Nicole D. Andorko, PhD

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Nicole D. Andorko, PhD is a psychologist in the Diabetes Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Predoctoral Intern, Pediatric Psychology - Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE


Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatric Psychology - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Psychology - Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Degree

PhD in Clinical Psychology, Child Track - University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD
MA in Clinical Psychology, Child Track - University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD

Titles and Academic Titles


Departments and Services




DeLuca, J. S., Rakhshan Rouhakhtar, P. J., Klaunig, M. J., Akouri-Shan, L., Jay., S. Y., Todd, T. L., Sarac, C.,  Andorko, N.D., Herrera, S. N., Dobbs, M. F., Bilgrami, Z. R.,  Kline, E.,  Brodsky, A., Jespersen, R., Landa, Y., Corcoran, C. M., & Schiffman, J. : Psychosis-Like Experiences and Resilience: A Systematic and Critical Review of the Literature. Psychological Services. 2022.


Thompson, E. C., Jay, S. Y., Andorko, N. D., Millman, Z. B., Rouhakhtar, P. R., Sagun, K., & Schiffman, J.: Sleep quality moderates the association between psychotic-like experiences and suicidal ideation among help-seeking university students. Psychiatry research. 296: 113668, 2021.

Phalen, P., Millman, Z., Rouhakhtar, P. R., Andorko, N.D., Reeves, G., & Schiffman, J.: Categorical versus dimensional models of early psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. 2021.

Andorko, N.D., Fitzgerald, J., Roemer, C., Solender, E., Petti, E., Rakhshan Rouhakhtar, P., McNamara, K., Smith, M., Buchanan, R., Schiffman, J., & DeVylder, J.: Social Work Training to Reduce Duration of Untreated Psychosis: Methodology and considerations of a web-based training for community providers. Early Intervention In Psychiatry. 2021.

Petti, E., Klaunig, M.J., Smith, M.E., Bridgwater, M.A., Roemer, C., Andorko, N.D., Chibani, D., DeLuca, J.S., Pitts, S.C., Schiffman, J., & Rakhshan Rouhakhtar, P.: Mental health care utilization in individuals with high levels of psychosis-like experiences: Associations with race and potentially traumatic events. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. 2021.


Andorko, N.D., Getzoff-Testa, E., Scheimann, A.O., Gelfand, K.: Sociodemographic outcomes from an urban pediatric obesity program. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psyhology. 8: 369, 2020.

Wilson, C., Anthony, L., Kenworthy, L., Fleischman, R., Demro, C., Andorko, N.D., Armour, A., Schiffman, J.: Feasibility of psychosis-risk assessment for adolescents diagnosed with autism. Autism. 24: 834-850, 2020.

Thompson, E. C., Andorko, N. D., Rakhshan Rouhakhtar, P., Millman, Z. B., Sagun, K., Han, S., & Schiffman, J.: Psychosis-Spectrum Screening and Assessment within a College Counseling Center: A Pilot Study Exploring Feasibility and Clinical Need. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy. 1-22, 2020.

DeLuca, J.S., Andorko, N.D., Chibani, D., Jay, S. Y., Rakhshan Rouhakhtar, P.J., Petti, E., & Akouri-Shan, L.: Telepsychotherapy with youth at clinical high risk for psychosis: Clinical issues and best practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. 30: 304, 2020.

Millman, Z.B., Gallagher, K., Demro, C., Schiffman, J., Reeves, G.M., Gold, J.M., Rakhshan Rouhakhtar, P.J., Fitzgerald, J., Andorko, N.D., Redman, S., Buchanan, R., Hong, E., Rowland, L., Waltz, J.A.: Evidence of reward system dysfunction in youth at clinical high-risk for psychosis from two event-related fMRI paradigms. Schizophrenia Research 226: 111-119, 2020.


Rakhshan Rouhakhtar, P.J., Pitts, S.C., Millman, ZB, Andorko, N.D., Wilson, C., Demro, C., Phalen, P.L., Walsh, B., Woods, S., Reeves, G.M., & Schiffman, J.E.: The impact of age on the validity of psychosis risk screening in a sample of help-seeking youth. Psychiatry Research. 274: 30-35, 2019.

