Sydney A Rice
- Professor, Pediatrics - (Clinical Scholar Track)
- Professor, Public Health
- Member of the Graduate Faculty
- University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (2018 - Ongoing)
- Best Doctors
- Spring 2020
- Spring 2019
- Peer nominated, Spring 2018
- Peer nominated, Spring 2017
- Health Advocacy Award Winner
- Tucson Business Women of Influence, Spring 2016
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Dev and Behav PediatricsPED 850I (Fall 2021)
Honors ThesisPSIO 498H (Fall 2021)
Dev and Behav PediatricsPED 850I (Spring 2021)
Honors ThesisPSIO 498H (Spring 2020)
Honors ThesisPSIO 498H (Fall 2019)
- Ranjbar, N. E., Erb, M., Othman, M., Moreno, F. A., Hardin, M. C., Homer, P. T., Mckean, B., Overstreet, S. G., Anhalt, C. O., Daly Rooney, R. A., Manne, S., Ogden, G. E., Berg, J. A., Fallis, D. T., Decker, P. A., Saavedra, S. S., Hudson, L., Yslas, C. M., Lux, K. M., , Joshi, K. N., et al. (2020). Trauma-Informed Care and Cultural Humility in the Mental Health Care of People from Minoritized Communities. FOCUS, 18(1), 8-15. doi:10.1176/appi.focus.20190027More infoThe prevalence and impact of trauma constitute a public health crisis that is complicated by the cultural heterogeneity of contemporary society and a higher rate of trauma among individuals from minoritized communities. A trauma-informed care approach can facilitate improved treatment of those who have experienced trauma, and trauma-informed care is increasingly viewed as potentially beneficial for all patients. This article outlines general principles of trauma-informed care and ways to enact it. Because the situations in which trauma arises, the ways in which it is conceptualized, and how patients respond to it are influenced by both culture and individual factors, a cultural humility approach is also described and recommended. Psychiatrists can navigate the complex terrain of cultures and social backgrounds in the clinical encounter and can promote healing when treating patients who have experienced trauma by adopting a trauma-informed care approach and an attitude of cultural humility.
- Blackman, J. A., Rice, S. A., Matsumoto, J. A., Conaway, M. R., Elgin, K. M., Patrick, P. D., Farrell, W. J., Allaire, J. H., & Willson, D. F. (2018). Brain imaging as a predictor of early functional outcome following traumatic brain injury in children, adolescents, and young adults. The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation, 18(6), 493-503.More infoA depth of lesion (DOL) model using brain imaging has been proposed to aid in medical decision-making and planning for rehabilitation resource needs. The purpose of this study was to determine the early prognostic value of a DOL classification system for children and young adults following severe traumatic brain injury.
- Eldridge, C., Bandlamuri, S., Andrews, J. G., Galindo, M. K., Contreras, D., Flood, T. J., & Rice, S. (2018). Postfolate spina bifida lesion level change. Birth defects research, 110(11), 949-955.More infoSpina bifida accounts for a large proportion of birth defects in the United States. Studies have evaluated the decrease in prevalence at birth after folate fortification of food grains, but little is known about neurologic functional changes related to fortification. This study assesses the functional level of lesions in the prefortification and postfortification eras.
- Nelson, M. A., Rice, S. A., Hammer, M., Khanna, M., Parker, S. S., & Khanna, R. (2018). A Novel Variant of the TAF1 Gene Associated with Cerebellar Atrophy Discovered Using Genomic and Transcriptomic Sequencing. Neuronal Signaling, 2(3).
- Rice, S. A. (2018). Behavioral problems in children with autism spectrum disorder with and without co-occurring intellectual disability.. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 61-71. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2018.09.002
- Thibadeau, J., Reeder, M. R., Andrews, J., Ong, K., Feldkamp, M. L., Rice, S., & Alriksson-Schmidt, A. (2017). Understanding the Natural Progression of Spina Bifida: Prospective Study. JMIR research protocols, 6(9), e180.More infoSpina bifida (SB) is monitored through birth defects surveillance across the United States and in most developed countries. Although much is known about the management of SB and its many comorbid conditions in affected individuals, there are few systematic, longitudinal studies on population-based cohorts of children or adults. The natural history of SB across the life course of persons with this condition is not well documented. Earlier identification of comorbidities and secondary conditions could allow for earlier intervention that might enhance the developmental trajectory for children with SB.
- Rice, S. A. (2016). Developmental Screening, Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatric Digest.
- Blackman, J. A., Rice, S. A., Matsumoto, J. A., Conaway, M. R., Elgin, K. M., Patrick, P. D., Farrell, W. J., Allaire, J. H., & Willson, D. F. (2015). Brain imaging as a predictor of early functional outcome following traumatic brain injury in children, adolescents, and young adults. The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation, 18(6), 493-503.More infoA depth of lesion (DOL) model using brain imaging has been proposed to aid in medical decision-making and planning for rehabilitation resource needs. The purpose of this study was to determine the early prognostic value of a DOL classification system for children and young adults following severe traumatic brain injury.
