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Berwid, Olga

Berwid, Olga

Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor
Behavioral Sciences

Phone: 718-262-2499
Office Location: AC-4D06


Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  The Graduate Center of the City University of New York  Psychology/Neuropsychology  2007 
MA  CUNY Queens College  Psychology  2005 
MPhil  The Graduate Center of the City University of New York  Psychology  2005 
BA  Boston College  History  1994 

Much of Dr. Berwid's past 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; Cognitive Psychology
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Exercise-Cognition Interaction

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Halperin, J.M., Marks, D.J., Chacko, A., Bedard, A.C., O'Neill, S.C., Curchack-Lichtin, J., Bourchtein, E., Berwid, O.G.,. "Training Executive, Attention, and Motor Skills (TEAMS): A Preliminary Randomized Clinical Trial of Preschool Youth with ADHD." Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 48 2020: 375-389.

Schulz, K.P., Li, X., Clerkin, S.M., Fan, J., Berwid, O.G., Newcorn, J.H., Halperin, J.M.. "Prefrontal and parietal correlates of cognitive control related to the adult outcome of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnosed in childhood." Cortex. 90 2017: 1-11.

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.

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" The acute impact of light- and moderate-intensity exercise on attention in healthy young adults " January, 2020: Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society.

" Effects of a peer led aerobic training program on physical activity behavior of urban college students " June, 2019: Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine.

" Effects of Peer-Led Aerobic Training on the Physical and Psychological Health of Urban College Students " June, 2019: Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine.

" Anxiety Level Moderates the Acute Impact of Light and Moderate Intensity Aerobic Exercise on Working Memory. " June, 2017: Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine.


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, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry: 2007 - 2008.