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Dr. Beatriz (Tish) MacDonald Wer is a licensed bilingual pediatric neuropsychologist at Texas Children's Hospital. She is fluent in Spanish and English. Dr. MacDonald Wer was awarded a doctoral degree in 2014 by the University of Denver, with specialties in neuropsychology, cross-cultural awareness, and statistics. Dr. MacDonald Wer completed her internship training and postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center.
Dr. MacDonald Wer joined the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine, Psychology Division as an Assistant Professor in October 2019, transitioning from her previous position at the University of New Mexico Hospitals. She is the Founding Director of Multicultural Excellence in Neuropsychology Training and Evaluation (MENTE) Program at UNM Hospital. At Texas Children's Hospital, she is the Co-Chair of the Linguistic and Cultural Diversity and Equity Pillar of the Inclusive Excellence (IE) Executive Steering Team, with a mission dedicated to providing clinical training, research, community outreach, and service delivery to culturally and linguistically diverse individuals. She is an invited faculty member of the Master’s Program in Neuropsychology at the Universidad Del Valle de Guatemala and recognized as Distinguished Faculty. Dr. MacDonald Wer is the 2018 recipient of the Tony Wong Diversity Award for Outstanding Work Related to Diversity as an Early Career Professional from the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Her research focuses on how to better understand the impact that different factors (e.g., socioeconomic status, language, and culture) have on neurodevelopment and how it informs culturally-responsive neuropsychological practices. She serves on several national and regional boards and initiatives focused on increasing healthcare equity, fostering mentorship, and strengthening the student pathways.