Chelsea Black, PhD, ABPP-CN

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Chelsea Black, PhD, ABPP-CN, is a pediatric neuropsychologist with the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Neuropsychology and Assessment Service at CHOP.

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

Education and Training


Clinical Psychology (Pediatric Neuropsychology track) - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatric Neuropsychology - Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Biology, Psychology - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Graduate Degree

PhD - Clinical Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Departments and Services

Research Interests

  • Pediatric Neuroinflammatory Disorders
  • Language skills, executive function abilities, and mood dysregulation in pediatric medical disorders



Peer-reviewed Journal Articles


Schreiber, J.M., Tochen, L., Brown, M., Evans, S., Ball, L.J., Bumbut, A., Thewamit, R., Whitehead, M.T., Black, C.L., Boutzoukas, E., Fanto, E., Suslovic, W., Berl, M., Hammer, M., & Gaillard, W.D.: A multi-disciplinary clinic for SCN8A-related epilepsy. Epilepsy research 159: 106261, Jan 2020.

Damme, K.S.F., Alloy, L.B., Young, C.B., Kelley, N.J., Chein, J., Ng, T.H., Titone, M.K., Black, C.L., & Alloy, L.B.: Amygdala Subnuclei Volume in Bipolar Spectrum Disorders: Insights from Diffusion-Based Subsegmentation and a High-Risk Design. Human Brain Mapping in press.


You, X., Zachery, A.N., Fanto, E.J., Norato, G., Germeyan, S.C., Emery, E.J., Sepeta, L.N., Berl, M.M., Black, C.L., Wiggs, E., Zaghloul, K., Inati, S.K., Gaillard, W.D., & Theodore, W.H. : fMRI prediction of naming change after adult temporal lobe epilepsy surgery: Activation matters. Epilepsia 60(3): 527-538, Mar 2019. PMCID: PMC6401285

Shapero, B.G., Curley, E.E., Black, C.L., & Alloy, L.B. (2019). : The interactive association of proximal life stress and cumulative HPA axis functioning with depressive symptoms. Depression and anxiety 36(11): 1089-1101, Nov 2019.

Black, C.L., Shih, S.W., Sepeta, L.N., Facella-Ervolini, J.W., Isquith, P.K., & Berl, M.M.: Everyday executive function in focal onset pediatric epilepsy on the parent-report BRIEF2. Child neuropsychology : a journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence 25(1): 22-43, 01 2019.


Gu, R., Jiang, Y., Kiser, S., Black, C.L., Broster, L.S., Luo, Y., & Kelly, T.H. : Impulsive personality dimensions are associated with altered behavioral performance and neural responses in the monetary incentive delay task. Neuropsychologia 103: 59-68, Aug 2017. PMCID: PMC5576147


Ng, T. H., Stange, J. P., Black, C. L., Titone, M. K., Weiss, R. B., Abramson, L. Y., Alloy, L. B.: Impulsivity predicts the onset of DSM-IV-TR or RDC hypomanic and manic episodes in adolescents and young adults with high or moderate reward sensitivity. Journal of affective disorders 198: 88-95, 07 2016. PMCID: PMC4844858


Shapero, B.G., Stange, J.P., Goldstein, K.E., Black, C.L., Molz, A.R., Hamlat, E.J., Black, S.K., Boccia, A.S., Abramson, L.Y., & Alloy, L.B. : Cognitive Styles in Mood Disorders: Discriminative Ability of Unipolar and Bipolar Cognitive Profiles. International journal of cognitive therapy 8(1): 35-60, Mar 2015. PMCID: PMC4399766

Boland, E.M., Stange, J.P., Adams, A.M., LaBelle, D.R., Ong, M.L., Hamilton, J.L.,Connolly, S.L., Black, C.L., Boccia, A., & Alloy, L.B. : Associations between sleep disturbance, cognitive functioning and work disability in Bipolar Disorder. Psychiatry research 230(2): 567-74, Dec 2015. PMCID: PMC4655200