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Research interests

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and a pediatric neuropsychologist. My research focuses on the natural histories and treatment outcomes of rare diseases involving the central nervous system, particularly lysosomal storage disorders with emphasis on the mucopolysaccharidoses. As part of this research I characterize unique neurocognitive profiles and progression of various neurodegenerative disorders, as well as quantify treatment outcomes and their correlates. In particular, my MPS research has examined longitudinal associations of cognitive deficits with abnormalities in biomarkers and brain structure.

A complete list of published work is available here:



  • lysosomal storage disorders
  • mucopolysaccharidosis
  • adrenoleukodystrophy
  • neurocognitive endpoints
  • neurocognitive decline
  • IQ and developmental quotient
  • biomarkers

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Projects 2017 2020

Research Output 2006 2018

1 Citations

Beneath the floor: Re-analysis of neurodevelopmental outcomes in untreated Hurler syndrome

Shapiro, E. G., Whitley, C. B. & Eisengart, J., May 11 2018, In : Orphanet journal of rare diseases. 13, 1, 76.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mucopolysaccharidosis I
Cell Transplantation
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Newborn Infant
1 Citations
Mucopolysaccharidosis I
Enzyme Replacement Therapy
Cell Transplantation
Central Nervous System Diseases
Bilateral Hearing Loss
6 Citations
Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Nervous System
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A longitudinal study of emotional adjustment, quality of life and adaptive function in attenuated MPS II

Shapiro, E. G., Rudser, K., Ahmed, A., Steiner, R. D., Delaney, K. A., Yund, B., King, K. E., Kunin-Batson, A. S., Eisengart, J. & Whitley, C. B., Jun 1 2016, In : Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports. 7, p. 32-39 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mucopolysaccharidosis II
Longitudinal Studies
Quality of Life
Self Concept
Self Report
2 Citations
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Corpus Callosum
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