I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Kent State University in 1997, completed an internship at the University of Minnesota in 1997, and a post-doctoral fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology at the University of Minnesota in 1999. I am a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the Director of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Research. I am also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychology.
For more than 20 years, I have run a Child and Adolescent Neuropsychology Clinic in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences where I see patients with a variety of neurodevelopmental, neurological, and psychiatric conditions. I also train graduate students and clinical psychology interns in the practice of child and adolescent neuropsychology. My clinical interests include neuropsychological evaluation of children with neurological and psychiatric disorders, consultation with schools regarding academic programming and modifications, and clinical training.
My primary research interest is in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). I direct the University's FASD Research Program. I conduct advanced neuroimaging studies in FASD in conjunction with the University's Laboratory for Neuropsychiatric Imaging. My research group is part of the Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD) and is involved in CIFASD's ongoing multi-site imaging, neurobehavioral, genetic, facial dysmorphology, and intervention projects. In addition, I conduct randomized controlled trials of nutritional supplementation in children with FASD - the goal of which is to develop a treatment for the neurodevelopmental aspects of the disorder. I am also conducting a trial of cognitive training and transcranial direct current stimulation in children and adolescents with FASD.
I also have a general interest in psychometrics and have been involved in the development of several neuropsychological instruments, including infant development and visual-perceptual processing measures. I am a member of the International Neuropsychological Society, Research Society on Alcoholism, and the past President of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Study Group (FASDSG). I serve as a reviewer for a number of journals including JINS: the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, Child Neuropsychology, Pediatric Psychology, ACER: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research, Neurotoxicology and Teratology, and Development and Psychopathology, among others. I am also a longstanding member of our Clinical Psychology internship's Training Committee.
- Neuropsychology (especially child and adolescent)
- Cognitive measurement
- Clinical trials
- Study design
- Data analysis
(for academic support only)
In the Media
- 2023: Dr. Wozniak and his lab are spotlighted in this article titled, “Research team working on fetal alcohol syndrome disorders treatment, prevention.
- 2022: Featured in this piece titled, “Faculty member finds that working in an area that helps kids with FASDs is ‘pretty powerful’”.
- 2020: Dr. Wozniak’s research on Choline Supplementation as a Neurodevelopmental Intervention in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) was featured in an article titled, “'U' Announces Breakthrough Study On Treating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders”.