Andorko, N.D., Rakhshan Rouhakhtar, P., Hinkle, C., Mittal, V., McAllister, M., DeVylder, J., & Schiffman, J : Assessing validity of retrospective recall of physical activity in individuals with psychosis-like experiences. Psychiatry Research 273: 211-217, 2019.


Andorko, N.D., Millman, Z.B., Klingaman, E., Medoff, D., Kline, E., Devylder, J., Reeves, G., Schiffman, J: The association of sleep, childhood trauma, and psychosis-like experiences. Schizophrenia Research 199: 333-340, 2018.


Andorko, N.D., Mittal, V., Thompson, E., Denenny, D., Epstein , G., Demro, C., Wilson, C., Sun, S., Klingaman, E., DeVylder, J., Oh, H., Postolache, T.T., Reeves, G.,  & Schiffman, J.: The association between sleep dysfunction and psychosis-like experiences among college students.  Psychiatry Research 248: 6-12, 2017.


Oh, H.Y., Singh, F., Koyanagi, A., Jameson, N.D., Schiffman, J., & DeVylder, J.: Sleep disturbances are associated with psychotic experiences: Findings from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. Schizophrenia Research 171(1): 74-78, 2016.201.

Jameson, N.D., Sheppard, B., Lateef, T., Vande-Voort, J., He, J.P., Merikangas, K.R. : Physical Comorbidity of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in US Adolescents. Journal of Child Neurology 31: 1282-1289, 2015.

Schiffman, J., Kline, E., Jameson, N.D., Sorensen, H.J., Dodge, S., Tsuji, T., Mortensen, E.L., & Mednick, S.A.: Premorbid multi-variate prediction of adult psychosis-spectrum disorder: A high-risk prospective investigation. Schizophrenia Research 168: 74-78, 2015.


Vande-Voort, J., He, J.P., Jameson, N.D., & Merikangas, K.R.: Impact of the DSM-5 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Age of Onset Criterion in the U.S. Adolescent Population.  Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 53: 736-744, 2014.



Jameson, N.D., Millman, Z.B., Schiffman, J: Schizotypal Personality Disorder. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. A. Wenzel (ed.).

Merikangas, K.R., Jameson, N.D., Tohen, M.: Course of Bipolar in Adults and Children. Long-term Outcomes in Psychopathology research: Rethinking the Scientific Agenda. E.J. Bromet (ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Posters and Presentations


Nickerson, S., Meighan, S., Suresh, R., Andorko, N.D., Marks, B., & Gettings, J. Routine depression screenings are recommended for youth with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). Poster accepted for presentation at Conference for the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (IPSAD), Rotterdam, Netherlands. October, 2023

Gettings, J., Pantesco, E., Andorko, N.D., Willi, S. Cognitive and Somatic Symptoms of Depression are Uniquely Related to HbA1c and Suicide Attempt History. Poster presentation at the American Diabetes Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. June, 2023



Holbein, C.E., Andorko, N.D., & Turner, E. : Gastrointestinal (GI) psychology consultation and intervention for children with very early-onset inflammatory bowel disease (VEO-IBD) and their families. Poster presentation at the meeting of the Society for Pediatric Psychopathology, Phoenix, AZ. April 2022


Awards and Honors

2023, Professional Development Course Scholarship Award Winner, American Diabetes Association, Women’s Interprofessional Network (WIN ADA)

2018, Breaking Ground Research Grant Awardee, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

2017, Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference Student Poster Award

2012, National Institute of Mental Health, Technical Intramural Research Training Award Fellowship


Editorial and Academic Positions

2015-2020 Ad-hoc reviewer for Schizophrenia Research

2015-2020 Mentored ad-hoc reviewer for Schizophrenia Bulletin

2018-2020 Ad-hoc reviewer for Translational Issues in Psychological Science

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2014-present, American Psychological Association
 - 2014-present, Division 53 - Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
 - 2014-present, Division 54 - Society of Pediatric Psychology