Class of 2005
Dr. Jessica Vordenberg MacDonald, Psy.D. is a 2005 graduate of Roger Bacon.
Upon graduation, she studied psychology at the University of Cincinnati where she was a member of the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology and graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors.
After completing her bachelor’s degree, Dr. MacDonald
pursued her graduate studies at Xavier University. She earned her
master’s degree and Psy.D.
doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. Her doctoral
dissertation was a study conducted on an inpatient physical medicine and
examining cognitive and functional outcomes of stroke patients, a
study that she later published in a premiere peer-reviewed journal.
studies, she completed clinical training in Neuropsychology with
positions at the Kettering Medical Center, Cincinnati VA Medical
Center, and yearlong
internship at the St. Louis VA Medical Center. To complete her
training, Dr. MacDonald then pursued a two-year clinical and research
in Neuro/Rehab Psychology at Ohio State University’s physical
medicine and rehabilitation hospital. Dr. MacDonald has presented her
at multiple national and international conferences.
Professionally, Dr. MacDonald has worked as a Clinical
Neuropsychologist for the past three years. She works within a Neurology
cognitive assessments with patients with history of stroke,
traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, dementia, and other
She became board certified in Neuropsychology in 2018.
Personally, Dr. MacDonald married her husband Brian in 2014 and they have a three year old son Sam. They also welcomed triplets Jack, Emma, and Chloe in April 2019.