Certified Pediatric Neuropsychologists In California

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Grace A. Mucci, Ph.D., ABPdN

Neuropsychology Services

5855 E. Naples Plaza, Suite 203

Long Beach, CA  90803


20 Newport Center Drive, Suite 300

Newport Beach, CA  90740

(949) 478-4503 Office 

(562) 856-6004 Fax




CHOC Children’s Hospital

1201 West La Veta Avenue

Orange, CA  92868

(714) 509-8481 Office





Dr. Mucci has over 20 years-experience in the assessment and treatment of children with chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities, and mental health conditions.  She is currently on medical staff at CHOC Children’s Hospital where she is the clinical liaison to CHOC Children’s Hyundai Cancer Center.  In addition to clinical activities, Dr. Mucci is involved in supervising of psychology interns and post-doctoral fellows, as well as several research projects involving the neurocognitive effects of cancer and epilepsy, as well as other chronic conditions that affect the central nervous system.  Dr. Mucci also has a private practice with offices in Long Beach and Newport Beach.


Dr. Mucci is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology, where she is currently serving as President, and is also listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.  She is a member of the American Psychological Association, National Academy of Neuropsychology, and Children’s Oncology Group.  Dr. Mucci is an Associate Editor – Pediatric Grand Rounds of the Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology. 


Graduate School:

California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology - 1995

California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University, M.S., Clinical

Psychopharmacology - 2012


Clinical Training:

CHOC Children’s Hospital, 1993-1994, APA-Accredited Internship

CHOC Children’s Hospital, Advanced Internship, and Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 19941996

Neurobehavioral Clinic and Counseling Center, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 1995-1997


Research and Publications:

       Modi, A., Junger, K., Mara, C., Kellermann, T., Barrett, L., Wagner, J., Mucci, G.,

Bailey, L., Almane, D., Guilfoyle, S., Urso, L., Hater, B., Hustzi, H., Smith, G.,

Herrmann, B., Perry, M., Zupanc, M. and Varni, J. (2017). Validation of the PedsQL

Epilepsy Module: A pediatric epilepsy-specific health-related quality of life measure. Epilepsia. doi:10.1111/epi.13875

       Mucci, G., Lesyshyn, R., Grossman, L., Saiz, A., DeLuco, T., & Shen, W. (2017).  Pediatric medulloblastoma: a case of recurrent disease and resiliency.  Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology, doi:10.1007/s40817-017-0032-5


       Veenstra, A., Riley, J., Barrett, L., Muhonen, M., Zupanc, M., Romain, J., Lin, J., & Mucci, G. (2016).  The impact of bilingualism on working memory in pediatric epilepsy.  Epilepsy and Behavior, 55, pp. 6-10.


       Stiles, A. R., Venturoni, L., Mucci, G., Elbalalesy, N., Woontner, M., Goodman, S., & Abdenur, J. E. (2015). New Cases of DHTKD1 Mutations in Patients with 2Ketoadipic Aciduria.  JIMD Reports.

       Mucci, G. & Torno, L. (Eds.) (2015).  Handbook of Long Term Care of the Childhood Cancer Survivor. Edited Publication.  New York:  Springer.