Psychology Education and Training Program

Training Faculty

Lauren Krivitzky, PhD, ABPP-Cn, Director of Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Training; Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Dr. Krivitzky is a board certified pediatric neuropsychologist. Clinical and research interests: neuropsychological functioning in pediatric stroke and predictors of neuropsychological outcomes in children with rare metabolic disorders. E-mail krivitzkyL@email.chop.edu.

Thomas J. Power, PhD, Chief Psychologist, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Professor of School Psychology in Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Director, Center for Management of ADHD; Project Director, Clinical, Community, Schools Program. Clinical and research interests: health promotion; multi-systemic, community-based intervention; assessment and treatment of ADHD. E-mail power@email.chop.edu

Core faculty and staff

Lamia P. Barakat, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Director of Psychosocial Services, Division of Oncology. Clinical and research interests: evidence-based assessment and intervention in pediatric psychology, sociodemographic and family factors in disease management and quality of life in pediatric oncology and sickle cell disease, patient-provider communication to enhance disease management. E-mail barakat@email.chop.edu.

Lisa Blaskey, PhD, Neuropsychologist, Regional Autism Center and Center for Autism Research Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Clinical Research interest: neurocognitive underpinnings of autism spectrum disorders, neuropsychological assessment, mechanisms of comorbidity in neurodevelopmental disorders. E-mail: blaskey@email.chop.edu.

Jacqueline L. Cunningham, PhD, Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Clinical and research interests: neuropsychological evaluation and consultation in pediatric rehabilitation; long-term outcome from traumatic brain injury; long-term outcome following posterior fossa tumors and the history of neuropsychology. E-mail cunningham@email.chop.edu.

Ricardo B. Eiraldi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Health in Urban Schools Program. Clinical and research interests: Mental health services disparities: ADHD in girls and ethnic minority populations; diagnostic tools and strategies for diagnosing ADHD in school-age children. E-mail: eiraldi@email.chop.edu.

Thomas B. Flynn, PhD, Pediatric Neuropsychologist and Director, Assessment and Neuropsychology Sciences, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and behavioral Sciences. Clinical and research interests: Neuropsychological functioning in children with central nervous system impairment. Specific interests in epilepsy including pre- and post-surgical evaluations; sickle cell disease; long-term outcome of children with congenital heart defects and pediatric stroke. E-mail: flynnt@email.chop.edu.

Marsha Gerdes, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Psychologist and Co-director, Neonatal Follow-up Program; Director of School Readiness Specialist Initiative. Clinical research and interests: developmental assessment of at-risk infants and preschoolers, parent counseling for vulnerable children, assessment of children with developmental disabilities and other genetic syndromes and school readiness. E-mail: gerdes@email.chop.edu.

Lisa Guy, PhD Psychologist, Regional Autism Center and Center for Autism Research Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Clinical and research interests: assessment and intervention services to children and their families with a range of developmental differences, assessment of ASD, in social perception and emotional regulation in ASD. Email: guy11@email.chop.edu.

Emily Kuschner, PhD, Psychologist, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Radiology Department and the Center for Autism Research. Clinical and research interests: diagnostic assessment and therapy (individual and social skills groups) for children and adolescents with ASD, characterization and development of new treatment approaches for food selectivity (i.e., picky eating) in children with ASD, and features of individuals with small chromosome deletions and duplications associated with ASD. Email: kuschnerE@email.chop.edu.

Debra Lefkowitz, PsyD, Psychologist, Division of Cardiology. Clinical and research interests: family coping with pediatric chronic illness, assessment of risk/protective factors in coping, program development and evaluation. E-mail: lefkowitz@email.chop.edu.

Stephen S. Leff, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Program Director Friend To Friend program; Clinical and research interests: lunchroom-and playground-based violence prevention programs; gender and social cognitive differences in aggression; social skills development in children with ADHD. E-mail: leff@email.chop.edu.

Jennifer Mautone, PhD, Psychologist, Center for Management of ADHD. Clinical and research interests: family-school collaboration for children with ADHD; parent education regarding behavior management of children with ADHD; collaboration between families, schools, and the healthcare system. E-mail: mautone@email.chop.edu.

Judith Miller, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Training Director, Center for Autism Research. Clinical and research interests: Diagnostic and classification issues in autism spectrum disorders, including early identification and screening, identifying subtypes, and understanding the range of clinical presentations associated with autism spectrum disorders. E-mail: mindell@email.chop.edu.

Melisa Moore, PhD, CBSM, Attending Psychologist, Sleep Center. Clinical and research interests: Assessment and treatment of pediatric sleep disorders, environmental and genetic influences on sleep, sleep and psychological functioning. E-mail: mooremel@email.chop.edu.

Juhi Pandey, PhD, Neuropsychologist, Regional Autism Center and Center for Autism Research Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Clinical and research interests: early identification and diagnosis of ASD, clinical phenotyping, and brain-behavior relationships that impact diagnosis and treatment outcome and plays a clinical role on a number of infant and toddler as well as school-age studies at CAR. Email: pandeyj@email.chop.edu.

Robert Schultz, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Director, Developmental Neuroimaging Laboratory and the Center for Autism Research. Clinical and research interests: brain mechanisms in the autism spectrum disorders, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies of brain anatomy and development and functional MRI (fMRI) studies of social perception and social cognition. E-mail: schultzrt@email.chop.edu.

Lisa Schwartz, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Psychologist, Division of Oncology, Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program. Clinical and research interests: developmental, psychosocial, and health outcomes of pediatric cancer survivors; adolescents and young adults with cancer; health behaviors, health promotion, and transition to adulthood and adult medical care for adolescents/young adults with medical conditions. E-mail: schwartzl@email.chop.edu.

Nina H. Thomas, PhD, ABPP-Cn Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Clinical and research interests: neuropsychological functioning in children with central nervous system impairment. Specific interests in metabolic disorders; acute lymphoblastic leukemia and physiologic management in the ICU as a moderator of outcome. E-mail: thomasn@email.chop.edu.

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