Brian Coyne Kavanaugh, PsyD

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Brian Kavanaugh, PsyD, is a pediatric neuropsychologist at Bradley Hospital and assistant professor in the division of child and adolescent psychiatry at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. 

Dr. Kavanaugh completed a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Antioch University New England, a pediatric neuropsychology internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and a pediatric neuropsychology fellowship at Bradley Hospital and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

His research is focused on developing novel, brain-based treatments for the neurocognitive aspects of childhood neuropsychiatric disorders. He utilizes methods such as brain imaging (e.g., MRI), brain activity recording (e.g., EEG), and non-invasive brain stimulation (e.g., TMS) to modulate the neural dynamics underlying neurocognitive deficits in children and adolescents. 

Dr. Kavanaugh is board-certified in clinical neuropsychology with a subspecialty in pediatric clinical neuropsychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. His research is currently funded by the NIMH-K23 Award, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation-NARSAD, The Carol Peterson Foundation, and the COBRE Center for Neuromodulation.

Podcast: ADHD Diagnosis. Now What?

Brian Kavanaugh, PsyD, discusses ADHD in a recent episode of Bradley Hospital's Mindcast. What is ADHD exactly? What are the signs? Who does ADHD affect? And most importantly, how do you help a child with ADHD?



Pediatric Neuropsychology, Bradley Hospital
1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway
East Providence, RI 02915


  • Medical School:  Antioch University of New England
  • Internship:  Kennedy Krieger Childrens Hosp
  • Fellowship:  Bradley Hospital