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Kristina Hardy, PhD

Program Director, Division of Clinical Research, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health


Dr. Hardy is a program director in the Division of Clinical Research at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Prior to joining NINDS in 2022, she was a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children’s National Hospital and a tenured professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Hardy has expertise in developmental and acquired difficulties with attention, learning, and executive functioning, particularly in relation to disease or disorders of the central nervous system in childhood. Her clinical research program was focused primarily on identifying factors associated with neurocognitive difficulties in survivors of pediatric cancer and children with neurofibromatosis, including those with visual impairment related to tumors of the optic pathway. In addition, Dr. Hardy has participated in research with neurodevelopmental populations including ADHD and autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Hardy has a particular interest in the development and evaluation of interventions to treat or prevent cognitive difficulties and decline in the context of neurodevelopmental or neurologic disorders.


Disclosures for 2024 CVI Conference: Building Meaningful Recognition
Kristina Hardy is not being paid for her presentation, but her registration fees are being waived.

Kristina Hardy does not have any nonfinancial relationships to disclose.