In addition to his work at BCSC, Dr. Kavanaugh is a pediatric neuropsychologist at E. P. Bradley Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Deparment of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is board certified in clinical neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology.
He completed his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Antioch University New England, a pediatric neuropsychology internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and a pediatric neuropsychology fellowship at E. P. Bradley Hospital/Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
His research utilized electroencephalography, non-invasive brain stimulation, and behavioral tools to measure and modulate the mechanisms underlying neurocognitive deficits in children and adolescents. He has published 37 peer-reviewed papers and his research has been funded by the American Psychological Association, Thrasher Research Fund, Rhode Island Foundation, and the Advance Clinical Translational Research Program.