Berwid, Olga

Assistant Professor
Behavioral Sciences

Phone: 718-262-2499
Office Location: AC-3E05


PhD The Graduate Center of the City University of New York Psychology/Neuropsychology 2007 
Much of Dr. Berwid's research has been focused both on the course of neurocognitive development from preschool through late adolescence/early adulthood, particularly of higher-order cognitive functions in those affected by Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and related conditions. More recently, Dr. Berwid's research is centered on examining the relationship between physical exercise and cognitive functioning, with an emphasis on examining the potential utility of exercise as a broad-based, non-pharmacological treatment for disorders of attention.

Areas of Expertise

Developmental Neuropsychology
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Exercise-Cognition Interaction

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Berwid, O.G., Halperin, J.M., Johnson, Ray, Jr., Marks, D.M.. "Preliminary evidence for reduced post-error reaction time slowing in hyperactive/inattentive preschool children.." Child Neuropsychology. 20 2014: 196-209.

Halperin, J.M., Berwid, O.G., O’Neill, S.C.. "Healthy Body, Healthy Mind? The Effectiveness of Physical Activity to Treat ADHD in Children." Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 23 2014: 899-936.

Clerkin, S.M., Schulz, K.P., Berwid, O.G., Fan, J., Newcorn, J.H., Tang, C.Y., & Halperin, J. M.. "Response preparation deficits despite remission of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder symptoms in adulthood." American Journal of Psychiatry. 170 2013: 1011-9.

Berwid, O.G., Halperin, J.M.. "Emerging support for a role of exercise in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder intervention planning." Current Psychiatry Reports. 14 2012: 543-51.

Gopin, C.B., Berwid, O.G., Marks, D.J., Mlodnicka, A., Halperin, J.M.. "ADHD preschoolers with and without ODD: Do they act differently depending on degree of task engagement/reward?." Journal of Attention Disorders. 17 2012: 608-19.

Miller, C. J., Marks, D. J., Miller, S.R., Berwid, O., Kera, E. C., Santra, A., & Halperin, J. M.. "Brief Report: Television viewing and risk for attention problems in preschool children." Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 32 2007: 448-452.

Marks, D.J., Cyrulnik, S.E., Kera, E.C., Berwid, O.G., Santra, A., & Halperin, J.M.. "Objective and subjective assessments of parenting in hyperactive preschoolers." Infant and Child Development. 15 2006: 439-442.

Berwid, O., Curko Kera, E.A., Marks, D.J., Santra, A., Bender, H., & Halperin, J.. "Sustained attention and response inhibition in preschoolers at-risk for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder." Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 46 2005: 1219-29.

Marks, D.J., Berwid, O.G., Santra, A., Kera, E.C., Cyrulnik, S.E., & Halperin, J.M.. "Neuropsychological correlates of ADHD symptoms in preschoolers." Neuropsychology. 19 2005: 446-55.

Curko Kera, E., Marks, D.J., Berwid, O.G., Santra, A., & Halperin, J.M.. "Self-report and objective measures of AD/HD-related behaviors in parents of preschool children at-risk for AD/HD." CNS Spectrums. 9 2004: 639-647.

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

O'Neill, S.C., Berwid, O.G., Bedard, A.C.. "The exercise-cognition interaction and ADHD.." Exercise-cognition interaction: neuroscience perspectives.. McMorris, T. (Ed.) 2016: Elsevier.

Halperin, J. M., Bedard, A.-C., & Berwid, O. G.. "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Lifespan Approach." Principles and Practice of Lifespan Developmental Neuropsychology. Hunter, S. J., & Donders, J. (Eds.) 2009: Cambridge University Press.


PSC CUNY, "The Impact of Aerobic Exercise on Delay Discounting in Young Adults". July 2015: $3378.50.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Ad Hoc Reviewer Journal of Attention Disorders, Brain Science, Child Neuropsychology, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, PLOSOne: 2007 - present.

Berwid, Olga

Berwid, Olga
Assistant Professor
Behavioral Sciences