- term caregiver mental health outcomes following a predominantly online intervention for adolescents with complicated mild to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40 (7), 680-688.  
  1. Petranovich, C.L., Walz, N.C., Chiu, P., Staat, M.A., & Wade, S.L. (2015). Intelligence, attention, and behavioral outcomes in internationally adopted girls with a history of institutionalization. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 29 (5), 639-655. 
  2. Petranovich, C.L., Walz, N.C., Chiu, C-Y.P., Staat, M.A., & Wade, S.L. (2016). Structural language, pragmatic communication, behavior, and social competence in children adopted internationally: A pilot study. Applied Neuropsychology: Child, 23, 1-12.
  3. Moss, N.C., Petranovich, C.L., Parks, L., & Sherwood, A. (2018). Case reports of neuropsychological outcomes following pediatric anti-NMDAR autoimmune encephalitis. Developmental Neuropsychology, 43 (7), 656-668. 
  4. Petranovich, C., Smith-Paine, J., Wade, S.L., Yeates, K.O., Taylor, H.G., Stancin, T., & Kurowski, B.G. (2020). From early childhood to adolescence: Lessons about traumatic brain injury (TBI) from the Ohio Head Injury Outcomes Study. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.
  5. Campbell, R., Petranovich, C.L., Cheek, S., Morrison, L., & Hart, B. (2020). Subjective cognitive concerns and attitudes toward genetic testing are associated with depressive symptoms and quality of life after genetic testing for the Cerebral Cavernous Malformation Common Hispanic Mutation (CCM1). Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science.

Invited presentations

  1. Petranovich, C.L. (2014, May). Psychosocial and Neurocognitive Functioning in a 7- year- old with Type 1 Diabetes. Endocrinology Psychosocial Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL. 
  2. Petranovich, C.L. (2015, February). Cognitive and Behavioral Functioning Following Traumatic Brain Injury in Children. TeleBehavioral Center for Excellence in Training, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM
  3. Petranovich, C.L. (2015, May). Everyday tips for improving mental health.  Cerebral Cavernous Malformation Family Meeting, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM  
  4. Petranovich, C.L. (2017, April). Neuropsychological and psychosocial functioning in children and adolescents with cerebral cavernous malformation. Psychiatry Grand Rounds, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM
  5. Petranovich, C.L. (2017, April). Psychological Aspects of CCM. Cerebral Cavernous Malformation Family Meeting, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM 
  6. Parsey, C. & Petranovich, C. (2018, October). Working Better Together: Integrated Care Models and the Role of Neuropsychology. Continuing Education Course, annual meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, New Orleans, Louisiana
  7. Petranovich, C. (2020, April). Neuropsychological and emotional functioning in children and adolescents with cerebral cavernous malformations (CCM). Pediatric Neuropsychology Seminar, APPCN Multisite Didactics Initiative, presented via teleconferencing 

Presentations at professional conferences 

  1. Karver, C.L., Haaland, K., Teshiba, T., & Sadek, J. (2008). Performance-based assessment: Correlation with neuropsychological functioning in a dementia sample. The Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 14 (S1) 252.
  2. Karver, C.L., Osinska, P., Wade, S.L., Taylor, H.G., Stancin, T., & Yeates, K.O. (2010). Traumatic Brain Injuries in young children: Significant problems with executive functioning two years following injury. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 25 (5), 383.
  3. Karver, C.L., Wade, S.L., Cassedy, A., Taylor, H.G., Brown, T., Kirkwood, M., & Stancin, T. (2011). Intellectual predictors of responsiveness to an online problem-solving intervention for adolescents with complicated mild to serve traumatic brain injury (TBI). Achieves of Clinical Neuropsychology, 26 (6), B-34.
  4. Karver, C.L., MacPherson, H., Chiu, P., Wade, S., Taylor, H.G., Yeates, K.O., & Walz, N.C. (2013). Hot and cold executive functions following pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19 (S1), 197.
  5. Karver, C.L., Chiu, P., Walz, N., Bernard, L., Cassedy, A., Tlustos, S. & Wade, S. (2011). Iowa Gambling Task performance in adolescent mild to moderate TBI patients. The Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 17 (S1), 136.
  1. Petranovich, C.L., Walz, N.C., Wade, S.L., Chiu, P., Staat, M., & MacPherson, H. (2014). The relationship of a lab-based measure of social information processing and parent-reported social competence in internationally adopted girls. The Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 20 (S1), 264.
  2. Petranovich, C.L., Walz, N.C., Chiu, P., Staat, M., & Wade, S.L. (2015). Differing aspects of social information processing and parent-reported social competence in internationally adopted girls with a history of institutionalization. The Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 21 (S1), 100
  3. Petranovich, C.L., Walz, N.C., Chiu, P., Staat, M., & Wade, S.L. (2015). The influence of neuropsychological aspects of attention on parent-reported behavior and school competence in internationally adopted girls with a history of institutionalization. The Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 21 (S1), 284.
  1. Karver, C.L., Haaland, K., Teshiba, T., & Sadek, J. (2008). Performance-based assessment: Correlation with neuropsychological functioning in a dementia sample. The Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 14 (S1) 252.
  2. Karver, C.L., Osinska, P., Wade, S.L., Taylor, H.G., Stancin, T., & Yeates, K.O. (2010). Traumatic Brain Injuries in young children: Significant problems with executive functioning two years following injury. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 25 (5), 383.
  3. Karver, C.L., Wade, S.L., Cassedy, A., Taylor, H.G., Brown, T., Kirkwood, M., & Stancin, T. (2011). Intellectual predictors of responsiveness to an online problem-solving intervention for adolescents with complicated mild to serve traumatic brain injury (TBI). Achieves of Clinical Neuropsychology, 26 (6), B-34. 
  4. Karver, C.L., MacPherson, H., Chiu, P., Wade, S., Taylor, H.G., Yeates, K.O., & Walz, N.C. (2013). Hot and cold executive functions following pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19 (S1), 197.
  5. Karver, C.L., Chiu, P., Walz, N., Bernard, L., Cassedy, A., Tlustos, S. & Wade, S. (2011). Iowa Gambling Task performance in adolescent mild to moderate TBI patients. The Journal of    the 

International Neuropsychological Society, 17 (S1), 136.

  1. Petranovich, C.L., Walz, N.C., Wade, S.L., Chiu, P., Staat, M., & MacPherson, H. (2014). The relationship of a lab-based measure of social information processing and parent-reported social competence in internationally adopted girls. The Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 20 (S1), 264.
  2. Petranovich, C.L., Walz, N.C., Chiu, P., Staat, M., & Wade, S.L. (2015). Differing aspects of social information processing and parent-reported social competence in internationally adopted girls with a history of institutionalization. The Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 21 (S1), 100
  3. Petranovich, C.L., Walz, N.C., Chiu, P., Staat, M., & Wade, S.L. (2015). The influence of neuropsychological aspects of attention on parent-reported behavior and school competence in internationally adopted girls with a history of institutionalization. The Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 21 (S1), 284.