Dr. Cynthia Salorio is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her primary interest is in brain-behavior relationships in children with a variety of acquired and congenital neurological disorders.
Dr. Salorio graduated in 1992 from Johns Hopkins University with a bachelor of arts in natural sciences/behavioral biology. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a specialization in neuropsychology from Washington University in St. Louis in 2000.
She also completed a pre-doctoral internship in neuropsychology and clinical child psychology at the University of California, San Diego, and a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She joined Kennedy Krieger as a pediatric neuropsychologist and licensed psychologist in 2002.
Dr. Salorio has developed a noninvasive device intended to aid patients who have had an injury to their brain resulting in hemiplegia, a condition marked by severe motor deficits on one side of the body, and who also have a lack of full awareness of one side of the body. The device, called ArmAware, helps send signals to the brain and increase awareness of the affected arm. With few treatments for this condition, the simple, noninvasive device is designed to help long-term function recovery following neurological damage
She currently serves on the professional advisory board of the Hemispherectomy Foundation and the Abilities Network/Epilepsy Foundation Chesapeake Region. She is involved in several international initiatives identify best practices and standardize outcomes measurement in pediatric rehabilitation, and is a founding member of the International Pediatric Rehabilitation Collaborative, as well as a U.S. representative to the Canadian Network of Child and Youth Rehabilitation, Outcomes and Benchmarking Committee.