- Liogier d'Ardhuy, X., Edgin, J. O., Bouis, C., de Sola, S., Goeldner, C., Kishnani, P., Nöldeke, J., Rice, S., Sacco, S., Squassante, L., Spiridigliozzi, G., Visootsak, J., Heller, J., & Khwaja, O. (2015). Assessment of Cognitive Scales to Examine Memory, Executive Function and Language in Individuals with Down Syndrome: Implications of a 6-month Observational Study. Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 9, 300.More infoDown syndrome (DS) is the most commonly identifiable genetic form of intellectual disability. Individuals with DS have considerable deficits in intellectual functioning (i.e., low intellectual quotient, delayed learning and/or impaired language development) and adaptive behavior. Previous pharmacological studies in this population have been limited by a lack of appropriate endpoints that accurately measured change in cognitive and functional abilities. Therefore, the current longitudinal observational study assessed the suitability and reliability of existing cognitive scales to determine which tools would be the most effective in future interventional clinical studies. Subtests of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS), Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB), and Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals-Preschool-2 (CELF-P-2), and the Observer Memory Questionnaire-Parent Form (OMQ-PF), Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function®-Preschool Version (BRIEF-P) and Leiter International Performance Scale-Revised were assessed. The results reported here have contributed to the optimization of trial design and endpoint selection for the Phase 2 study of a new selective negative allosteric modulator of the GABAA receptor α5-subtype (Basmisanil), and can be applied to other studies in the DS population.
- Combs, D., Rice, S. A., & Kopp, L. M. (2014). Incidence of delirium in children with cancer. Pediatric blood & cancer, 61(11), 2094-5.More infoThere are limited data on the incidence of delirium in children with cancer. We performed a retrospective chart review of all pediatric oncology admissions over a 1 year period to determine the incidence of delirium in this population. We identified seven patients with delirium (10% incidence). Delirium is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, and is likely under-recognized in this population. Improved diagnosis and treatment of delirium may improve outcomes in children with cancer.
- Ghuman, J. K., Aman, M. G., Ghuman, H. S., Reichenbacher, T., Gelenberg, A., Wright, R., Rice, S., & Fort, C. (2009). Prospective, naturalistic, pilot study of open-label atomoxetine treatment in preschool children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 19(2), 155-66.More infoThe aim of this study was to report preliminary data regarding effectiveness and tolerability of atomoxetine in 3- to 5-year-old preschool children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
- Ghuman, J. K., Aman, M. G., Lecavalier, L., Riddle, M. A., Gelenberg, A., Wright, R., Rice, S., Ghuman, H. S., & Fort, C. (2009). Randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover study of methylphenidate for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms in preschoolers with developmental disorders. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 19(4), 329-39.More infoThe aim of this study was to investigate the short-term efficacy and safety of methylphenidate (MPH) to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in an understudied population of preschoolers with pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) or intellectual disability (ID).
- Theodorou, A. A., & Rice, S. A. (2007). Is the silent epidemic keeping patients awake?. Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 3(4), 347-8.
- Rice, S. A., Blackman, J. A., Braun, S., Linn, R. T., Granger, C. V., & Wagner, D. P. (2005). Rehabilitation of children with traumatic brain injury: descriptive analysis of a nationwide sample using the WeeFIM. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, 86(4), 834-6.More infoTo describe functional capability at admission and discharge of children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in rehabilitation settings.
- Rice, S. A., Allaire, J., Elgin, K., Farrell, W., Conaway, M., & Blackman, J. A. (2004). Effect of shortened length of stay on functional and educational outcome after pediatric rehabilitation. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation, 83(1), 27-32.More infoThe purpose of this study was to assess changes in the length of stay and its effect on effectiveness and return to school in an inpatient pediatric rehabilitation unit during a 5-yr period from fiscal year 1997 through 2001.
- Kiela, P. R., West, J. J., Murray, M., Galindo, K., Mayate-Ortiz, L., Laubitz, D., Daines, M. O., & Rice, S. A. (2019, May). Assessing the Causes, Epidemiology and Under-diagnosis of Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) in Arizonans. 4th Annual ABRC Research Conference, Phoenix, AZ May 2, 2019. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Biomedical Research Commission.
- Rice, S. A. (2016, June). Keynote. Chapel Haven West Graduation, University of Arizona.
- Parikh, C., Andrews, J. G., Rice, S. A., Mastergeorge, A., Pettygrove, S. D., & Kurzius-Spencer, M. (2017, April). Characterizing Health Disparities in the Age of Autism Diagnosis in a Study of 8-Year-Old Children. Society for Research on Child Development Biennial Meeting. Austin, Texas: Society for Research on Child Development.
- Parthasarathy, S., Combs, D. A., Morgan, W. J., Edgin, J. O., Archbold, K., Rice, S. A., Barber, B. J., Barber, B. J., Archbold, K., Rice, S. A., Edgin, J. O., Morgan, W. J., Combs, D. A., & Parthasarathy, S. (2015, May). Prevalence of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children with Congenital Heart Disease. 2015 International meeting of the American Thoracic Society. Denver, CO.
- Parthasarathy, S., Morgan, W. J., Rice, S. A., Barber, B. J., Archbold, K., Edgin, J. O., & Combs, D. A. (2015, May). Prevalence of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children with Congenital Heart Disease. 2015 International meeting of the American Thoracic Society. Denver, CO.
- Rice, S. A. (2016. Dietary supplement for autism, discussion of clinical trial, The Morning Blend. Tucson: KVOA.
- Rice, S. A. (2015. Dietary supplement for autism, discussion of clinical trial, The Morning Blend. Tucson: KVOA.