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Lauren K. Ayr-Volta, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group


BS, Providence College, 2000
MA, The Ohio State University, 2004
PhD, The Ohio State University, 2007

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 2006-2007

Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Neuropsychology, 2007-2009

Faculty Appointment

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Lauren K. Ayr-Volta, PhD is a Pediatric Psychologist in the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders. Dr. Volta’s areas of expertise include neuropsychological assessment of children with complex medical conditions, psychological adjustment to life-threatening and/or chronic medical diagnoses, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Selected Publications

  • Ullrich, N., Ayr, L.K., Leaffer, E, Irons, M.B., Rey-Casserly, C. (2009) Assessment of spatial learning in children and adolescents with neurofibromatosis type 1. Journal of Child Neurology.

  • Ayr, L.K., Yeates, K.O., Taylor, H.G., & Browne, M. (2009). Dimensions of postconcussive symptoms in children with mild traumatic brain injuries. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 15, 19-30.

  • Ayr, L. K., Yeates, K.O. & Enrile, B. G. (2005). Arithmetic skills and their cognitive correlates in children with acquired and congenital brain disorder. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 11, 249-262.

  • Mulchan, S. S., Wakefield, E. O., Martin, S. R., Ayr-Volta, L., Krenicki, K., & Zempsky, W. T. (2021). Navigating Ethical Challenges for Pediatric Sickle Cell Pain Management in the Context of the Opioid Epidemic. The Clinical Journal of Pain. doi: 10.1097/AJP.000000000000100

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